Meet Ontario's first CDM specialists

Wednesday, 08 December 2010

Meet Ontario's First Recipient of the CDM Specialist Certificate in the November edition of The Distributor, the Electricity Distributor's Association (EDA) monthly publication, highlights the first recipient of the CDM Specialist Certificate: Linda Boyer of Halton Hills Hydro. IndEco has designed and delivers the CDM Specialist Certificate Program, in partnership with The MEARIE Group. The program is comprised of seven courses that can either be taken as stand-alone courses or be combined to complete the certificate program. The courses are Introduction to the principles of conservation and demand management (CDM) for CDM professionals; CDM Economics; CDM Programming; CDM evaluation, monitoring & verification (EM&V); CDM Marketing; Introduction to the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) and utility regulation; and CDM Customer Service. The courses are designed to help local distribution company (LDC) CDM professionals effectively design, deliver and evaluate CDM programs for 2011-2014.

In the article's interview, Linda Boyer shares her experience in the program.
Photo of Linda Boyer

Since the article was published, seven additional LDC professionals have completed the program. Congratulations to: (L-R) Matt Dodman of Chatham-Kent Hydro, Mary Tibollo of Canadian Niagara Power, Karen Spain and Wendy Robinson of Brant County Power, Sue Forcier and Katie Potts of Niagara Peninsula Energy Inc, and Glen McAllister of COLLUS, pictured here with David Heeney (IndEco) and Penny Charette (The MEARIE Group).
Photo with seven graduates

All seven courses will be offered twice in 2011. For dates, full course descriptions, and to register, visit The MEARIE Group's training website. LDCs may also arrange to have the courses delivered on-site.

The EDA is the voice of Ontario's local electricity distributors, the publicly and privately owned companies that safely and reliably deliver electricity to over four million Ontario homes, businesses and public institutions. IndEco has been a commercial member of the EDA for over 5 years.

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