This week, Enabled Energy hosted a virtual training session for members of their staff and several clients to complete the coursework for a Data Center Energy Practitioner (DCEP). Although this coursework is typically presented onsite in a classroom setting, Enabled Energy worked with Center of Expertise for Energy Efficiency in Data Centers (www.datacenters.lbl.gov/decp) to set up the online learning environment.
Unlike other Data Center training offerings, the DCEP certificate remains the only one issued under the US Department of Energy (DOE) and the Federal Energy Management Program in conjunction with a training program developed by Lawrence Berkley National Labs (LBNL). The purpose of the DOE program and certification is to:
“…raise the standards of those involved in energy assessments of data centers to accelerate energy savings in data centers. The Program is driven by the fact that significant knowledge, training, and skills are required to perform accurate energy assessments in data centers.”
As Data Center Energy Practitioners (DCEPs), each attendee will:
- Be qualified to identify and evaluate energy efficiency opportunities in data centers;
- Demonstrate proficiency in the use of the Data Center Profiler (DC Pro) and select Assessment Tools;
- Address energy opportunities in electrical systems, air management, HVAC, and IT equipment;
- Meet academic/work experience requirements (pre-qualifications);
- Receive training on conducting data center assessments;
- Be required to pass one, two, or three exams (depending on course selection)
Enabled Energy is committed to use this unprecedented time where our staff can’t be at our client’s site to further our staff’s technical skills. We are proud that 100% of our Development, Technical and Delivery teams have received DCEP certification and can further assist our clients. We look forward to continuing to provide innovative energy savings programs for each of our clients!
For more information about the DCEP certification or any of our programs, please contact Enabled Energy, Inc. at 303.761.9890.
Sources: ©2019 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | U.S. Department of Energy | Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) | ANCIS