The first participants have completed DOE’s Data Center Energy Practitioner (DCEP) training program.

Organized by the Industrial Technologies Program, the training is intended to develop energy experts with the experience to conduct energy assessments for data centers. As noted by the Department of Energy, significant knowledge, training and skills are required to perform accurate energy assessments in data centers. The DCEP program was created and implemented in coordination with industry stakeholders to train professional energy practitioners to help data centers reduce their energy demands and accelerate energy savings.

The first group of DCEP participants completed their training and passed exams designed to demonstrate proficiency in the use of select ITP energy assessment tools. To date, the DCEP program has 13 Level 1 Practitioners (Generalists) and 18 Level 2 Practitioners (HVAC Specialists). These individuals, from both the public and private sectors, were specifically chosen for acceptance into the DCEP program.

ITP has a goal of training at least 200 practitioners by the end of 2011.