Is this Program Right for You?
The UW–Madison Resource and Energy Demand Analysis (REDA) accelerated master’s program is the first professional training program of its kind, anywhere. As a graduate, you will excel as part of the new workforce of analysts who evaluate energy efficiency programs and other conservation initiatives that curb climate change impacts, increase sustainability, and protect our natural resources. Learn to answer critical questions about whether energy and resources are actually being saved, who exactly is reducing their usage of these resources, and how consumption can be further reduced.
Massive increases in smart technologies generate “big data” that can be used to measure the effectiveness of resource and energy efficiency initiatives. Utilities, businesses promoting renewables and conservation, consulting firms, and regulators all need analysts with specialized training to fill this emerging need. Experts say that North America will remain the largest market for demand-response programs for the next two decades, but Europe and the developing countries of the Asian Pacific are poised to open new markets as well.
If you are interested in using quantitative skills to advance projects that are good for the environment, enjoy analytical work, and want to work collaboratively while earning an excellent salary, REDA is the perfect fit.
What You Learn
- Design, manage, and evaluate programs that conserve energy, water, and other natural resources
- Apply economics, survey methods, econometrics, and statistical analysis to determine which conservation initiatives actually work in the real world
Where & How You Learn
- Face-to-face and online
- Earn your master’s degree in 1 year; program begins with an online math/stats review course in the summer, followed by on-campus instruction during fall & spring semesters; complete your practicum project in June
- Advance through the program with a small group of peers
- Draw on the expertise of industry practitioners through our seminar series
- Evaluate a resource or energy demand management program using real data, and produce a paper suitable for presentation at industry conferences