The Demand Side Management (DSM) Forum was held between September 7 and September 8 2012, in Guangzhou, Guangdong province. This is the twelfth in a series of training workshops that NRDC has been organizing since June 2010, and also second in the series of training workshops that NRDC specifically designed for the China Southern Power Grid. The workshop was jointly organized by NRDC, the China Southern Power Grid (Southern Grid) and State Grid DSM Instruction Center, with support from RAP (Regulatory Assistance Project) China Program, China︰S Energy Efficiency Alliance, and the Energy Foundation. The purpose of the workshop is to build technical capacity of the Southern Grid staff who is involved in DSM programs in their service areas. A combination of international and Chinese experts delivered the training course.