This ETC training course will help the public and private sectors leverage global best practices to evaluate, structure, and finance clean energy projects to assess its technical and economic feasibility and see what threats need to be mitigated to maximize returns. Clean energy projects can use local resources—ranging from solar irradiation to wind to natural gas to running water—to diversify energy resource portfolios; to make a community more resilient and energy self-reliant; to create value locally in terms of local tax revenues, local industries, and local services; and reduce transmission losses which can sap 20% of the energy potential traversing those lines through heat loss at times of peak load. If a clean energy project is feasible, it can be financed through various structures to assign risk fairly, leverage interested parties' strengths to find financing solutions, and find that fabled win-win with a bankable project that benefits all parties.
The participants will be conversant in topics ranging from distributed vs. centralized energy paradigms, to T&D losses, to low-risk business models to finance clean energy, to Power Purchase Agreements.
This Energy Training Centre course will highlight:
- Clean Energy Resources
- Clean Energy Generation Technologies
- Assessing Clean Energy Projects
- Developing Clean Energy Projects
- Financing Clean Energy Projects
The participants will benefit from gaining a working knowledge of clean energy resources and technologies that can convert those resources into usable energy in homes, businesses, institutions, industries, and even entire cities; assessing the enabling environment of policies, legislation, regulatory regimes, grants and loans, and other indicators of the public sector's commitment to promoting and installing clean energy—whether it is for economic development, environmental, social justice, or risk mitigation purposes; being able to assess, develop, and finance renewable energy projects on technical, economic environment bases; and making informed decisions on the latter phases of clean energy project development, financing, and de-risking to create solid investments with reasonable returns.
By the end of this ETC training course, the participants will be able to:
- Better understand clean energy resources and conversion technologies
- Know how to assess the public sector’s commitment to and support of clean energy in the long run, and their motivations behind this commitment
- Understand the link between an end user's load profiles and the most appropriate configuration of clean energy technologies, energy storage systems, advanced controls, and grid connectivity Conduct basic clean energy project assessment and development
- Know the various de-risking tools and approaches to increase investor and lender confidence, maximize returns, and create win-wins for all vested parties
The participants in this training course will receive thorough training on the subject, utilizing various proven adult learning teaching and facilitation techniques, including a brief assessment of participant names, roles, and interests. It also contains charts, illustrations, pictures, and embedded website hyperlinks, videos, case studies, practical problem-solving sessions, and interactive discussions. The PowerPoint will be engaging and esthetically appealing with a focus on information graphics.