Introduction

The global transition to a sustainable energy future has begun. Renewable energy is fast growing at an astonishing pace, information technologies are revolutionizing electricity trade and management, and competitive electricity markets are driving unprecedented change in electricity generation choice.  These rapid changes create countless opportunities for those firms and individuals that understand how and why these changes are happening, anticipate where energy markets are headed, and innovate new solutions and approaches that meet energy-related needs. Conversely, the transition will leave behind those that fail to keep up.

Succeeding in this rapidly changing world requires a solid knowledge base in energy fundamentals, energy technologies, and energy markets; and the skills to use this knowledge to assess new business opportunities. This training course provides both that essential knowledge and those critical skills. After completing this training course, you will understand “why” the energy system is changing, “where” it is headed, “what” it means for your career and your firm, and “how” to successfully navigate the ongoing transition to a sustainable energy future. 

This ETC training course will highlight:

  • Energy Fundamentals: Energy Units, Core Concepts, and Global Trends
  • Renewable Energy Markets: Industry Structure, Key Players, and Trends
  • Renewable Energy Technologies: Cost and Performance Characteristics, Trends, and Forecasts
  • Grid Integration, Smart Grids, and Distributed Renewables: Strategies, Technologies, and Emerging Approaches
  • Sustainable Energy Futures:  Pathways, Forecasts, and Business Implications

Objectives

By the end of this ETC training course, the participants will be able to:

  • Assess why the energy system is changing, and what it means for you and your organization
  • Quantitatively evaluate sustainable energy options including renewables, energy efficiency, and electrification
  • Explain how information technologies are transforming the electricity system
  • Analyze how policies such as auctions and energy targets can be leveraged for success
  • Assess and interpret trends and forecasts that tell us about the future of energy
  • Predict where the energy-related opportunities lie, and know how to take advantage of them

Training Methodology

This ETC training course will use a thoughtful combination of lectures, structured discussion, roleplay, case studies, and exercises. The participants will have opportunities to assess the ongoing energy transition means for their firms, analyze implications of new technologies, and conceive imaginative solutions to energy business challenges.

Organisational Impact

The rapid changes in the energy industry mean that organizations that fail to innovate will be left behind. Staying on top of these changes - and having a deep understanding of what is driving them -is both challenging and necessary.

The organisation will benefit from this training course through:

  • Exposure to the latest trends and happenings in renewable and sustainable energy
  • Insight into where the energy industry is headed, and what it means for the organization
  • Ideas for new business opportunities in this rapidly growing field
  • Exposure to essential online data sources and analysis tools
  • Opportunities to brainstorm innovations and new approaches

Personal Impact

How does one achieve personal success in a rapidly changing industry? With a deep and insightful understanding of why these changes are happening, what opportunities they create, and how to craft imaginative solutions to new challenges. This ETC training course provides the skills and knowledge you need to succeed.

Upon completion of this ETC training course, the participants will:

  • Have a solid understanding of energy industry fundamentals
  • Know how to find and use the best online data sources, tools, and references in the industry
  • Know why the energy industry is changing so quickly, and what it means for their careers
  • Pinpoint career opportunities and avoid career dead-ends
  • Superbly positioned for success in this booming field

Who Should Attend?

This ETC training course is targeted at professionals new to the energy industry, and those in both modern and traditional energy firms needing to better understand and respond to the rapid changes in the energy industry.

This ETC training course is suitable for a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Those new to the energy industry, seeking a thorough understanding of renewable energy and sustainability
  • Those in traditional energy firms, need to understand better what the energy transition means for their firm
  • Those in the renewable and sustainable energy field, seeking market and technology intelligence on the latest happenings in the field
  • Government and public sector professionals with responsibilities related to renewable and sustainable energy
  • Advocates and civil society members, in pursuit of knowledge they can use to build a sustainable energy system for the future generation

The Course Outline

Day One: Energy Fundamentals

  • Energy Problems and Solutions
  • World Energy Overview
  • Energy Fundamentals Review
  • Country-Specific Energy Overviews
  • Electricity Fundamentals
  • Electricity Industry Structure

Day Two: Renewable Energy Technologies and Trends

  • Renewable Energy (RE) Basics
  • Renewable Energy (RE) Myths and Challenges
  • Renewable Energy (RE) Technologies
  • Economic Analysis of Renewable Energy (RE)
  • Renewable Energy (RE) Forecasts and Scenarios

Day Three: Distributed Renewables and Grid Integration

  • Distributed Systems and Microgrids
  • Rooftop Photovoltaics (PV) Technologies and Trends
  • Rooftop Photovoltaics (PV) Case Study Analysis
  • Grid Integration: Problem and Solutions
  • Storage Technologies and Trends
  • Hybrid Power Plants

Day Four: Information Technologies (Smart Grid) and Energy Policy

  • Electrification Trends and Implications
  • Electric Vehicles as Distributed Storage
  • Demand Response (DR)
  • Energy Policy Levers and Tools
  • Auctions
  • Feed-in Tariffs and Net Metering

Day Five: Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Energy Futures

  • Energy Efficiency Overview and Technologies
  • Megawatts: Theory and Practice
  • Energy Efficiency - Business Models and Case Studies
  • Elements of a Sustainable Energy Future
  • Data Sources and Analysis Tools

The Certification

Certificate of Completion will be provided to delegates who attend and complete the course

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