Energy Planning & Sustainable Development

An Interactive 5 - Day Training Course

Energy Planning & Sustainable Development

Responsible Energy Futures

Classroom Dates
08 - 12 Jul 2024
19 - 23 Aug 2024
07 - 11 Oct 2024

This Energy Planning & Sustainable Development training course will help the public and private sectors leverage global best practices on long-term energy portfolio planning, resource management, climate change mitigation strategies, environmental sustainability, and social impact. The entire cycle of energy planning toward a sustainable future—starting with envisioning a sustainable energy future, to reconciling differing (and often conflicting) stakeholder perspectives, to analyzing the costs and benefits of various energy plan options, to selling those plans to decision-makers, to finding 80/20 common grounds, to developing an energy implementation plan with specific activities and responsible parties and timelines.

It will give a better understanding of the types of long-term planning—from the traditional utility-based Integrated Resource Planning (IRP) to the nascent IRRP that adds an "R" for Resilience to climate change pressures, to more grassroots plans that communities may adapt to meet various goals including carbon neutrality—and which types work best for them.

This will be added granularity to the sustainable energy plans in the two major energy sectors—electricity and transportation—that begin with establishing a baseline that characterizes the current energy scenario and then advances to define pathways to achieving the desired “end-state” of the community that is defined by the Vision, Goals, and Strategies set earlier.

The participants will benefit from gaining a working knowledge of how to assemble the pieces necessary to help a community decide on what sustainable development means to its members; to tap into the right resources which as a coordinated team can effectively “see the big picture” of a sustainable energy future, as well as  “dot the i’s” of detailed energy planning;  to decide what kind of sustainable energy plan would work best for their community; take necessary actions to measure current scenarios and chart the training course to make more desirable scenarios a reality in the near- to medium-term; and then design and implement a plan to make that desirable scenario happen.  And in the process, give future generations a better world through responsible resource management and energy planning.

By the end of this Energy Training Centre training course, the participants will be able to:

  • Elucidate the connection between sustainable development—from the original Brundtland Report—and sustainable energy
  • Understand the need for energy to drive economic development 
  • Select a diversified set of stakeholders to design a sustainable energy plan for the electricity and/or transportation sectors
  • Acquire and analyze inputs from those select stakeholders and from many other reliable data sources to design a visionary yet achievable sustainable energy future
  • Implement a sustainable energy planning initiative

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.

The organization will benefit from sending the employees to attend this Energy Planning & Sustainable Development training course as they will be able to relate lessons learned from this training course to develop and implement a sustainable energy planning process; this knowledge will add monetizable value to the organization as well as a competitive edge over their competitors in the sustainable development and clean energy realm.

The organization can leverage knowledge and skill sets, such as:

  • The ability to leverage their current staff qualifications to take the concept of sustainable development, and apply it to planning a more responsible energy future for their clients
  • Stock-taking of the skill sets necessary to plan the responsible use of natural resources to provide the energy necessary to drive the economic development of their communities
  • Gaining a better understanding of the connection between a community’s desire to make positive change and the steps necessary to turn that desire into a reality with strategic planning
  • Gaining insights into the motivations of various stakeholders in their adoption of or objection to change
  • Knowing how energy generation technologies convert sustainable energy resources into electricity, heat, cooling, transport, and other energy services
  • The ability to see and overcome the potential roadblocks along the path from the vision and the implementation of a sustainable energy plan

The participants will be able to leverage the gained knowledge and skillset to become a leader in their organization and advance their career based on ethical and practical value-add.

The participants will personally benefit from this Energy Training Centre training course because it will empower them to:

  • Apply first-hand knowledge of sustainable development to the responsible generation, delivery and use of energy
  • Conduct sustainable energy planning in their communities—based on drivers for change, a common vision and consensus-based goals, political realities, attitudes toward change, levels of available local energy resources, and other planning elements addressed in the training course
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the technical, economic, the marketplace, policy, regulatory, environmental, and social concepts related to sustainable energy planning and implementation
  • Connect the dots between the big picture concept of sustainable development to the nitty-gritty details needed to develop a responsible energy plan that will be in effect for years or decades
  • Increase the knowledge base, which can help them decide on possible career choices or new focal areas

This training course is ideal for public, private, NGO, and international development sector stakeholders responsible for long-term energy portfolio planning, resource management, climate change mitigation strategies, environmental sustainability, social impact, and economic development.

This Energy Planning & Sustainable Development training course is suitable for a wide range of sustainable development and clean energy professionals from many sectors, but will greatly benefit:

  • Urban Planners
  • National and Subnational Ministry/Agency of Energy Officials
  • National and Subnational Ministry/Agency of Planning Officials
  • National and Subnational Ministry/Agency Resource Planning Officials
  • National and Subnational Ministry/Agency Economic Development Officials
  • National and Subnational Ministry/Agency of Transportation Officials
  • Transportation Fleet Managers
  • Electric Utilities and Regulators
  • Independent Standards Operators/Regional Transmission Operators
  • Campus Facility Managers
  • Defense Installation Energy Managers
  • Climate Change Mitigation Professionals
  • Climate Change Adaptation Professionals
  • Sustainable Energy and Fuel Products and Services Providers
  • Non-governmental Organizations
  • International Development Organizations


  • Scoping
    • Sectors
    • Players
    • Political Sensitivities  
    • Timelines
  • Engaging Stakeholders to Design and Implement the Plan
    • Selecting the Right Stakeholders
    • Envisioning the Desired End-state
    • Setting the Baseline
    • Proposing Goals and Strategies  
    • Driving Consensus
    • Implementing the Plan
  • Defining Sustainable Development
    • Brundtland Report
    • Resource Depletion
    • Environmental Impact
    • Intergenerational Equity
    • Cradle-to-cradle Design Considerations
  • Identifying Drivers for Change
    • Environmental impact
    • Social
    • Economic
    • Carbon Neutrality
  • Agreeing on the Basics
    • Scientific-based Principles
    • Laws of Thermodynamics
    • Civility
    • Facilitating buy-in
    • Acknowledging Dissent
    • Reconciling Conflicting Viewpoints
    • Inclusivity
    • Social Equity
    • Economic Growth
    • Cost-effectiveness (e.g., least cost vs. best value)


  • Sustainable Energy Planning from Different Angles
    • Sectoral
    • Climate Change
    • Utility
    • Transportation Manufacturer
    • Environmental
    • Resource Management
    • Intergenerational Equity
    • GESI
    • Economic
  • Types of Plans
    • Integrated Resource Planning
    • Integrated Resource & Resilience Planning
    • Long-term Planning
    • Energy Sustainability Planning
    • Hybrids
  • Sustainable Electricity Resources & Technologies
  • Demand Reduction
  • Solar
  • Wind
  • Water
  • Biomass
  • Hydrogen
  • Natural Gas
  • Sustainable Transportation Resources & Technologies
  • Demand Reduction
  • Food vs. Fuel Debate
  • Ethanol and Biodiesel
  • Electricity


  • Setting the Baseline
    • Population, Immigration, and other Demographic Considerations
    • Load Assessment
    • Technical Feasibility 
    • Economic Feasibility
    • Enabling Policy Gap Analysis  
    • Costs and Benefits
  • Charting the Path to your Goals
    • Minimizing Electricity Demand
    • Centralized Electricity
    • De-centralized Electricity


  • Setting the Baseline
    • Population, Immigration, and other Demographic Considerations
    • Load Assessment
    • Technical Feasibility 
    • Economic Feasibility
    • Enabling Policy Gap Analysis 
    • Costs and Benefits
  • Charting the Path to your Goals
    • COVID and WFH
    • Efficiency Standards
    • Walkable Communities
    • Ride Sharing
    • Public Transportation
    • Integrated Ground Transportation Demand Management Plan
    • Renewable Fuels
    • Electric Vehicle Use


  • Plan Basics
    • Who decides on the plan’s elements?
    • Who is responsible for making this happen?
    • How do we convince the right people to agree to this?
    • Who pays?
    • Will the plan require legislation?
    • How will this happen?
    • How soon can this happen?
  • Plan Recommendations Basics   
  • Sustainable Energy Plan Implementation Team
  • Public-Private Partnerships
    • Models
  • Tracking Progress

We offer two main training formats to cater to different preferences and needs: 

  • Classroom Training Delivery – Our traditional classroom-based training courses provide a face-to-face learning experience with subject matter experts. You’ll benefit form in-person interactions, hands-on exercises, and a structured classroom environment.
  • Online Training Delivery – We also offer convenient live/online training courses that you can access from anywhere with a stable internet connection. These courses provided flexibility and allow you to learn anywhere, making them suitable for busy schedules or remote learning.

The Energy Training Centre Certificate of Completion with corresponding learning hours who has successfully completed the training course.

Yes, we provide assistance by issuing a Letter of Invitation stating that you are confirmed to attend our training.

We value transparency and are happy to provide our instructor’s profiles upon request. If you would like to learn more about our instructor’s’ qualifications, expertise, and experiences, please email us at

Yes, we do. We provide tailored training courses designed to meet the specific requirement of larger group of individuals. These customized training courses can be conducted both classroom and online formats, allowing you the flexibility to choose you preferred dates and duration.

Please contact us at to discuss your group’s training needs, and we’ll work with you to create a personalized training course that aligns with your objectives.

We have multiple international training venues. You may find this through our website link: 

Our training courses are held at our partnered hotels within the city included within our training

Yes, here are the following options we can offer to assist you:

  • Corporate Discount – We can extend our corporate discount to participants staying at the same hotel, if we have any. Please enquire about the availability of this discount when you register for the training course.
  • Nearby Hotel Suggestions – If you prefer other accommodations, we can provide a list of nearby hotels to suit your needs and budget.

Feel free to go through hotel booking platforms on the internet to find the most cost-effective for you.

No, we do not provide job placement services after the training course. However, we are confident that our training course equips you with the necessary tools and knowledge to enhance you career prospects and promote career growth. Our training course are designed to empower you with valuable skills and expertise to excel in your chosen field.

  • Tuition fee for a 5-day training course
  • Provision of a world-class subject matter expert to deliver this training
  • Meeting at a hotel venue corresponding to your chosen session
  • Welcome food and drinks, AM / PM snack, and Lunch
  • Digital course materials (e-Tablet)
  • Course completion certificates
  • Designing and administration of Pre-& Post Course Assessments
  • Preparation of participant’s Performance and Appraisal Report, if required
  • Issuance of Letter of Invitation for delegates needed visa processing, if required
  • Tuition fee for a 5-day online training course
  • Provision of a world-class subject matter expert to deliver this training through live/virtual delivery
  • An electronic copy of the training manual and relevant hand-outs
  • Issuance of The Energy Training Centre e-Certificate of Completion
  • Administration of Pre-& Post Workshop Assessments
  • Link access of online platform acceptable to both parties

Certainly, we do provide corporate rates tailored for organizations seeking to enrol multiple employees in our training programs. To facilitate this, we encourage you to make a formal request via email addressed to We’ll be delighted to discuss and offer a suitable arrangement for your corporate needs.

Yes, special discounts are available upon request if you have more than one registrant for a course. For further information please email us at

We offer two convenient payment options:

  • Bank Transfer – You can make payment via bank transfer. Once your registration is confirmed, you will receive an invoice with the banking details for the transfer. We would require you to supply a swift copy for us to confirm receipt of funds.
  • Payment Link – Alternatively, we provide a secure payment link that you can use to complete your payment after your registration has been confirmed.

Upon receipt of your registration details sent via email at, we will send you the following by e-mail within 24-48 hours of registration.

  • Joining Instructions
  • Invoice/receipt (where appropriate)

 If you register online, you will receive an e-mail on the same day confirming your registration.

There are two convenient options to register for a training course:

  • Online Registration Form – Register for your desired training course by completing the online registration form available on our website. Simple click on the registration button or select your preferred dates and provide the requested information.
  • Email Registration – You can email us your intention to register at Our team will guide you through the registration process and provide assistance you may need.

Yes, we do allow registration transfers in the event that you are unable to attend the training course. To initiate a transfer, please send us an official email requesting the change. We’ll guide you through the transfer process and ensure a smooth transition of your registration to another eligible participant.

Our training course sessions are scheduled and posted on our website for your convenience. However, we understand that there may be specific requirement for your group. If you have a preferred venue and specific training dates in mind, please feel free to propose them to us by clicking on the button “Propose you preferred location & date” of your preferred training course.

Our course timings slightly vary between the cities we offer our training courses. Please let us know of your preferred course and session (dates/venue) through email at Alternatively, you may call/WhatsApp us at +971 50 746 0956.

We understand that time zones may be different between our Senior Consultants and our delegates. Our standard online course timings (11:00 AM to 4:00 PM, GMT+4 – Dubai, UAE) may be adjusted upon confirming the programme. Our team shall communicate between the confirmed registered delegates and suggested a suitable course timing for all.

Our standard course duration for our classroom programmes is 6 hours per day while our online session is 5 hours per day.

Our training programmes are designed to be concise yet comprehensive, focusing on professional development. The duration varies based on the specific course content and objectives – we normally offer programmes between 5 – 10 days. However, our emphasis lies in delivering interactive and engaging sessions that prioritize depth of learning within a condensed timeframe. This approach ensures participants acquire substantial knowledge and skills efficiently.

We have been assessed by TUV Rheinland Middle East FZE and comply with Quality Management System standards – ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 29993:2017, ensuring a commitment to quality and excellence in our operations and services.

Our training courses span across diverse industries, encompassing sectors such as but not limited to:

  • Power & Utilities
  • Oil & Gas
  • Financial Institutions
  • Government and Regulatory bodies
  • Manufacturing & Production Industry

Our commitment lies in continuously refining and expanding our training course offerings to align with evolving industry landscapes. We encourage individuals to explore our website or engage with our dedicated support team for the latest information on available courses, ensuring access to the most pertinent and current educational resources.

Yes, Energy Training Centre is an ILM Recognised Provider (ID# 002398B), authorized to register learners and offer training courses recognized by ILM. Participants seeking ILM Recognised Certification would need to complete an assessment post the ILM Recognised courses. ILM is a renowned provider of leadership and management qualifications, part of the City and Guilds Group. Additionally, our company is a CPD Certified Training Company, ensuring our commitment to continuous professional development standards.