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 Renewable Energy and Sustainability training course provides both that essential knowledge and those critical skills. After completing this Renewable Energy and Sustainability 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 COPEX training course will feature:
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
What are the Goals?
By the end of this COPEX 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
Who is this Training Course for?
This 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 COPEX 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
Day One: Energy Fundamentals
Energy Problems and Solutions
World Energy Overview
Energy Fundamentals Review
Country-Specific Energy Overviews
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
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
COPEX Certificate of Attendance will be provided to delegates who attend and complete the course
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