Renewable Power & the Energy Mix (Online Course)
Renewable Power & Energy Mix (Online Course)
Essential approaches to market assessment, power project opportunity & business risk analysis
In increasing parts of the world, renewable power sources – particularly solar and wind – are now the cheapest way to generate electricity. This, combined with being crucial mechanisms by which to lower the carbon emissions of energy systems, means they are also the fastest-growing supply of new power generating capacity. It is vital that anyone involved in electricity systems, from new power project developers to incumbent utilities, investors and policymakers, has a thorough understanding of how renewables are impacting the energy mix and the business models of both themselves and their competitors.
In particular, the transition away from conventional thermal generators towards renewable ones has profound implications for how power systems are designed, operated and policed – on a variety of timescales from sub-second management to long-term capacity planning. These in turn create both new market opportunities and significant businesses risks within the sector, not just for those involved in system-wide aspects such as the grid or policy, but for those involved in individual project development too.
Presented across five informative sessions, this online course explains and illustrates the key impacts of renewable power integration into modern energy systems, based on global lessons and examples. Most importantly it provides attendees with a market assessment framework and recommended approach to identifying and quantifying how these integration challenges change the specific new opportunities and risks facing their own businesses.
Benefits of Attending
- Learn from global experiences in renewable power project development and integration
- Understand how technical challenges translate into financial and business opportunities
- Illustrate key system impacts such as investment requirements, energy costs and capacity margins using simple quantitative models
- Analyse and discuss evolving value chain roles, partnerships and competitors
- Assess the market potential for solutions such as energy storage, virtual power plants and smart grids
- Gain an insight into the influences of market liberalisation and policy shifts
Live Online Course – How It Works
The structure of our virtual learning program is designed to keep the same levels of engagement and networking as our on-site public courses. Course content is delivered through our easy-to-use online learning platform and is supplemented by case studies and practical exercises.
Like our classroom-based public courses, you will have live interaction with our course facilitators and other participants. Our live online courses are led by our experienced instructors, who will provide you with easily digestible content, using knowledge learned from many years in the industry, during scheduled times. Delegates will receive copies of the course materials electronically.
This course is scheduled to take place over 5 live online sessions using virtual learning technology.
Session 1: 9 June 2020, 7 – 10am GMT+1 (London time)
Essential System Considerations for Integrating Renewable Power
- Defining and delivering a reliable power system
- Examples: Contrasting patterns of demand and their reasons (from Europe, US & Asia)
- The attributes of renewable power: ensuring a ‘clean’ mix still meets essential requirements
- A wind power project case study
Session 2: 11 June 2020, 7 – 10am GMT+1 (London time)
How the Energy Mix Impacts the Business Opportunities for Renewable Power Projects
- How to assess new market opportunities (& new risks) for RE
- New & emerging revenue opportunities through grid ancillary & flexibility services
- US examples: The growing role of ‘variable’ solar and wind power plants in delivering grid services
- Case study: the UK electricity system operator (ESO) approach to purchasing power system flexibility
Session 3: 15 June 2020, 7 – 10am GMT+1 (London time)
The Impact of Renewable Power on Energy Costs, Prices and Value
- Quantifying levelised costs, financing costs and energy costs
- Case studies of solar and wind auctions including the UAE and Brazil
- Examining and comparing electricity prices in the EU
- The market and economic integration of renewable power
- Case studies: Negative power pricing in Germany and California; peak pricing in Australia
- case study of corporate purchasing (PPA)
Session 4: 17 June 2020, 7 – 10am GMT+1 (London time)
Investment, Project Development and Their Impacts on Renewable Power growth
- Examining the investment impacts of an energy mix transition
- Renewable power growth and integration: practical limits on the pace of change
- Examples of different project types from around the world
Session 5: 19 June 2020, 7 – 10am GMT+1 (London time)
Dispatchable and Distributed Renewable Power: Market Opportunities & Integration
- Combining renewable power projects with energy storage
- Example of a storage market opportunity matrix
- Case studies of solar and wind hybrid projects from Australia and the UK
- Case study of solar-plus-storage as a gas peaking plant replacement in the US
- The impacts of distributed, localised and smart renewable power systems
- Case studies from the UK and US
- Example analyses from Europe and Asia
The agenda will combine presented materials with plenty of opportunity for Q&A, interactive discussions, and the use of simple quantitative models and calculations to illustrate key learning points.
Current market examples, trends, news and data are utilised wherever helpful to illustrate the learning. It is important to note that market intelligence and examples are continuously updated and refreshed before every course, and so not always reflected in detail in the prepublished agenda.
We would like to customise the workshop based on your specific needs. Pre-Course Questionnaire will be sent prior to the workshop for analyse in advance and to be addressed during the course.
Upon the successful completion of this course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion bearing the signatures from both the Course Director and the Course Organiser. This Certificate will testify your endeavour and serve towards your professional advancement.
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Who Will Attend
- Renewable power project developers
- Power plant owners and operators (utilities and IPPs)
- Transmission/Distribution system operators
- Policymakers and policy advisors
- Investors, including commercial and development banks, venture capital and private equity
- Vendors & EPC contractors
- Large energy users
- Commercial energy-sector services suppliers (law, insurance etc.)