Mastering Renewable & Alternative Energies

Mastering Renewable & Alternative Energies






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The comprehensive, business-focused course is designed to provide clear independent guidance on market opportunity and risk to those deploying, investing in or regulating renewable power projects.

It is presented in language suited to non-engineering commercial executives and investors, so no prior knowledge is assumed or required. Presented throughout in an interactive and market-focused way, the course connects the multiple market environment and project delivery factors that need to align in order that renewable power can scale up, integrate and make money: from the business, system and policy environment to the project development processes, finances, risks and returns.

Over 4 days, attendees are led through the key market and technological trends, through to the variables impacting the success (or failure) of individual projects and the integration of large amounts of renewable energy into dynamic power markets. This market analysis approach recognises that the sustainable growth of any renewable power business requires the balancing of interconnected and potentially conflicting requirements, including reliable service, investor returns and public/political acceptance.

Benefits of Attending

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the competitive dynamics, market environments, project risk factors and integration challenges associated with the large-scale transition to renewable power
  • Understand the key policy, market and business environment requirements for the sustained growth of renewable power
  • Learn from up-to-the-minute examples and best practices from markets around the world
  • Gain a checklist of the processes, timeframes and contracts that deliver investable renewable power projects
  • Examine the investment requirements and economic returns and risks for renewable power projects (using an Excel cash flow model)
  • Review current and emerging renewable power technology trends
  • Be better equipped to converse with project partners, suppliers or investors
  • Develop an integrated approach to combining financial, technological and socioeconomic factors in renewable power market and project analysis
  • Know how to identify, analyse and critique competing power generating options, including analysis of wider electricity mix challenges (illustrated using a simple Excel model)

Course Agenda

DAY 1: Market Environments for Renewable Power

  • Renewable Power: A ‘Big Picture’ Review
  • The Value of Electricity, Including the Impact of Renewables
  • Understanding What Makes A Practical Power Generation Mix
  • INTERACTIVE SESSION: Illustrating the Challenges of Transitioning to a Cleaner Electricity Mix

DAY 2: Investment Returns & Risks for Renewable Power Projects

  • The Business Case Variables and Economics of A Power Project
  • Financing Costs and Attracting Investment
  • Regulatory Impacts & Policy Risks
  • INTERACTIVE SESSION: Illustrating the Key Variables in Competitive Bidding

DAY 3: Deploying Renewable Power Projects

  • A Project Development Checklist
  • Key Processes and Contracts
  • Reviewing Specific Considerations for:
  • i. Solar power
  • ii. Wind power
  • iii. Geothermal
  • iv. Hydropower
  • v. Biopower

DAY 4: Growing ‘System-Friendly’ Renewable Power

  • Market Drivers for Dispatchable and Hybrid Renewable Power Projects
  • Renewables + Storage (and Other Power System Flexibility Solutions)
  • Distributed Renewables, the Power System Transition & New Value Chain Opportunities
  • CLOSING INTERACTIVE SESSION: Transitioning to 100% Renewable Power

Training Methodology

The agenda will combine presented materials with plenty of opportunity for Q&A, interactive discussions, and the use of quantitative models to illustrate key learning points. Current market examples and data are utilised wherever helpful.

Pre-Course Questionnaire

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.

Course Certificate

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.

What People Are Saying

❛❛ Excellent overview of renewables in the context of overall energy mix, and also details on specific renewable markets and technologies. Highly accomplished trainer with a broad knowledge and the right mix between slides and exercises. ❜❜
Crédit Agricole CIB
❛❛ This was one of my best spent weeks on training all year! A good and efficient way of getting an overview of the renewable energy sector. I found the trainer very knowledgeable and enthusiastic in presenting the material, also enabling knowledge exchange between participants in the group. I really enjoyed his interesting lessons and the group work he provided for additional learning outcome. Thanks. ❜❜
Statkraft Development AS
❛❛ I enjoyed the course with lots of demonstrations and case studies. The facilitator was just marvellous, up to the game. It was a value for money workshop. ❜❜
Electricity Generation Company
❛❛ Trainer is very knowledgeable and is able to share his knowledge in a free-flowing way. He is able to cover a broad area and link the various parts of the course. ❜❜
National Climate Change Secretariat, Prime Minister's Office
❛❛ He represents a thoughtful and unbiased view in the realm of renewable energy. His insights are well reasoned, clear and, perhaps most importantly, backed up by hard numbers. Definitely a person I would turn to for guidance
in this space. ❜❜
responsAbility Investments AG
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Who Will Attend

  • Power Generators (Utilities / IPPs)
  • Policymakers and Policy Advisors
  • Investors, including Banks, Venture Capital and Private Equity
  • Renewable Energy Project Developers
  • Commercial Services Suppliers (Law, Insurance etc.)
  • Transmission / Distribution System Operators
  • Vendors & EPC contractors involved in Renewable & Conventional Power Generation, T&D and Electricity Storage
  • Conventional Fuel Companies (Oil & Gas, Coal)
  • Large Energy Users

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