A highly interactive training course on

Renewable Energy and Sustainability

Navigating the Transition to a Sustainable Energy Future
Coventry Academy -  Renewable Energy and Sustainability

Course Schedules

 22-26 Apr 2024
 01-05 Jul 2024
 02-06 Sep 2024
 09-13 Dec 2024

Training course overview

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 Coventry Academy 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 Coventry Academy 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 Coventry Academy 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

How will this training course be presented?

This Coventry Academy training course will utilise a variety of proven online learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension, and retention of the information presented. This includes 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.

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 certificate

  • Coventry Academy Certificate of Completion for delegates who attend and complete the training course

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