Description

Renewable energy in 2017 is all about technical innovation. Policy and markets have driven much of this innovation – renewables such as solar and wind have become increasingly cost-competitive with fossil-fuel generation. According to BP, renewable energy’s place in the energy mix of nations has been moving steadily upward from 1.3% of global energy consumption in 2010 to 2.8% in 2015.

Climate change is on everyone’s mind nowadays, and renewables will have a major role to play if greenhouse gas mitigation efforts are to succeed. Though the US has decided to pull out of the Paris agreement, other major nations such as China, Germany, and France have vowed to stay the course. Following through on Paris will require dramatic change in the way nations utilize energy – a shift away from hydrocarbons and toward renewables. Even if the US decides not to embrace renewable energy in the coming years, the rest of the world – including Canada – has big plans.

This new 2-day Oak Leaf course will provide you with high-level information about wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, hydro, and carbon capture & storage options. The course also considers the controversial topic of big and small nuclear energy because of nuclear’s potential to create large amounts of low-GHG energy. You will learn how renewables work, where they can be deployed most effectively, and the most promising renewable technologies under development. You will also gain understanding of the economics of renewables, policy directions, and how renewables will integrate with smart grids. Though foreign renewable technologies and efforts are discussed throughout the course, the primary focus will be on Canadian innovation and projects.

The renewable energy course is a whirlwind 2-days with plenty of group discussion, videos, and hands-on activities. The course is of use to thought-leaders in organizations that wish to embrace renewables and get to know their options.

Key Details

Dates:
1. October 4-5, 2017 | Calgary | Alberta Innovates Technology Futures | Marcel Chorel
2. November 2-3, 2017 | Vancouver | Marcel Chorel
3. December 6-7, 2017 | Calgary | Alberta Innovates Technology Futures | Marcel Chorel

Price: $1395 + GST
Early-bird Pricing (Registered a month in advance): $1295 + GST
Course Level: Beginner/Introductory
Catering Included: Yes
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4-Day Suite: Electricity and Renewable Energy

An exclusive combination of both our Electricity Fundamentals & Restructuring course and Renewable Energy Fundamentals course.

Dates:
1. October 2-5, 2017 | Calgary | Alberta Innovates Technology Futures | Marcel Chorel
2. October 31-November 3, 2017 | Vancouver | Marcel Chorel
3. December 4-7, 2017 | Calgary | Alberta Innovates Technology Futures | Marcel Chorel

Price: $2465 + GST
Early-bird Pricing (Registered a month in advance): $2315 + GST
Course Level: Beginner/Introductory
Catering Included: Yes
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Course Outline

  1. Introduction
  2. Why Renewable Energy?
  3. Conversation/Efficiency
  4. Wind
  5. Solar
  6. Geothermal
  7. Biomass/Bioenergy
  8. Hydro
  9. Nuclear Energy – The Non-Renewable Renewable
  10. Off-Grid Energy Solutions
  11. Renewable Energy Storage
  12. Renewable Energy Technological Feasibility
  13. World Renewables: Major Projects
  14. Canadian Renewables: Major Projects
  15. Renewable Energy Economics
  16. Renewable Energy Policy
  17. Renewable Energy Trends
  18. Carbon Capture & Storage
  19. The Smart Grid
  20. Renewables Issues & Summary

Key Learning Objectives

  • Understand important terms & concepts

Support Materials & Assessment Tools

Who Should Attend?

  • People new to oil & gas
  • People already involved in oil & gas looking for more comprehensive knowledge — i.e “the bigger picture”
  • Business Analysts
  • Financial Planners
  • Land Surveyors
  • Advisors
  • Policy Analysts
  • Energy Lawyers
  • Crude and Natural Gas Marketers
  • Landmen