The focus of this course will be on how wind energy is harnessed – the technologies, the economics, the R&D, the potential for further wind development in Canada and abroad.

By the end of this one-day course, You will have a solid grasp of wind energy, essential knowledge if you are new to the energy industry or taking on a new role in Wind. You will learn how wind promises to be more than a niche component of the electricity grid. Capital and operating costs for Wind have plummeted in recent years, and as energy policies in many jurisdictions increasingly embrace Renewables, Wind’s importance grows daily. Installed wind capacity grew by 10% in 2018, according to BP (2019), now providing 4.8% of all power to the world; compare this to 2010, only eight years earlier, when Wind and other Renewables combined to produce only 2% of the global total. In a world that produces and consumes vast amounts of power, Wind’s 4.8% is a significant slice of the pie.

Electricity expert Marcel Chorel designed and now presents this course. Marcel demonstrates his passion for the electricity industry and his equally keen interest in discovering new ways — such as harnessing the wind — to generate reliable, clean power.

Key Details

March 25, 2020 | Calgary |
Alberta Innovates Technology Futures |
Instructor – Marcel Chorel
Price: CDN$795 + GST
Early-bird Pricing (up to and including February 25, 2020): CDN$745 + GST
Course Level: Beginner/Introductory


3-Day Suite: Electricity and Wind Energy

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

Suite details

March 23-25, 2020| Calgary |
Alberta Innovates Technology Futures |
Instructor – Marcel Chorel
Price: CDN$1995 + GST
Early-bird Pricing (up to and including February 24, 2020): CDN$1845 + GST
Course Level: Beginner/Introductory


Key Learning Objectives

  • Working knowledge of general trends of wind energy generation in Canada and across the world
  • Understand the generation of wind power with a detailed study of win turbine configurations
  • Review the costs associated with the installation, operation and maintenance of wind mills
  • Understand the importance of wind farms, related technical issues and reliability problems
  • Study management of wind power interruption, mitigation strategies and forecasting models

Support Materials & Assessment Tools

Who Should Attend?

  • Entry-level employees new to the energy industrys
  • Middle and Upper Management
  • Business Analysts
  • Financial Planners
  • Auditors
  • Advisors
  • Consumer Mediation Officers
  • Policy Makers and Analysts
  • Barrister and Solicitors

Testimonials and Course Rating

“Great course – very informative especially after taking course on electricity. Being a new employee in the power industry really helped my overall understanding.”
Course was very helpful. Shed light into both technical and economic aspects of wind I was not aware of.
“I found the course highly informative and there was a tremendous amount of high quality information presented.”
John Calgary
“Very nice to have an instructor who can answer any and all questions on the spot and can also add his own experiences to the discussion”
Jack Calgary



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