Renewable Energy is abundant and all around us. It is energy storage and distribution which limit its use. This forward looking and continually updated review of the Renewable Energy landscape, distills, compares and contrasts all major renewable energy types using standardised metrics. For each type: Solar, Wind, Hydro, Biomass, Geothermal, Wave, Tidal and Nuclear the total contribution, reliability, technology, engineering & geographical setup, engineering equations, emerging technologies, environmental impact and economics are compared. These are then juxtaposed against the energy density, cost, transportation, safety and environmental impact of one liter of diesel and one liter of LNG. The course investigates current and emerging technologies in the critical area of Energy Storage, covering energy density, green hydrogen, pumped hydro, gravity, liquid & solid battery technologies, air, thermal, flywheels, etc and the problems of linking Renewable Energy sources to grids. Grid stability issues are summarized, including integration with EV’s. Climate change, global imperatives and conservative future scenarios are presented.
The course presents an exciting, forward looking, fact-packed review of the rapidly evolving and increasingly diverse energy landscape on our planet today, from an experienced energy consultant and highly regarded Course Instructor. Key facts are presented in the context of what they mean for the future, highlighting the technological, financial and social choke points that stymie renewable energy projects. The course reviews renewable energy projects in conventional financial terms, showing ways to pre-empt or circumvent failure as well as highlighting the crucial technologies which are set to break through current choke points.
Course Structure: 2 modules of 4 hours each, delivered over 2 days Each day will consist of 1 module which will be no more than 4 hours with multiple breaks.
Course Level: Foundation Instructor: Mark Deakin
Designed for you, if you are...
An oil & gas energy manager tasked with moving your company towards sustainable energy operations
In need of keeping abreast of the changing energy landscape and wanting to diversify, expand and evolve your business
An energy investor, banker or working in a private equity or finance company, who needs key facts, major trends and a fuller understanding of the developing energy landscape
A scientist or technical staff member in the renewable/alternative energy industry
A professional in a forward looking energy company (primary producer, distributor or retailer)
Interested in renewable energy (architect, local and federal government staff, university staff)
How we build your confidence
Renewable energy project brainstorm
The objective of the course is to equip attendees with the knowledge to critique renewable energy projects, identify flaws, propose solutions and rate a projects success in conventional ROI (return on investment) terms. The course involves an engaging ongoing daily debate in which the class is divided in two to propose and develop their own RE project. This influx of fresh knowledge keeps the course at the leading edge, but practical and critiqued!
Brainstorming merges the keenness and expertise of attendees with the diverse factual database of the course and subjects the resulting proposals to competitive critical debate.
Finally, each participant is asked to share just one sentence which they feel is important for us all to know about Renewable Energy - their personal inspiration.