Green Energy Finance Specialist (GEFS) in Europe

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Green Energy Finance Specialist (GEFS) is tailored to deliver comprehensive, in-depth knowledge on green energy finance topics through a combination of a 20-weeks online training and a 3-day face-to-face seminar. It provides insights into financing of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects particularly from the bank’s perspective. The face-to-face seminar will take place in March 2020 in Berlin.

GEFS course topics

  • Fundamentals of renewable energy (RE) and energy efficiency (EE) technologies
  • Political and legal market frameworks
  • Project financing and project evaluation (RE and EE)
  • Financial modelling
  • International climate finance options

Additionally, each participant will have access to short introductory courses on energy and electricity topics to learn or revise the basics. These courses are not mandatory, and will not be covered in the exam.

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After the training, you will be able to:

  • Evaluate relevant RE and EE technologies as well as respective projects
  • Use financial models and develop term sheets for RE and EE projects
  • Identify options for international climate finance and how to access such funds
  • Develop and evaluate portfolios of RE and EE projects

Upon successful finalisation of the training, you will receive a RENAC Certificate.

This training suits those who:

  • Want to specialise in RE and EE project financing (e.g. as Credit Analyst, Project Finance Specialist, Client Relationship Manager)
  • Have to evaluate RE or EE projects and related credit requests
  • Seek to establish a green energy finance or climate finance unit within your organisation

Duration: 20 weeks online training and 3 days face-to-face training

Study time: About 220 hours

E-learning platform: Access the demo course on our e-learning platform.

Contact

Katharina Hartmann
Project Director Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Finance
Tel: +49 (0)30 58 70870 24
Email: hartmann[at]renac.de

Additional Information

Green Energy Finance Specialist (GEFS) in Europe

Highlights

  • Flexibility to study at any time and from any location
  • Extensive support and live virtual classrooms
  • Multimedia learning material and self-evaluation tests
  • Accredited by the "Financial Accreditation Agency"
  • RENAC certificate upon successful finalisation of the training
  • 10% discount for early bird registration

Available dates & times

Next Date Location Language Registration deadline Lecturers Price € Early bird € Valid until  
01.10.19 - 22.02.20 Online, Berlin EN 27.09.2019
3.850,00 3.465,00 3.465,00 20.08.2019

Lecturers

Alexander Boensch, RENAC
Current position:
Before joining RENAC’s Green Banking Team in 2016, Alexander Boensch frequently provided seminars, course design concepts and e-learning content for RENAC since 2008.

Professional experience:
Mr Boensch trained as a Financial Economist and held postgraduate positions in the banking and finance industry with a sector focus on energy for five years. Since 2003, he has been working as a Finance Consultant for renewable energy project developers, financial investors and public utilities being in charge of structured and corporate finance, risk and treasury management, procurement of capital, bank marketing and M&A activities. During the last twelve years of working in the European renewable energy industry, Mr Boensch was involved in renewable energy projects with an installed capacity of more than 750MW and successfully raised capital of approx. 1.3 billion EUR. In addition to his work in renewable energy finance consulting and training, Mr Boensch lectures on academic courses on corporate finance, capital markets and renewable energy economics at different academic institutions. He is also a member of the investment decision-making board of a well-established German investment company that exclusively funds renewable energy assets.

Education:
Alexander Boensch has a Master’s degree (M.A.) in International Economics and a degree in Business Administration, Finance and Strategic Management.
Volker Jaensch, RENAC
Current position:
Volker Jaensch joined Renewables Academy (RENAC) AG in August 2010. As project director he is responsible for the areas of bioenergy, financing and climate change mitigation as well as for the design and implementation of renewable energy training centers. Furthermore, Mr. Jaensch is involved in wind energy and energy efficiency projects and trainings.

Professional experience:
Volker has ten years professional experience in project development, due diligence, financing and implementation of renewable energy projects with a focus on biomass and wind-energy (at daughter companies of Veolia Environment and Gamesa Energia). He also gained experience in the political arena of renewable energy at the German Energy Agency (dena). Before joining RENAC Mr. Jaensch was active for four years in the development and implementation of sustainable Carbon Credit generating projects (according to the Kyoto Protocol and the Gold Standard) in developing countries.

Education:
Mr Jaensch holds degrees in Environmental Engineering and Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Testimonials

"Very informative and interesting courseware backed by excellent support from team of experts who are always available and ready with answers to our questions."
Sameer Mehta, India, Online Training, 2018

"It has been a wonderful experience for me [...] with exclusive trainers and staff, and with a great audience of multi-national business professionals"
Adnan Göçhan, Turkey, 2018

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