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Are you interested in a tailor-made training?

The following sample training courses give an overview of possible topics we cover in our tailor-made trainings. The sample trainings can be used as basis to develop a tailor-made training for your company or organisation. If you are interested in a tailor-made training, please fill out this questionnaire and send it to Manolita Wiehl.

Manolita Wiehl
Head of Division
International Business Development and Sales
Tel: +49 (0)30 58 70870 63
Fax: +49 (0)30 58 70870 88
Email: wiehl[at]renac.de

Face-to-face trainings


Policy framework and energy planning

Energy market concepts, energy planning, policy instruments, financing mechanisms, sustainable energy transition
 

Content:

Energy sectors and markets

  • Overview of energy sectors and analysis of energy markets

Energy planning

  • Overview of key energy planning tools
  • Analysis of strategies to model national energy supply and long-term energy demand
  • Planning of generation, installed capacity, transmission and distribution networks
  • Design and implementation of appropriate monitoring protocols
  • Establishment of an Energy Information System (EIS)

Financing mechanisms in the energy markets

  • Net Metering, feed-in tariffs, and auction mechanisms
  • PPP models
  • Strategies for attracting private sector investment
  • Government support and involvement in energy finance
  • Mobilising local and international capital to scale-up energy efficiency and renewable energy use

Energy policies

  • Overview of policy instruments
  • Energy targets, target setting and approaches to develop a national energy policy
  • Design of policy instruments and policy implementation
  • Multisectoral inclusion in policy planning, governance structure, stakeholder management and engagement
  • Environmental considerations of energy generation and consumption

Climate change and energy

  • International compromises and coherent policy frameworks for fighting climate change and promoting a sustainable energy transition
 

Learning objectives:
 
  • Talk about the importance of energy planning
  • Discuss the planification of national energy supply and demand
  • Contribute to the design and implementation strategies of different adopted policies
 

Target group:
 
  • Policy makers
  • Decision makers
  • Consultants
 
Duration:5 days


Decarbonisation roadmap development

Power system modelling, design thinking, role play, decarbonisation roadmap
 


Content:
 
  • Decarbonisation roadmap development for a fictional country
  • Electricity system modeling (numerical modeling of power markets and electricity systems in Excel, merit order construction, Market value and communication of model result).
  • Design Thinking Process (Create multidisciplinary teams, identify user groups and understand their needs and problems, development of creative ideas and solutions, creative reframing energy case study)
 
Learning objectives:

After the seminar you will be able to:

  • create a decarbonisation roadmap
  • discuss typical stakeholder roles and play a role in the “the energy summit”
  • apply the Design Thinking Process
  • understand what is going on inside an electricity system model black box
  • present and evaluate a decarbonisation roadmap
 

Target group:
 
  • Persons who like to understand and lead climate and energy dialogs and policy development.
  • This course targets beginners in electricity modeling and developers or roadmaps as well as readers of studies.
 
Duration:10 days


Sustainable cities: energy planning for municipalities

RE, EE, power, heating, cooling, transport, political instruments, governance, multi-stakeholder participation, roadmap
 


Content:
 
  • Assessing the status quo
  • Data collection
  • Target setting
  • Energy efficiency
  • Renewable energy technologies for Heating, Cooling and Electricity
  • Sector coupling
  • Sustainable Transport
  • Energy transition and grid integration
  • Multi-level governance
  • Political instruments
  • Administrative process innovation
  • Economics and Financing
 
Learning objectives:

After the seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Classify the importance of urban areas with regard to the goal of a decarbonisation
  • Explain how an inventory of baseline emissions is developed
  • List the data needed as a data basis for municipal energy planning in the categories energy demand, energy infrastructure and renewable energy potential
  • Name the benefits of targets and demonstrate how they can be set
  • Describe the different renewable energy technology options available
  • Classify the contribution of energy efficiency to decarbonisation and name potential energy efficiency measures in municipalities
  • Demonstrate possibilities to integrate the electricity, heat and transport sector to achieve a decarbonisation
  • Give examples for measures to reduce emissions in the transport sector
  • Assessing the impact of the expansion of fluctuating renewable energies and the phase out of conventional generation at the municipal level
  • Define responsibilities among the national, regional and municipal level
  • Identify political instruments which can be implemented to facilitate the transition to a low carbon energy supply
  • Integrate energy planning into administrative processes
  • State financing instruments for renewable energies and energy efficiency in municipalities
 

Target group:
 
  • Municipal and regional government representatives
  • Municipal and regional administration
  • Consultants for regional and municipal governments
 
Duration:5 - 6 days


Procurement of renewable energy projects

Tendering process, tendering documents, evaluation of results, contract development, case studies
 


Content:
 
  • Essential steps of tendering procedures
  • Overview of typical Terms of Reference (ToRs)
  • Bidding procedure
  • Objective evaluation criteria and their ranking
  • Commissioning procedure
  • Different types of contracts and essential conditions
  • Case studies
 

Learning objectives:
 
  • Outline tendering processes and write invitations and requests for quotations
  • Identify critical information and qualifying criteria of tenderers and prepare tendering documents analysis
  • Compare and evaluate competing tenders for RE systems
  • Explain and apply different contract forms and conditions for RE system procurement
 
Target group:

This training suits those who:

  • work in financial or legal departments in public institutions or private companies
  • are responsible for the tendering process in their organisation
 
Duration:5 days

Online trainings


Co-benefits of RE in climate change mitigation – overview

Definition, environmental, economic, social, political, co-benefits indicators
 


Content:
 
  • Co-benefits of climate change mitigation
  • Climate and environmental related co-benefits
  • Economic co-benefits
  • Social co-benefits
  • Political / Institutional co-benefit
  • Indicators of co-benefits
 
Learning objectives:

After completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Develop causal chains for an assessment
  • Interpret, communicate and commission methods for quantitative assessment of co-benefits
  • Interpret findings of co-benefit analyses considering possible unwanted impacts and identifying the net-effects
  • Identify indicators and data sources for quantification of key co-benefits (Jobs/employment, air pollution, health, energy access, local economic development, energy security)
  • Commission and interpret co-benefit analyses and effectively communicate its results
  • Prepare schematic cost-benefit analyses
  • Interpret the findings of co-benefit analyses for re-formulating RE policies
 
Target group:

This training suits those who:

  • are interested in the beneficial side effects of renewable energy in climate change mitigation
 
Duration:Ca. 2 - 3 weeks
Study time:Ca. 20 hours


Policies and instruments to mobilise the socio-economic (co-)benefits of RE

Climate policy framework, SDGs, Paris agreement, NDCs, leverage points
 

Additional information following soon.
 



Methods and tools to assess co-benefits of RE

Modelling tools, CGE, cost-benefit analysis, multi-criteria analysis, key socio-economic co-benefits
 


Content:
 
  • Introduction: Quantification of co-benefits: Assessment methods
  • Scoping of effects: direct, indirect and induced effects
  • Scoping: gross and net effects
  • Methodologies for assessing/evaluating co-benefits
  • Introduction to modelling tools
  • Key socio-economic co-benefits: jobs and employment, climate and environment, Health Energy Access Energy Security, local economic development
  • Key socio-economic co-benefits in South Africa, India, Vietnam and Turkey
 
Learning objectives:

After completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Develop causal chains for an assessment
  • Interpret, communicate and commission methods for quantitative assessment of co-benefits
  • Interpret findings of co-benefit analyses considering possible unwanted impacts and identifying the net-effects
  • Identify indicators and data sources for quantification of key co-benefits (Jobs/employment, air pollution, health, energy access, local economic development, energy security)
  • Commission and interpret co-benefit analyses and effectively communicate its results
  • Prepare schematic cost-benefit analyses
  • Interpret the findings of co-benefit analyses for re-formulating RE policies
 
Target group:

This training suits those who:

  • are interested in the beneficial side effects of renewable energy in climate change mitigation
 
Duration:Ca. 4 weeks
Study time:Ca. 40 hours


Political and market frameworks for specific countries

Mena, Southeast Asia, Latin America
 

Additional information following soon.