CEF153 - Hydro, Ocean Power & Floating Solar Project Financing

Training benefits

  • Learn to evaluate the viabilityof a small hydro project
  • How to develop a project plan
  • Acquire skills for applying a hydro project feasibility framework
  • Learn how to use economic analysismodels and tools such as RETScreen
  • Learn methods to increase economic viabilityof hydro project
  • Understand how to evaluate, quantify and mitigate hydro project risks
  • Anticipate project development phases and mechanisms
  • Strategies for financing small hydro projectsLearn about promising new technologies

Training Overview

This 4 day interactive training course will provide a thorough understanding of small and mini hydro systems in operation around the world including the technologies in use, the motivating factors driving their development and how they canbe evaluated, financed and built. This course will provide a sound grounding in Hydro power project development that will help tackle similar projects your organization may be currently considering or that you may have to deal with in the future.Additionally, you will gain a wide-ranging appreciation of the various elements that make up effective small hydro power project development from identification of their viability potential to the range of hydro technologies available or soon to be on the market,how to ensure buy-in stakeholders, supporting the projects through to construction and operating and maintenance.Introduction

Seminar Outcomes

The course has been designed to give engineers and other professionals a sound grounding and understanding of small hydro project development:

  • Understand the market for hydro power, current hydro project types and best suited corresponding technologies
  • Gain knowledge of the holistic process to evaluate the viability of small and emerging hydro projects in the context of Asia and the developing world
  • Find out how to evaluate the initial and operating costs using models and industry data on hydro projects
  • Assess the potential environmental, technical and regulatory risks of hydro projects
  • How to increase the power capacity and improve the economic return of small hydro projects thanks to floating solar on hydro dams
  • Learn how small hydro projects can be financed and what can increase the business case for it

Who Should Attend

The course has been designed for the following delegates:

  • Professionals working in organizations interested in evaluating and developing hydro, marine and floating solar projects
  • Managers
  • Engineers

Unique Features of our Training

  • Pre-Course Questionnaire (PCQ) to help us focus on your learning objectives
  • Detailed course and reference manual for continuous learning and sharing
  • Practical exercises and case studies to better understand the principles
  • Limited class size to ensure one-to-one interactivity
  • Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a personal action plan

About the Course Trainer

Our key expert is an authority in the field and has been involved in the renewable energy and hydro Industries for over three decades. He was president of thenon-profit association Solar Service International in the 1980s, became president of The Green Power Network in 2001, and then since 2002 has been the CEO of GPEKS Constructions in 2002 (GPEKS is an acronym for Green Projects Environment Knowledge Systems). He has initiated and managed dozens of renewable energy feasibility studies since the creation of GPEKS, and has been very active on projects in developing countries. For over a decade, our key expert has delivered yearly Hydro courses, both online and through workshops, especially in North America and Asia. Our key expert is the original author of curriculum for a series of hydro courses that have been delivered in partnership with various professional organizations and associations such as IEEE, US Association of Energy Engineers, Leonardo Energy Academy, WillisCollegein Ottawa (Canada), at industry conferences, for government sponsored workshops, and for powerEdge. He has also successfully run himself this hydro course for powerEdge in Asia. Our key expert has also worked extensively with renewable industry Association in France and Canada on various outreach and technical education projects. He was commissioned by Canadian Association to co-develop a national certification curriculum for professionals, and developed the first set of exams for that certification. Hehas provided consulting and training services to over 11,000 government staff and professionals, mostly in small workshops of a week or less. Our key expert has a multi-disciplinary university background in Business (MBA level -University of Limoges, France), Technology (Energy & Solar Technologies -University of Perpignan, France), International Trade (University of Nice -Institute for Export) and Public Policies (Certificate of the European Institute for High International Studies based in Brussels,Belgium), Information Technology (Microsoft Certified Solution Developer and trainer), Project Management (Learning Tree International -Certified Project Management Professional and Certified IT Management Professional; on the last stretch of the Mastersin Project Management at University of Quebec). He is also a Comptia certified Technical Trainer, ColdFusion certified technical trainer, Productivity Point International Certified Trainer, a top leading expert RETScreen International Certified Trainer Clean Energy Institute Professional Certification in Project Analysis for 10 technological areas (Solar, Wind, Hydro, Geothermal, Bio-energy, CHP).

Next sessions

  • Mumbai, India - Nov 24-28, 2020
  • Manila, Philipines - Dec 1-5, 2020

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