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23rd March 2011



Course Programme
1 2 3 4 5 6 Renewable Energy: Background and Overview Solar for Heat and Electricity Wind Energy Biomass The Other Renewables and Storage Using and Managing Renewable Energy
John Twidell MA, DPhil, FInstP Director AMSET Centre

"The knowledge you need to engage with renewable energy and prepare for the future of the industry" "A comprehensive explanation of all renewable sources, with analysis of wider industry issues"

■ Power, energy, and utilities personnel seeking career enhancement ■ Engineers, scientists and technicians moving into renewable energy ■ New starters, recent recruits and ■ Consultants, analysts andgraduates professionals aligned • Experts working on a temporary basis in the industry ■ Investors and lawyers working within the energy sector • Specialists needing a wider understanding ■ National, regional • Professionals working alongside the industryand local government officers • Employees moving into a new area of specialisation a comprehensive industry background ■ New employees needing


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COURSE DIRECTOR John Twidell MA.ibcglobalacademy. It gives you the insight needed to understand the complex drivers and issues behind the viability of renewable and alternative energies. Renewable energy is now becoming mainstream in most energy markets. sits on energy advisory committees of the Institutes of Physics and Civil Engineering. an appreciation of the ongoing technological research in all aspects of renewables will assist in wise investment decisions. A major factor is that most governments have established support mechanisms for renewables to mitigate climate change and increase energy security. the Fundamentals of Renewable Energy allows you to gain knowledge without having to travel or take time away from work. explaining technologies. all have different benefits and downsides in different circumstances. Perhaps you work in the energy sector and are seeking career enhancement. passive solar buildings and efficient use of energy. Previously he held the Chair in Renewable Energy at De Montfort University and was Director of the Energy Studies Unit of Strathclyde University. and need a more detailed appreciation. photovoltaic microgeneration. We address the growing need for professional training in specific industry areas by providing open and in-house learning and training solutions. www. You can set the pace at which you learn. assisting individuals and organisations to achieve goals by developing COMPANIES THAT HAVE ALREADY BENEFITED FROM IBC GLOBAL ACADEMY'S ENERGY TRAINING PROGRAMMES INCLUDE: A. As markets open worldwide. and is on the Board of Westmill Windfarm Cooperative. He lectures on postgraduate engineering courses at Reading and City Universities. This distance learning course takes a thorough and unbiased look at each type. Each module has an online test for you to check your understanding and get instant feedback on your results. with every sign of significant growth. Practical experience includes management of a 3 MW (60 m) and other developmental wind turbine installations. skills and expertise gained from the materials to your work straight away.ON Ruhrgas • Enereco • ESSO Exploration Angola Ltd • Fugro Ltd • Gaslink Nigeria Ltd • Gasunie • Germanischer Oil & Gas • Helix Energy Solutions BV • Industry Datamonitor Canada • JOGMEC • JP Morgan Chase • Lion Petroleum Pty Ltd • Lloyds Banking Group • Maersk Oil • Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development. technical. energy. and you have access to expert support and peer networking via a dedicated online tutorial forum. Whatever your motivation. He served on the Board of the British Wind Energy Association and was an adviser to the UK Parliamentary Select Committee on Energy. save them to your computer or print them out. AMSET Centre John Twidell is editor emeritus of the academic journal ‘Wind Engineering’. knowledge and performance. Being delivered by distance learning. There are many types of renewable energy. we all face more pressures in our business lives. It is suitable for commercial. ideas and information at any time. John works as an independent academic and consultant in renewable energy and sustainability. Take advantage of the online tutorial forum to meet your fellow participants and share knowledge. applying the knowledge. DPhil. and during 2010 he was an expert reviewer for the UN/IPCC comprehensive report ‘Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change’. Uganda • MR Offshore Navigation • National Grid Plc • OPEC • Oryx Oil Company Ltd • Petrasco • Petro Mekong Corporation • Petron Corporation • Phoenixtide Offshore Nigeria Ltd • Pipeline Integrity Engineers • Principia • Qatar Gas • Qatar General Petroleum Corporation • Ruiise Underwater Engineering • Saith Ltd • Saudi Arabian Texaco Inc • Sevan Marine • Shell Petroleum • Siemens Ltd • SPT Group • Statoil Asa • Subsea 7 • Suez-Tractebel • TD Williamson Offshore Services AS • Total E&P Nigeria • Tullow Uganda Operations Pty Ltd • Validus Reinsurance Ltd • Voyager Energy (Trinidad) Ltd For more information tel: +44 (0)20 7017 4237 . P. delivered by leading industry experts. All resources are delivered online. Yet what are ‘renewables’? Understanding requires knowledge of the basic scientific and engineering principles. whilst still in employment and without having to spend time and resources travelling. published by MultiScience in 2009. The course is accessed online. Finding time to attend courses of any kind can be very difficult and well meant plans are often put aside indefinitely. You can read the modules online. reliable and cost-effective. He co-edited ‘Offshore Wind Power’. logistics. Maybe you are looking into the sector from outside. All students who successfully complete the online tests will receive a certificate to acknowledge course completion. readily available. His co-authored textbook. Twidell and Weir. Economic stability and sustainability require energy supplies that are cleaner. geographic applicability and market opportunities. planning. John Twidell MA. the detailed course materials and tutorial participation will give you the edge you need to engage fully with the future of energy. financial. FInstP Course Director THE ADVANTAGES OF STUDYING BY DISTANCE LEARNING Increasingly. DELIVERED BY IBC Global Academy delivers high quality training to the ports. mainly for postgraduate courses. giving you the flexibility and freedom to download the content from anywhere in the world at a time convenient to you and wherever you have internet access. DPhil. legal and educational professionals. environment and safety industries. Moller Maersk • Acergy Services Ltd • Addax Petroleum Services • Aegean Energy SA • Agency Ltd • Alberta Department of Energy• AMEC Business Consulting • Ariel Reinsurance • Bagerngas Norge A/S • Bank PHB Plc • Barbados National Oil Company Ltd • BG Group • BOC Gases • Boskalis Offshore • BP • British Pipeline • CB&I • Chevron Texaco • Daewoo Nigeria Ltd • E. and application includes awareness of the complex planning and financing arrangements involved in renewable energy projects. Through distance learning. which may be used for CPD purposes. I look forward to welcoming you onto this programme. you can enjoy the full benefits of studying. published by Taylor & Francis) sells worldwide. and on energy policy at Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute. 'Renewable Energy Resources' (2nd edition 2006. This programme is ideal for anyone looking for a comprehensive understanding and increased knowledge of renewable and alternative energies.Dear Colleague. FInstP Director.

any industrial dispute. emissions trading .Biogas and producer gas • Biomass waste • Biofuels for transport (biodiesel. pumped water. consultant or participant cancellation or withdrawal. 5. Apply online at www.Monetary criteria . 7.Heating . transmit. together with your application form. and agree to provide IBCGA with a certificate of tax deduction within three months of payment. wastes • Direct combustion . obligations and trading . This information may be used for direct marketing purposes. (iv) any losses for which it is prohibited by section 7 of the Consumer Protection Act 1987 to limit liability.Taxation policies • Planning policy and public perception • Industry and policy trends • Socio-economic assessment • Future energy mix: global energy scenarios • Assessing renewable energy projects • Economics and feasibility . governmental regulations or action.Institutional factors. service or similar taxes (which will be charged. planning process Module Four INTERESTED IN AN IN-COMPANY OR CUSTOMISED DELIVERY OF THIS COURSE? This course can be delivered directly to your company or organisation by distance learning or instructor led workshops whilst including a range of additional benefits to meet your specific business objectives: • Customised delivery additional company focused content. to the extent required. sales.Benefits .g.g.Solar and passive solar heat (thermal capacity. PARTICIPANT CANCELLATION POLICY You may cancel your place on the Course by giving notice in writing to the Course Administrator up to (and including) 7 days from the date IBCGA confirms your acceptance to the Course in accordance with Condition 1 and you will not be liable for the payment of any fees and any fees already paid to IBCGA for the Course will be refunded. For the avoidance of doubt.ibcglobalacademy. Telephone calls to IIR Ltd may be recorded or monitored to check the quality of the service provided. You acknowledge and agree that any Course Materials which are provided to you may only be used solely for your own private.g. you will become immediately liable to pay the outstanding For taught courses focusing on the finance and energy sectors visit our sister training company IFF Energy at www.PV modules and integrated systems • Solar concentrators • Solar thermal electric power systems • Ground sourced heat pumps Module Three Using and Managing Renewable Energy • Political dimension • Integrating new renewables within established supply systems • Electricity systems and regulation (transmission. microgeneration • Market growth in renewables Module Two .Bio-carbon and fossil-carbon (excess fossil-carbon emissions. resell. liquids. quotas. rent. or made available to. certificate trading. 37-41 Mortimer Street. biomass • Uses of renewable energy with examples . If the period of delay or non-performance continues for 3 months. DATA PROTECTION AND CALL MONITORING Personal data supplied is subject to the Data Protection Act 1998. alter or create derivative works from the Course Materials or otherwise use or exploit the Course Materials other than as expressly permitted in this Condition 6. Registered in England No. fire. power or remedy shall operate as a waiver of the same. TAXES The fees stated are exclusive of any applicable VAT.COURSE SYLLABUS Module One Renewable Energy: Background and Overview • Why we need energy • Classification and definitions of energy types .National grid connection • Small-scale For a full list of our other training courses visit us online at www.1835199.Liberalised market structure.Variation of supplies by country . 2. IBCGA shall not be responsible for any indirect losses which happen as a side effect of the main loss or damage and which are not foreseeable by IBCGA. Brazil flexifuels and engines) • Research and development (e.Fuel wood (pellet and chip stoves and burners) .and small-scale projects.g. run-of-the-river • Wave • Tidal (range and flow) • Geothermal • Ocean thermal and osmotic • Energy storage .Solar cooling • Solar electric generation • Photovoltaics (PV) .International market growth • Wind meteorology • Wind turbines . tel: +44 (0)20 7017 7077. any non-material alteration to the Course or the scope of the Course) without liability.Certificate trading .Fossil-carbon reduction. agrochemical.Chemical (fuel cells. gases) .Depletion of traditional energy sources e. RE-SCHEDULING AND ALTERATIONS IBCGA reserves the right to cancel or change the dates of the Course.Regulatory bodies . obligations.Electrical • Storage of heat • Storage of electricity .com.) • Hybrid and stand-alone systems • Regulation and incentives • Support mechanisms e. lease.Mechanical .uk TERMS AND CONDITIONS 1.ibcglobalacademy. IBCGA may offer you the option of participating in any re-arranged comparable Course that IBCGA chooses (in its sole discretion) to organise. Registered office: Mortimer House. and/or provided by you. or (iii) bank transfer. Payment of any invoice must be received by IBCGA. taxes.Local grid connection • Offshore . Where payment is subject to a withholding tax the student will apply the reduced rate under the appropriate double tax or email ibcga@informa.Mechanical and aerodynamic criteria • Electricity generation • Onshore . whichever is sooner. biochemical. in full and in cleared funds. tutor.Biofuels (solids. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IBCGA owns or is licensed all intellectual property rights in the Course and Course Materials. transfer or attempt to assign the rights in or commercially exploit or use the Course Materials. portfolio standards. If you do not wish your details to be available to companies in the Informa Group. carefully selected external companies for marketing purposes. IBCGA regrets that no refunds can be given for any cancellation notice it receives on or after the first day of the Course and. (iii) any breach of IBCGA’s obligations implied by section 12 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 or section 2 of the Supply of Services and Services Act 1982.iff-training. telephone +44 (0)20 7017 4455 or email ct@informa. distribution. please contact the Database research and development .Solar heating and its sophistication .Visual. • Electricity delivery .Applications .Cash flow modelling and valuation • Investment decisions • Consumer demand trends • Challenges and barriers to renewable energy OTHER COURSES: Wind Energy • Introduction to wind energy . If a certificate of tax deduction is not provided within three months.scheduled to suit your requirements • Support . Your application is an offer to IBC Global Academy (a trading division of IIR Limited) (“IBCGA”) to study on the course as set out in the Application Form (“the Course”) which is subject to IBCGA’s (and any associated academic partner’s) acceptance. additional assessment and skills training • Flexibility . sub-license. In addition.Elementary theory . their units and relationships • Energy supply markets and choices . acts of terrorism or war). UK. London W1T 3JH.Different forms .Transport • Drivers of renewable energy demand . Biomass • Photosynthesis . FORCE MAJEURE IBCGA shall not be deemed to be in breach of this Agreement or otherwise be liable to you as a result of any delay or failure to perform its obligations if and to the extent that such delay or failure is caused by a force majeure event (this means any event arising that is beyond the reasonable control of IBCGA. illegal or unenforceable. microbial fuel cells) Module Five The Other Renewables and Storage • Hydropower . if applicable. email: integrity@iirltd. where applicable. APPLICATIONS To apply for a place on the Course (as defined below) either complete the relevant application form (“Application Form”) or apply online. will be held on a database and may be shared with companies in the Informa Group in the UK and internationally.Simulation and nanotechnology • Biomass yield and production • Biomass technology . variability. online tutoring. If IBCGA receives your notice of cancellation 8 days or more from the date IBCGA has confirmed your acceptance to the Course you will still receive a refund of your fees already paid to IBCGA. civil riot. within 30 days of the invoice being issued or by at least one week prior to the start of the Course. 10.Thermochemical. VAT registration number GB 365 4626 provided such notice of cancellation is received by IBCGA before the first day of the Course. 8.Power and electricity . 3. If you choose not to participate in any re-arranged Course or if IBCGA does not organise such a Course then you will (as your sole remedy) be entitled to receive either a credit note or a refund in respect of the fees received from you by IBCGA.Thermal . Diners Club or American Express.Nuclear . please contact the Database Manager. • Optimising energy infrastructure . distribute. IIR Ltd. insulation) . fax: +44 (0)20 7017 7828. Please note that non-payment of fees will result in the withholding of any Course materials due to be provided as part of the Course (“the Course Materials”) and IBCGA may charge you interest on any overdue fees at the rate of 2% per annum above National Westminster Bank Plc’s base lending rate from time to time.Similarity of functions by country • Renewable energy in the environment . microgeneration etc. peak oil . WAIVER No failure by either Party in exercising any right.Research and development .dedicated staff providing required progress reporting To find out more about the benefits of Corporate Training and how distance learning can be a cost effective means of achieving your training goals.Stand-alone . non-commercial use. Losses are foreseeable where they could be contemplated by you and IBCGA at the time IBCGA accept you onto the Course.Renewables • Energy and power. venue damage or cancellation. IBCGA’s total liability will only extend to the fees paid by you to IBCGA under the Agreement. PAYMENT You must pay to IBCGA the fees set out in the Application Form.Solar heating market • Buildings .Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES). the full fees remain payable by you to IBCGA.Feed-in tariffs (cash back) . You may not reproduce. without limitation. IBCGA reserves the right to make non-material alterations and/or amendments to the Course as in its reasonable opinion it considers to be in the best interest of the Course (including. etc. at the appropriate rate as at the date of invoice).Large.Energy security . 4. flood. batteries etc. case studies and examples • Blended learning incorporating workshops. To the extent that IBCGA is liable for such losses. constitute the entire agreement between the Parties “Agreement”) in relation to the Course and that neither Party relies upon any oral or written representation made to it by the other Party. either party may terminate this Agreement by giving 14 days' written notice to the other party and any fees already paid to IBCGA for the Course will be refunded. subject to payment by you to IBCGA of a £175 cancellation fee to cover administrative costs (which shall be payable immediately upon your cancellation). wind. or (v) any other matter for which it would be illegal or unlawful for IBCGA to exclude or attempt to exclude its liability. disaster. SEVERANCE If any provision of this Agreement (or any part of any provision) is found by a court or other authority of competent jurisdiction to be invalid. (ii) Visa. ecological etc. health scares or epidemics. 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