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WORLD CLASS TRAINING FOR ENERGY PROFESSIONALS

We are pleased to announce the 4th annual Energy Training Week - offering the latest knowledge from IEA’s experts and discussing important energy trends and developments.   

Participants will become familiar with the theory and application of the IEA’s internationally recognised models and tools.

The event is primarily targeted at developing countries and emerging economies.

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Interact with world-class energy experts: this highly interactive training event  is delivered by a large team of IEA experts who will take participants through a rich mixture of focussed lectures, practical exercises and field trips. Several renowned guest lecturers will also contribute to making the training a rich professional experience. Participants from over 50 countries are expected to attend and there will be many opportunities for networking and knowledge sharing.

Choose a course that meets your interests* – the event offers five advanced courses (7-11 April), each focusing on a distinctive energy theme and exploring a wide range of aspects that relate to it.  Included in this year’s programme are core themes such as energy security and markets, energy technology planning, and integrated energy policy development. Special attention will be given to the relationship between energy and climate and, as in previous years, one course offers  a cross-cutting mixture of the “hot topics” of the energy world.

In addition, there are two introductory courses (3-4 April) which will provide an overview of some key energy topics – such as energy security and energy sustainability – and they are intended to prepare participants less familiar with the energy sector for the advanced course.

* Participants can take one advanced 5-day course and (optional) one introductory 2-day course. 

VENUE:

IEA headquarters, Paris, France

LANGUAGE:

English (no interpretation in another language will be available)

COST:

Attending the training is FREE of charge. Participants must cover their own travel and accommodation costs. Limited financial assistance is available from the IEA

The deadline to apply has now passed.  For any queries e-mail: training.programme@iea.org

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Advanced courses (5 days) 

1. Energy Essentials for Decision Makers (with a special focus on energy & climate)
2. Energy Markets & Security
3. Energy Efficiency Policy & Measures
4. Renewable & Low-Carbon Energy Technology
5. Energy Analysis & Modelling

Introductory courses (2 days)

A. Energy Security (introduction to oil and gas markets)
B. Sustainable Energy (introduction to energy efficiency and  renewable)

 

 


 

Advanced courses (5 days) - outline descriptions

1. Energy Essentials for Decision Makers (with a special focus on energy & climate)

A mixture of key energy topics are discussed for the benefit of experienced managers and policy-makers with broader responsibilities and interests. The course will offer a strong combination of the latest energy developments internationally and some best-practice tools for reviewing and designing policy packages and interventions. Particular attention will be given to the relationship between energy and climate, including climate economics and low-carbon energy options (energy efficiency, renewables). 

This course is suitable for professionals with a background in energy policy and management and at least three years of work experience in this area. The training will benefit both relevant government officials and experts from industry. 

Course modules:

  • Energy policy framework at national level (0.5 day)
  • Climate policy and economics (0.5 day)
  • Gas market trends, prices, and forecasts (0.5  day)
  • Renewable energy markets, policy and technology  (0.5 day)
  • Energy efficiency policy and measures (0.5 day)
  • Electricity market regulation (0.5 day)
  • Carbon trading (0.5 day)
  • Field trip (topic to be confirmed) (0.5 day)

 

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2. Energy Markets & Security

A range of important issues regarding oil, gas and electricity market  trends, energy supply disruption and responses to it will  be explored. Both short and long-term market and policy analysis will be covered, as well as national and regional approaches. The course has a very strong practical experience approach, and includes a simulation exercise of an oil supply disruption, a role-play on electricity market regulation and a site visit to an electricity dispatch hub (tbc). 

This course is suitable for professionals with a background  in oil, gas and electricity markets, as well as energy security policy, and with several years of work experience in  this area. The training will benefit both relevant government officials and experts from industry.

Course modules:

  • Long-term energy market outlook (0.5 day)
  • Energy statistics – oil, gas, electricity, supply disruption (0.5  day)
  • Oil market trends, prices, and forecasts (0.5  day)
  • Gas market trends, prices and regulation  (0.5 day)
  • Energy security and supply disruption measures (with simulations) (1 day)
  • Electricity market- trends, prices and  regulation (1 day)
  • Field trip - an electricity dispatch hub (tbc) (0.5 day)

 

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3. Energy Efficiency Policy & Measures

The programme will cover energy efficiency best practice and interventions across the entire economy and discuss specific sectors including buildings and transport. A range of case studies from around the world will be presented, and the course also offers concrete policy development tools, group problem-solving exercises and a site visit. 

This course is suitable for professionals with a background or interest in energy efficiency and some work experience in this area. The training will benefit both relevant government officials and experts from industry. 

Course modules:

  • Medium term market trends and projections (0.2 day)
  • Best practice in energy efficiency policy (0.2  day)
  • Building sector energy efficiency (0.5 day)
  • Transport sector energy efficiency (0.5 day)
  • Energy efficiency governance (0.5 day)
  • Energy efficiency indicators (1 day)
  • Field trip – energy efficient projects (tbc) (0.5 day)

 

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4. Renewable & Low-Carbon Energy Technology

This theme will explore the key principles of policy formulation for renewable energy planning and low-carbon technology deployment.  It uses the IEA’s unique expertise in developing energy technology roadmaps – a methodology that encompasses the policy objectives, stakeholder engagement, and financial incentives needed to support a particular technology. A range of renewable energy technologies are covered, as well as the issues of portfolio management, grid integration, and smart grids. 

This course is suitable for professionals with a background in renewable energy, low-carbon technology or climate policy, and some substantial work experience in any of these areas. The training will benefit both relevant government officials and experts from industry. 

Course modules:

  • Energy technology policy – best practice,  innovation, R&D frameworks (0.2 day)
  • Technology roadmaps – a practical guide (1 day)
  • Carbon capture and storage (0.5 day)
  • Renewable energy markets, policy and technology  (1 day)
  • Grid integration of variable renewables (0.5  day)
  • Smart grids (0.5 day)
  • Field trip to renewable energy projects (0.5  day)

 

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5. Energy Analysis & Modelling

A close look is given to a range of practical IEA energy analysis applications – from economic and system-wide models  to  sector-specific modelling at national level. Participants are introduced to the fundamental principles of energy analysis and modelling and then receive hands-on training on using tools such as the international TIMES power generation model and the MOMO transport model. Energy statistics as an important element of analysis is also discussed. Computer-based exercises are included. 

This course is suitable for energy policy analysts and modellers dealing with scenario development, fuel mix analysis, and power generation planning (work experience in these areas is required). The training will benefit employees in government departments and industry involved in energy analysis and modelling. 

Course modules:

  • Long-term energy market outlook (0.5 day)
  • Energy statistics – key for analysis and  modelling (0.5 day)
  • Power sector modelling (TIMES) (1 day)
  • Transport sector modelling (MOMO) (0.5 days)
  • Economy-wide energy modelling (0.5 day) 
  • Field trip (topic to be confirmed) (0.5 day)

 

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Introductory courses (2 days) –  outline description

A. Energy Security (introduction to oil and gas markets)

This course is specifically designed as an introduction to course 2. Energy Markets and Security, but can also be taken as a separate option by those interested in the topic. 

Course modules:

  • Fossil fuel statistics
  • Oil and gas industry basics
  • Evolution of oil and gas markets
  • Oil and gas politics 

 

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B. Sustainable Energy (introduction to energy efficiency and  renewable)

This course is specifically designed as an introduction to  courses 3. Energy Efficiency and 4. Renewable Energy, but can also be taken as a separate option by those interested in these topics. 

Course modules:

  • Introduction to energy technology policy – the  IEA’s approach
  • Introduction to energy efficiency – key concepts  and measures
  • Introduction to renewable energy – key concepts  and technologies 

 

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