This ETC training course will help the public and private sectors leverage global best practices on long-term energy portfolio planning, resource management, climate change mitigation strategies, environmental sustainability, and social impact. The entire cycle of energy planning toward a sustainable future—starting with envisioning a sustainable energy future, to reconciling differing (and often conflicting) stakeholder perspectives, to analyzing the costs and benefits of various energy plan options, to selling those plans to decision-makers, to finding 80/20 common grounds, to developing an energy implementation plan with specific activities and responsible parties and timelines.
It will give a better understanding of the types of long-term planning—from the traditional utility-based Integrated Resource Planning (IRP) to the nascent IRRP that adds an "R" for Resilience to climate change pressures, to more grassroots plans that communities may adapt to meet various goals including carbon neutrality—and which types work best for them.
This will be added granularity to the sustainable energy plans in the two major energy sectors—electricity and transportation—that begin with establishing a baseline that characterizes the current energy scenario and then advances to define pathways to achieving the desired “end-state” of the community that is defined by the Vision, Goals, and Strategies set earlier.
This ETC training course will highlight:
- Envisioning a Sustainable Energy Future
- Integrated Resource and Resilience Planning
- Planning a More Sustainable Electricity Future
- Planning a More Sustainable Transportation Future
- Implementing the Sustainable Energy Plan
The participants will benefit from gaining a working knowledge of how to assemble the pieces necessary to help a community decide on what sustainable development means to its members; to tap into the right resources which as a coordinated team can effectively “see the big picture” of a sustainable energy future, as well as “dot the i’s” of detailed energy planning; to decide what kind of sustainable energy plan would work best for their community; take necessary actions to measure current scenarios and chart the course to make more desirable scenarios a reality in the near- to medium-term; and then design and implement a plan to make that desirable scenario happen. And in the process, give future generations a better world through responsible resource management and energy planning.
By the end of this ETC training course, the participants will be able to:
- Elucidate the connection between sustainable development—from the original Brundtland Report—and sustainable energy
- Understand the need for energy to drive economic development
- Select a diversified set of stakeholders to design a sustainable energy plan for the electricity and/or transportation sectors
- Acquire and analyze inputs from those select stakeholders and from many other reliable data sources to design a visionary yet achievable sustainable energy future
- Implement a sustainable energy planning initiative
The participants in this training course will receive thorough training on the subject, utilizing various proven adult learning teaching and facilitation techniques, including a brief assessment of participant names, roles, and interests. It also contains charts, illustrations, pictures, and embedded website hyperlinks, videos, case studies, practical problem-solving sessions, and interactive discussions. The PowerPoint will be engaging and esthetically appealing with a focus on information graphics.