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Electricity Fundamentals & Restructuring

Application Process: Click above to register. CPE credits:

Electricity Fundamentals: 8

Electricity Restructuring: 8

Electricity & Wind 3-day suite: 24

Dates:

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Venue: Please refer to the calendar.

Fee:

$1295 + GST for 2-day Electricity course $1845 + GST for Electricity & Wind Suite Early bird fee:

$1195 + GST for 2-day Electricity course $1695 + GST for Electricity & Wind Suite Early bird fee applies if registered by indicated deadline. Further discounts apply for more than 1 registrant. Course Contact: For all questions regarding courses offered in Canada, please contact Jon Rozhon at jwr@oakleaftraining.com or 403-457-0260. For all questions regarding courses offered in the United States, please contact Chris Pedersen at chrisp@oakleaftraining.com or 713-252-3887. Description

Oak Leaf, North America’s relevant, independent, and objective voice in energy research and training, keeps a close eye on the fast-changing Electricity Industry. Our updated and current Electricity course is a comprehensive 2-day seminar, presented by industry veterans Marcel Chorel and Don White. The course gives the details about this vibrant industry; Marcel and Don provide the perspective of their long and varied careers spent in Electricity.

Course Outline:

1.Introduction

2.Basic Concepts

3.Electricity Industry Overview

4.Generation

5.Transmission

6.Distribution

7.System Operations

8.Pricing and Rates 9.Regulation and Ownership 10.Electricity and the Environment 11.Wind Energy APPENDICES

-Appendix A: Abbreviations & Acronyms

-Appendix B: Glossary

-Appendix C: Units, Prefixes, Conversion & Equivalents

Electricity Restructuring (Canadian-based course)

1.Introduction

2.Industry Restructuring

3.Wholesale Market Operation

4.Retail Market Operation

5.The Smart Grid

6.Alberta Wholesale Market

7.Alberta Market Governance

8.Ontario Power Market

9.PJM Market

10.Conclusions

Electricity Restructuring (U.S.-based course)

1.Introduction

2.Industry Restructuring

3.Wholesale Market Operation

4.Retail Market Operation

5.The Smart Grid

6.FERC Power Markets

7.ISO’s & RTO’s

8.Merchant Generation

9.Federal & State Regulations & Compliance

10.Conclusions

APPENDICES

-Appendix A: Abbreviations & Acronyms

-Appendix B: Glossary

-Appendix C: Units, Prefixes, Conversion & Equivalents

Key Learning Objectives

Electricity Fundamentals

-Understand key concepts and formulas used in the electricity industry

-Learn how electricity is generated

-Study the transmission and distribution of electricity, starting from the most basic fundamentals to final consumption

-Know details of the pricing structure and regulations on a province-to-province basis

-Be able to analyse the impact of the electricity industry on the environment and the energy sector

-Discuss other alterations to electricity and their growth potential

Electricity Restructuring

-Understand the need of restructuring and the market factors that influence price movements

-Study the regulations that effect the functioning and operation of wholesale and retail markets

-Working knowledge about the Smart Grid, its implementation within regional markets, major issues with it, and its development in other countries

-Understand restructuring developments, important factors in the supply chain, and issues within each regional market

Support Materials & Assessment Tools

-Full-colour, up-to-date materials binder

-Industry-specific group activities, quizzes & access to videos shown in class

-Industry case studies & examples

-A certificate of attendance & completion of course. CPE credits on certificate.

Who Should Attend?

-People new to the Electricity industry

-People already working in Electricity looking for a more comprehensive understanding of their field

-Business Analysts

-Financial Planners

-Advisors

-Consumer Mediation Officers

-Policy Analysts

-Auditors

-Energy Lawyers

Testimonies & Course Rating

Overall Rating for 2013: 4.5/5.0

-“Felt the course met my objective of gaining knowledge, exposure and understanding of the electricity industry.” – Steven, Calgary

-“Informative! Interesting! In particular – marketing function and the players bid process.” – Cindy, in-house course participant

-“Well prepared, good discussion on questions. Good perspective on Alberta vs. Ontario markets.” – Matthew, in-house course participant

-“High level of appreciation for knowledge, communication and personability. Very interesting subject and excellent instructor with keen sense of involvement. Thank you.” – Sheila, in-house course participant

-“The course was great. It provided me with the context I needed to engage the electricity folks in my company.” – Calgary participant

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