Power Generation Development & Energy Management

GER/PGD

Who should attend?

  • This training provides an understanding of the chronology of the development and the management of a power generation fleet of assets, based on the energy strategy of the country, its economic environment and the technical and financial criterion of the power plants installed.
Audience :
  • This training is intended for industrial leaders, investors, buyers, energy suppliers and anyone involved in the energy field (administrations, consulting, audit, banks, regulatory bodies).

Level : Foundation

Course Content

  • OVERVIEW OF ENERGY RESOURCES

      • Fossils and renewable primary energy resources: definitions, characteristics and prices.
      • Global electricity resources: definitions, origins.
  • ELECTRICITY PRODUCTION

      • Power generation: principle, pros & cons.
      • Electricity network: interconnection and electricity market.
      • Power plant technologies: description and benchmark of the different technologies of nuclear, thermal, combined cycle, renewables & hydro, hybrids and gas to power solutions (FSRP, network extension).
      • Technical presentations: fuel supply, advantages/drawbacks/risks, CAPEX, OPEX and project overview.
      • Impact of the CO2: regulations, quota systems, prices.
  • ECONOMICS CRITERIA: LCOE

      • Reminder of economic criterion.
      • Levelized Cost Of Energy (LCOE): definition and mechanism.
      • Example and benchmark of different projects.
  • PROJECT DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY: DECISION CRITERION

      • Needs of an industrial company.
      • Needs of an electricity supplier.
      • Decision criterion.
      • Case study: a case study on the optimal choice of the electricity production technology according to the political, technical and financial environment considered.
  • PROJECT DEVELOPMENT

      • Project management and organization: invitation to tender, organization and planning, selection of suppliers, chronology of the development and construction phases, cost structuring and financing.
      • Contractual structuring: fuel supply contract, electricity sales contract, operating and maintenance structure.
      • Case study: exercise on the structuring of a power generation project proposal.
  • POWER GENERATION & ASSET MANAGEMENT

      • Introduction to energy portfolio management and price risk.
      • Operational excellence: asset management, operation and maintenance optimization, local and corporate management.
      • Case study: exercise and simulation of power generation portfolio management.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • identify the needs of an energy producing country,
  • define and compare energy resources,
  • evaluate and arbitrate the technological choices of electricity production,
  • explain energy supply and electricity sales contracts,
  • explain the EPC and operation & maintenance contracts for the means of energy production,
  • structure the development and management of a portfolio of electrical generation assets.

Ways & Means

  • Quiz about the different resources and means of energy production.
  • Case study on the optimal choice of the electricity production technology.
  • Case study on the structuring of a power generation project proposal
  • Case study on a power plant portfolio management