Introduction to Energy Management Powered by RETScreen

The objective of this MOOC is to help organizations combat climate change through effective energy management. It explains proven strategies to reduce fossil fuel consumption, increase the use of renewable energy, cut greenhouse gases and encourage the transition to a low carbon economy. The RETScreen Expert software, the world’s leading software to empower cleaner energy decisions is used throughout the course. All participants will be able to complete the course with the free version of the RETScreen software that is available online. An additional feature for those who purchase the course certification is a 90-day trial key to RETScreen Expert Professional mode , which allows you to explore the full range of the software's capabilities. Further details can be found when you purchase your verified certificate. Module 1: Getting Started – The Foundations of Energy Management This module introduces the course and lays the foundations for energy management. It has three parts: The strategic imperative of energy management for the sustainability of the planet and the crucial role that organizations and their decision-makers play The elements of a strategic approach to energy management An introduction to the RETScreen software Module 2: Reducing Energy End-Use - Introducing Benchmarking This module focuses on the reducing energy consumption strategy and highlights the role of benchmarking. It has three parts: The Reducing Energy End-Use strategy RETScreen’s Virtual Energy Analyzer Benchmarking for energy management Module 3: Increasing Energy Efficiency - Introducing Feasibility Analysis This module focuses on the increasing efficiency strategy and highlights the role of feasibility analysis. It has three parts: The Increasing Energy Efficiency strategy Financial analysis for energy management Feasibility analysis for real property Module 4: Optimizing Energy Supply – Introducing Perfomance Analysis This module focuses on the optimizing energy supply strategy and highlights the role of performance management. It has four parts: The Optimizing Energy Supply strategy Feasibility analysis for power plants Performance analysis for energy management Reporting for energy management Module 5: Energy Management – A Strategic Approach This module brings together all of the strategies, and compares and contrasts them. As the final module, it also includes the exam. It has three parts: A framework for action in energy management Achieving multiple objectives: Carbon pricing Portfolio analysis for energy management

Created by: HEC Montréal

Level: Introductory

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