Currently, energy planning consideration was changed from single criteria approach with economic focus to a multi-criteria approach by including criteria from social and environmental. Although scholars have recently studied and utilized several Multi-Criteria Decision-Making methods to justify the best suitable energy planning out of those criteria, there are still gaps and concerns that are yet unanswered.
This 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,
Energy planning and sustainable development training course 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.
At the end of thr Energy planning and sustainable development 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
Energy planning and sustainable development training course, is ideal for :