Training and Capacity Building

Our advisory team has developed and run training courses and capacity building courses on a variety of topics that are of high relevance to today’s changing energy scene.  In particular, we provide interactive training sessions to government agencies, regulators, market participants, generators, retailers, market operators and system operators on topics such as:

  • Energy statistics and energy balancing
  • Electricity demand forecasting
  • Energy sector reforms
  • Electricity market design and operation:
    • Wholesale electricity spot markets
    • Electricity derivatives, risk management and contracting
    • Settlements and prudential requirements  
    • Ancillary service markets
    • Retail markets
    • Market operations and market management systems
    • Vesting contracts
  • Optimisation modelling
  • Power purchase agreements
  • Electricity market price forecasting
  • Generation adequacy mechanisms:
    • Auctions
    • Long-term supply agreements
    • Mechanism
  • Power system operations
  • Least cost planning of electricity including coverage of renewable energy, battery storage systems, integrated heat and electricity planning, integrated gas and electricity planning, conventional planning methodologies and approaches
  • Wholesale market price forecasting
  • Unit commitment optimisation and generation portfolio optimisation
  • Renewable energy forecasting and planning
  • Energy systems modelling and planning

We are happy to develop bespoke training courses to target specific needs.  The training courses we develop can be focused on the electricity markets or industries that are of interest as well, including:

  • Australia (NEM and WEM)
  • New Zealand Electricity Market (NZEM)
  • Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS)
  • Singapore
  • Philippines
  • Vietnam
  • Korea
  • Myanmar
  • Cambodia
  • Thailand
  • Indonesia
  • Laos
  • Mongolia

The approach that we take to training is to have interactive sessions and we develop stylised spreadsheet models to illustrate concepts and principles. 

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