The RETScreen® Clean Energy Project Analysis Software is a unique decision support tool recognized internationally and boasting over 323,000 professional users worldwide. The software is free of charge and can be used to evaluate:
- Clean energy options
- Energy efficiency projects
- The costs and benefits associated with energy
- GHG Emission reductions
- Financial viability
- The risks for various types of renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies.
This three-day course will enhance your current knowledge of RETScreen® by developing a more in-depth understanding of the tools and techniques employed in the assessment of energy management and clean energy projects, and with the successful completion of the certification examination delivered in the afternoon of the third day, provide you with a newly established professional credential, the CRU (Certified in the Use of RETScreen®). The CRU provides an added value which is priceless in professional consultancy.
Participants will develop their skills in the analysis of all types of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, including combined heat and power, solar water heating and power production from photovoltaic panels. Further, they will develop a sound understanding of the various analysis functions provided by the software, such as financial and GHG emission analyses as well as the evaluation of the technical and financial risks involved in energy efficiency projects.
Upon training completion, participants will be able to:
- Assess the potential for energy savings associated with any energy efficiency project at the pre-feasibility study stage
- Analyze energy costs and savings, GHG reductions, financing options, and the risk sensitivity of energy efficiency projects using RETScreen®
- Apply the various integral tools offered by RETScreen®, such as product databases and estimates of equipment efficiency and costs
- Apply RETScreen® in the assessment of green energy project opportunities
Participants earn 1.8 Continuing Education Units (CEU) which will be registered with the Engineering Institute of Canada.