Center for Energy, Economic & Environmental Policy offering professional development courses on energy, electricity markets

The Center for Energy, Economic & Environmental Policy at the Bloustein School is offering professional development courses for those interested in learning more about electricity markets, the electric power industry, and energy efficiency.

The courses will be taught by Frank Felder PhD, Associate Research Professor at the Bloustein School. Dr. Felder is an expert on the economics and reliability of restructured electric power systems. At the Bloustein School, he conducts research in electricity markets with the Center for Energy, Economic & Environmental Policy. He also consults a wide range of clients in the industry, advising them on market design, market power, electricity price forecasting, risk management, and retail electricity markets and has testified before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and several state public utility commissions.

The courses will be held at the Rutgers University Inn and Conference Center, New Brunswick, NJ.  Advance registration is required. Click on the Course Registration Page links under each course for additional information, learning objectives, and how to register.


Two-Day Course: In-depth Introduction to Electricity Markets
October 24-25, 2017

This comprehensive introductory course provides an in-person overview of the industry, focusing on the linkages among power system engineering, markets, regulatory policy, and business strategies.  Specific examples and actual market data are used to illustrate basic principles and ideas.  The course covers electricity markets in the United States (New England, New York, PJM, Texas, Midwest, California, the West and the South) and Ontario and Alberta’s electricity markets in Canada.

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Workshop: Renewable Energy and Markets
October 26, 2017

This workshop explores renewable energy technologies, including their technical capabilities and limitations, cost structure, and how they participate in energy, capacity, renewable and environmental markets. Specific renewable resources that will be examined include solar, wind, hydroelectric, geothermal, as well as emerging technologies. Participants will be provided with extensive and detailed course notes and supporting materials.

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