Online spring courses available in Energy Resource Management

The University of California, Davis, Extension is offering online spring courses in Energy Resource ManagementYou are leaving These courses meet the continuing educational requirements (CEUs) for renewing AEE’s Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Renewable Energy Professional (REP) and Sustainable Development Professional (CSDP) Certification programs.

The courses cover techniques and resources to improve business competitiveness and ensure regulatory compliance. Students will gain a better understanding of the wide range of issues involved in managing energy resources, and enhance their knowledge of the practical, sustainable application of contemporary energy resource management.

  • Energy Resource Management: Supply covers energy management control systems, natural gas purchasing opportunities in the spot market, thermal energy storage, alternative energy supplies, energy security and energy trading. Students will explore reliability and risk analysis methods, financing projects and tax considerations as well as strategic planning, cogeneration and the options, costs, benefits and constraints of “green sourcing.” The class runs from May 4 to July 6, and students must first complete Introduction to Energy Management.
  • Energy Resource Management: Leadership examines leadership issues involved in managing energy. Students will develop their own leadership style and learn how to create effective energy management strategies. The course provides insight into motivating organizational behavior, implementing change and managing projects through improved communications skills. Students must enroll in the course by April 27 and complete it by June 29. Prerequisites for the class are Introduction to Energy Resource Management and one other Energy Resource Management certificate program course.

The UC Davis Extension Energy Resource Management Certificate Program is a completely online program for professional engineers, construction planners and designers, facility or plant managers, energy analysts, architects, agency managers and others who wish to expand their knowledge of this field.

The six-course program addresses the entire range of issues involved in understanding and managing energy in any industry, from heavy to light energy users.  The program curriculum aligns with the Association of Energy Engineers requirements for CEM and BEP certifications, and has also been recognized by the California Energy Commission.

For more information or to enroll, call 800-752-0881 or email the UC Davis Extension.

APPA Academy debuts this week

APPA is launching the APPA Academy, public power’s complete resource for professional education and certification. Through a variety of delivery methods—live, in-depth education courses, in-house training programs, conferences, webinars, list servers, online courses and work force development partnerships—the APPA Academy will help electric utility employees stay abreast of rapidly moving industry technologies and regulatory requirements while providing an opportunity for them to meet their yearly training goals and certification requirements in formats and price ranges that suit their needs.

In addition to providing utility employees with the knowledge they need to perform their jobs at the highest level, various education courses, in-house training, conferences, certificate programs and webinars in the APPA Academy meet the criteria for providing:

  • CEcD Hours – needed by Certified Economic Developers to maintain certification;
  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs) – required by many professions to maintain certification;
  • Continuing Legal Education credits (CLEs) – needed by lawyers to practice law within a particular jurisdiction;
  • Continuing Professional Education credits (CPEs) – required by CPAs to maintain licensure;
  • HCRI Hours – required by Human Resources professionals to maintain certification; and
  • Professional Development Hours (PDHs) – needed by engineers to maintain licensure.

Additionally, when employees participate in APPA Academy offerings, utilities earn points toward their Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) designation.