Training

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Capacity building and training is one of operational Network directions aiming at promoting exchange of experiences and know-how as well as sharing of best practices among EU and GCC energy stakeholders.

Since the beginning of its operation, the Network has carried out in the GCC region numerous capacity building activities, including workshops and seminars covering specific topics of the Working Groups as presented indicatively here.

You can also see past training events here.

Currently, the Network is consulting with its stakeholders in order to identify training and capacity building needs in the GCC region, and include relevant activities in its workplan  for the coming period. 

Topics

Since the beginning of its operation, the Network has carried out in the GCC region numerous capacity building activities, including workshops and seminars covering specific topics of the Working Groups as presented indicatively below:

Solar Resource Assessment     
•    Solar radiation basics
•    Solar geometry
•    Atmospheric transfer and components of solar radiation
•    Ground measurements
•    Satellite based assessments
•    Solar radiation to tilted planes
•    Characteristics of solar resources
•    Data sources
•    Application samples
•    Access to data
•    Selecting the right data source
•    GIS analysis

Wind Resource Assessment    
•    wind turbine characteristics 
•    wind resources, instruments(anemometers), 
•    certification of measurements, 
•    wind speed and wind direction analysis, 
•    wind gusts, turbulence intensity, basic meteorological parameters needed to be assessed,
•     wind speed profile variation with height, influence of nearby structures on measurements
•    Full example showing a step by step procedure for energy estimations

Concentrating Solar Thermal Power Plants (CSTP)    
•    The Sun as an energy source.
•    Fundamentals of Concentrating Solar Thermal Power (CSTP) systems.
•    Overview of the state of the art of CSTP technologies.
•    Overview of the CSTP industry. Technology value chain and main industry players.
•    CSTP plant design: Goals, processes, and computer tools.

Energy Efficiency    
•    Efficiency in buildings (building codes, efficiency standards)
•    Educating the public / Product Standards
•    Tariffs and incentives

Trigeneration and District Cooling
•    Existing Technology, in the area of CCHP, absorption chillers, and DCS,
•    Environmental Impact, environmental assessment study,
•    Business Aspects, like the feasibility studies, the techno-economic analysis and study of this type of investment,
•    Project Implementation, as planning, design, construction and required maintenance,
•    Legal environment for introducing this type of investment,
•    Best Practices from similar project around the world, necessary for such systems, CCHP, and DCS.

Carbon Capture & Storage    
•    Why CCS
•    Current status, ongoing activities
•    Financing 1st CCS, CCS & CDM
•    CCS legal & regulatory developments
•    Risk assessment standards & procedures
•    Monitoring & verification of CO2 geological storage, Influential factors for social acceptance of CO2

Clean Natural Gas Applications    
•    Fuel processing for gas to liquid
•    GTL for aviation and transportation
•    Gas turbine technology
•    Carbon capture technologies
•    Natural gas fueled power plants with carbon capture
•    Market analysis and gas pricing
•    Techno-economical assessment of various plant solutions
•    Data sources
•    Application samples
•    Case study

Integration of Renewable Energies in the Grid    
•    The challenges and potential solutions for increasing the supply of renewable electricity and its distribution through either -centralised or decentralised networks, including micro-grids.
•    Technical Aspects of RES integration
•    Role of Regulation/ (Legislation)
•    Market Aspects
•    Other economic and policy aspects
 

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Make a training suggestion

Currently, the Network is consulting with its stakeholders in order to identify training and capacity building needs in the GCC region, and include relevant activities in its workplan  for the coming period.

In this context, the Network Team welcomes suggestions / proposals for training activities. 

Feel free to make your request/ suggestion using the form here.