Renewable Energy > Hydrogen for Firm Power Generation – Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

About this Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

In energy markets which are increasingly embracing both decarbonisation and ‘electrification’, the need for larger amounts of new, clean generating capacity is set to grow substantially. The majority of this capacity is likely to be renewable sources such as solar and wind. However, there is an increasing recognition that ‘firm’ and ‘flexible’ power supply will be essential to balancing these variable sources. This opens up a key role for clean fuels – such as hydrogen.

This 3 half-day Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) course will provide participants with a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to the prospects for hydrogen in future power mixes. Participants will also gain a clear description of the key technologies in language easily accessible to non-engineers. The market will be reviewed, illustrated by project examples and policy and strategy announcements, and hydrogen’s competitive positioning will be examined and analyzed.

By the end of this VILT course, participants will be able to:

  • Assess the market prospects for hydrogen power generation
  • Learn how key vendors are preparing their products for hydrogen power
  • Identify the technology challenges in moving from gas to hydrogen turbines
  • Review the current status of fuel cell power generation
  • Track which hydrogen power projects have been recently created or announced
  • Understand how hydrogen storage technology is inherently linked to hydrogen power generation
  • Analyse whether hydrogen power will replace centralised power generation or augment distributed power
  • Quantify the timescales for a transition from hydrogen blends to 100% hydrogen
  • Assess whether low efficiency is a competitive killer for hydrogen’s power generation prospects
  • Review the extent to which future power mix scenarios and models include hydrogen power

This VILT course is intended for professionals in commercial and business-focused roles, including business development, strategy planning, investment, procurement as well as accounting/finance.

The VILT will be delivered online in 3 half-day sessions comprising 4 hours per day, including time for lectures, discussion, quizzes and short classroom exercises.

Course Duration: 3 half-day sessions, 4 hours per session (12 hours in total).

Your expert course leader is an internationally renowned energy communicator and business educator, focused on the interconnected clean energy transition topics of renewable power, energy storage, energy system electrification and hydrogen. His own independent technology tracking, market assessment and opportunity/risk analysis is delivered to clients through a mix of business advisory work, commissioned content, small-group training (online & in-person), and one-to-one executive coaching (online).

In the hydrogen sector, he is currently lead consultant and trainer to the World Hydrogen Leaders network, and writer of their ‘This Week in Hydrogen’ news column. He is also co-presenter of the ‘New Energy Chinwag’ podcast, which regularly covers hydrogen-related issues.

During more than 15 years as an independent energy expert, he has helped companies from large multinationals to innovative start-ups – totalling assignments in over 30 countries across 5 continents. Most recently, he has presented clean energy training in locations as diverse as Singapore, the UK, South Africa, The Philippines, the USA, Mexico, Spain and Dubai – and, in recent times of course, online to international audiences from across the world.

Prior to this, he was Research Director for over 10 years at Informa, a $9 billion business intelligence provider; where he drove new market identification, analysis and project deployment work, and managed teams in the UK and US.

He has a strong science background, holding a 1st Class Honours degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge, a PhD in Earth Sciences and a further Diploma in Economics & Sustainability from the UK’s Open University.

To further optimise your learning experience from our courses, we also offer individualized “One to One” coaching support for 2 hours post training. We can help improve your competence in your chosen area of interest, based on your learning needs and available hours. This is a great opportunity to improve your capability and confidence in a particular area of expertise. It will be delivered over a secure video conference call by one of our senior trainers. They will work with you to create a tailor-made coaching program that will help you achieve your goals faster.
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Learn what past participants have said about EnergyEdge training courses

Despite having kept up with news and reports on all things hydrogen, the insights and knowledge gained from the trainer was very helpful. The way the VILT course was structured enhanced what I already know and gave me more perspectives to consider when thinking about the growing hydrogen economy. Definitely would be sharing what I've learnt with colleagues!

Business Analyst, SEDC Energy

The VILT course has enabled me to better understand Hydrogen Technology, especially on key issues and challenges for specific initiatives

Senior Engineer, TNB Power Generation

Very informative VILT course with a lot of real-life cases. Interesting to know about the worldwide trends on hydrogen adoption

Principal Engineer, SP Group, Singapore