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CESA 5410 - Finance and Governance for Green Energy Systems

Centre for Energy Systems Applications Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

Course Details

This course provides an introduction to investing in green energy systems and the choices and trade-offs associated with different ownership and governance arrangements. The legal, tax and incorporation considerations involved in establishing a green energy utility will be explained, and the financing options available to local governments and First Nations will be covered. The importance of public engagement when developing projects will also be explored. Students will be able to identify case studies and integrate lessons learned.

Credits

2.0

Cost

$502.25

Winter 2020

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2020 term.

CRN 84374

Wed Feb 19 - Wed Mar 18 5 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 19 - Mar 18 Wed 19:00 - 20:30 Online

Instructor

Patricia Bell

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$502.25

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Please contact Program Head at BCIT_SEMAC@bcit.ca for approval and submit a current resume for review. Note: ** A computer with speakers and a web camera is required for this course. Students must be logged in on to Learning Hub on Wednesdays, February 19 to March 18 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.
  4. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Use legal, governance and regulatory frameworks.
  • Appreciate the role of public engagement in project development.
  • Identify the legal, tax and incorporation considerations involved in establishing a green energy utility.
  • Explain the financing options available to local governments and First Nations to establish a green energy utility.
  • Differentiate between approaches to investing in systems and the advantages and disadvantages of each.
  • Justify decision points for choosing between different levels of ownership, governance and partnership.
  • Generate a list of project risks and approaches to mitigating them.
  • Discriminate between a green energy project and a green energy utility.

Effective as of Winter 2017

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