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.
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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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