This course provides training to individuals who wish to be involved in the implementation of clean development mechanism (CDM) projects in the technical area TA1.2: Energy generation from renewable energy sources. The course focuses on hydropower and wind energy projects.
Renewable energy sources (RES), such as hydropower and wind energy, have significant potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on a global scale. RES projects under the CDM are growing in popularity and are an important source of certified emissions reductions (CERs). This course provides information and guidance as well as technical descriptions on accounting for GHG reductions, project emissions, and displacement from RES projects, which will help you:
- Understand how hydropower and wind energy work
- Identify factors affecting the potential for hydropower and wind energy developments and different types and sizes of projects
- Understand the benefits and drawbacks of both types of RES.
- Apply the approved consolidated CDM baseline and monitoring methodology ACM0002: “Consolidated baseline methodology for grid-connected electricity generation from renewable sources”
The information provided in this course originates from credible international sources including:
- United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
- Guidelines for National GHG Inventories by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
- Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects
This course draws on all of these resources and provides guidance specifically on how to account for and document GHG reductions, project emissions, and emission reductions as a result of displacement of more carbon-intensive energy sources.
This course includes examples, quizzes, and exercises to help you learn and apply the material. A Certificate of Participation is included as part of the course.
A Certificate of Proficiency requires the passing of an exam after completion of the course.
Key concepts covered include:
- GHG standards and programs
- Hydropower and wind energy GHG project accounting
- Establishing the baseline scenario and selecting relevant GHGs
- Quantifying emissions and removals
- Monitoring, documenting and reporting
- Teacher: Stelios Pesmajoglou