ENERGY: The “Energy University” for Efficiency-Minded Professionals
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Global specialist in energy management, Schneider Electric South Africa, believes its vendor-neutral online Energy University, which provides free and easy access to practical education on energy management across the board, is highly appropriate for the local industry to assist in achieving energy efficiency savings.
According to Gys Snyman, vice president for energy efficiency at Schneider Electric South Africa, the organisation’s Free Energy University “is a highly practical and innovative means of ensuring that all future electrical engineers and electricians are aware of and trained in the energy efficiency approach to power generation, distribution and consumption”.
He adds that energy efficiency is critical to everyone’s future and that with increased competition for finite resources, the time to address energy consumption is now. “The Energy University curriculum will prepare you to meet these challenges with knowledge that you can put to work immediately,” he says.
So far, 92 percent of Energy University enrollees said they would take a course again. Training is free and is based on an online programme of product-neutral education for professionals in all industries and at all organisational levels.
How the Energy University Works
“Energy University is a Web-based, on-demand resource for gaining the tools and information needed to effect positive change in your organisation’s energy management practices. Based on the philosophy behind sound energy efficiency and conservation, the courses encompass energy consumption, applications, ROI calculations, and solutions that can be easily understood and implemented,” explains Snyman.
“Convenient courses last one hour or less. All you need is an Internet connection to take a class at whatever time works for you. As you complete courses, you can receive professional education credits, and build toward our Energy Certificate.”
Course content is relevant to critical end markets that represent 72 percent of worldwide energy consumption, including energy and infrastructure, industry, buildings, residential, data centres and networks.
“Energy is the catalyst for progress, but using it wisely is the new catalyst for business,” concludes Snyman.
Available Energy University Courses
Energy University is available on-demand via www.MyEnergyUniversity.com and course offerings are as follows (please visit WEBSITE for more information about each course):
Active Energy Efficiency Using Speed Control
Alternative Power Generation Technologies
Combined Heat and Power (Cogeneration)
Commissioning For Energy Efficiency
Data Centre Efficiency: Reducing Electrical Power Consumption
Demand Response and the Smart Grid
Efficient Motor Control with Power Drive Systems
Energy Audits Instrumentation I
Energy Audits Instrumentation II
Energy Efficiency Fundamentals
Energy Efficiency Units and Concepts
Energy Efficiency with Building Automation Systems Part 1
Energy Efficiency with Building Automation Systems Part 2
Energy Procurement I
Energy Procurement II
Energy Procurement III– Balanced Hedging Strategies
Energy Rate Structures Part I: Concepts and Unit Pricing
Energy Rate Structures Part II: Understanding and Reducing your Bill
Establishing Benchmarks for Data Centre Efficiency Measurements
Financing and Performance Contracting for Energy Efficient Projects
Going Green with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
Going Green: Energy Efficiency in the Data Center
HVAC and Characteristics of Air
HVAC and Psychometric Charts
HVAC and Psychometric Charts– SI Version
Increasing Data Center Efficiency through High Density Power Distribution
Industrial Insulation I
Industrial Insulation II: Design Data Calculations
Industrial Insulation III
Introduction to Lighting Basics
Lighting Basics I for Energy Efficient Applications
Lighting Basics II for Energy Efficient Applications
Maintenance Best Practices for Energy Efficient Facilities
Measuring and Benchmarking Energy Performance
Measuring Data Centre Efficiency
Measuring Data Centre Electrical Efficiency
Measurement and Verification
Power Factor Correction and Harmonics
Strategies for Implementing Energy Efficient Data Centers
Strategies for Saving Energy in a Retail Environment
The Economics of Energy Efficiency
US Energy Codes and Standards
Waste Heat Recovery
These courses show the vast range in which studies can be applied and what exactly is learned during your time with the Energy University.
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