Training in Energy Management & Renewable Energy

Developing expertise in-house is a cost effective way of dealing with the multiple challenges that improving an organisation’s energy performance can generate.

Quality material We deliver high quality training both in terms of content and course materials. Our courses are designed and delivered by experienced energy professionals working in the field.
Easy to followOur training is easy to follow yet suitable for all experience levels. We provide attendees with the knowledge required to accurately judge the benefits of various energy schemes.
Practical advice Redcotec courses are structured to focus on key principals and technical considerations. They provide clear, practical and actionable advice for reviewing or initiating energy projects.
Tools & methodsWe provide a range of tools and assessment methods to evaluate energy performance or renewable energy output. These form valuable in-house resources for attendees.

Our training courses

Essentials of energy management

Course contents
  • Overview of key energy consuming equipment
  • Initiating an effective monitoring programme
  • Setting appropriate benchmarks and targets
  • Identifying wasted energy
  • Costs and carbon factors
  • Compensating for weather effects
  • Systems to target to save maximum energy

Our flagship course dedicated to providing you with the tools and training required to implement an effective energy management programme. Attendees will be equipped with the skills required to immediately monitor and save energy within their organisation.

Introduction to renewable energy

Course contents
  • Biomass boilers
  • Solar photovoltaics
  • Ground-source heat pumps
  • Air-source heat pumps
  • Solar thermal hot water
  • Wind turbines
  • Feed-in-tariff
  • Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)
  • Energy output predictions
  • Methods or site screening

An invaluable introduction to the field of renewable energy covering all the major technologies. Delegates leave the course with the skills required to screen their own sites in-house and communicate effectively with equipment suppliers and installers.

Grid connection of renewable energy systems

Course contents
  • UK transmission and distribution
  • Generator characteristics and connection arrangements
  • DNOs and the application process
  • The ENA application form
  • Accepting an offer and implementation / construction of the connection
  • Metering and Ofgem registration for FIT or ROO
  • Examples and case studies

A wide ranging course covering all the practical aspects of obtaining grid connection permission from the Distribution Network Operator (DNO). Suitable for installers, land agents, investors, consultants and anyone wishing to learn more about the grid connection process.

Biomass boilers and wood energy

Course contents
  • Advantages of wood pellets
  • Suitability wood chip fuel
  • Boiler types
  • Buffers and accumulators
  • Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)
  • Boiler sizing for effective operation
  • Integration with existing systems
  • Connection arrangements
  • Maintenance issues

Differences in operational characteristics of biomass boilers versus fossil fuelled plant can create several traps for the unwary. This course covers the practical and operational aspects of implementing a successful new or retro-fit biomass scheme.

Solar thermal and photovoltaics

Course contents
  • Solar resource assessment
  • Feed in tariff changes
  • PV panel technologies
  • Inverters & electrical design
  • Grid connection for PV
  • Mounting options
  • Solar thermal hot water systems
  • Integration with fossil fuelled boilers
  • Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

This course covers the various solar technologies, installation methods and support mechanisms. Attendees will leave with a solid understanding of solar equipment operation and be in a position to independently check proposals from suppliers and installers.

Application and use of heat pumps

Course contents
  • Ground source heat pumps
  • Ground loop design
  • Use of boreholes
  • Air source heat pumps
  • Heat pumps for hot water
  • Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)
  • Underfloor heating
  • Impact of coefficient of performance (CoP)
  • Understanding limitations to system output

A course covering the installation of both airsource and ground-source technologies. This course is designed to provide attendees with an understanding of both the underlying science and also situations where such technology will make financial and environmental sense.

Wind energy opportunities

Course contents
  • Horizontal and vertical axis wind turbines
  • Common turbines models
  • Wind turbulence and site selection
  • Wind resource assessment
  • Noise impact
  • Shadow flicker
  • Grid connection
  • Aviation impact
  • Planning permission

A unique course covering both medium scale wind opportunities and micro-wind. Issues related to planning, grid connection and turbulence are covered in detail so that course participants will be able to initially screen the suitability of wind sites in-house.

All courses take place over a single day, starting at 10am and finishing by 4:30pm

We also offer a FREE half-day course 'Introduction to energy management and renewable energy' to potential clients wishing to find out a bit more about opportunities within their organisation and where Redcotec may be able to help. To request a place please contact us for more details.
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Six Training Benefits

  1. Position yourself to negotiate the best deals on equipment purchases or upgrades
  2. Make the most effective use of support schemes such as the feed-in-tariff and Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)
  3. Retain control over energy performance and avoid missed opportunities for savings
  4. Save time reviewing proposals & advertising from suppliers
  5. Control risk by accurately judging the viability of any proposed schemes
  6. Understand the operation implications of renewable energy projects at your site(s)
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Tracey Coles Senior Facilities Officer East Devon District Council
Member of the Association of Energy Engineers Member of the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers Member of the Institute of Chemical Engineers Member of the Association of Energy Engineers Member of the Energy Institute