EOS Alliance Course on Evaluating Power Sources

EOS Alliance is offering a course on Evaluating Power Sources with a Due Diligence Method for Assessing the Social, Economic, and Environmental Aspects of Electricity.  The course is a all-day course on July 23,  from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm with an online follow-up class on  September 3.

Registration is $250 with a reduced fee of $195 for Native American tribes; government employees; nonprofits; students). You may register by calling the Northwest Environmental Training Center at 206-762-1976, on online here.

The Course ID is SUST-310, and the class takes place at the EOS Alliance Headquarters, 650 South Orcas Street.  The instructor is Joshua Proudfoot, Principal, Good Company.

Description of the course: Energy comes in many forms – some of which are carbon intensive and some which are not. Renewables are typically thought of as the latter and often referred to as “green”. However, RPS compliant power comes in many shades of green. This workshop will teach participants how to evaluate existing and potential generation sources through a due diligence multi-attribute method. The evaluation process looks at the full life cycle of a power source and system and the potential risks and values from a social, economic, and environmental perspective. Participants will learn how to identify relevant variables affecting generation sources, benchmarks between similar sources, how to make a plan for enhancement and/or mitigation, and how to communicate the information to decision makers and other key stakeholders.

The course approach is through the introduction to the screening method:

  • What is it?
  • How is it helpful?
  • How do we use it?
  • What kind of detail do we need? What about boundaries?
  • Followed by a Case Study
  • And large and small group practice using the method on sample power sources