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Three-Legged Stool of Decarbonization

05/02/2023 @ 12:00 PM - 05/03/2023 @ 4:00 PM EDT


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Awards 0.7 CEUs / 7 PDHs (Click for more info)

AESP is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). AESP complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, AESP is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. AESP instructors disclose in advance that they have no interest in any product, service, or material discussed during the course. This information is stated orally and in the training course handbook.

Course Description:

This training will be covered over the course of 2 days. Both days will consist of 4 hours of learning time.

The phrase “reliable, affordable, clean energy” reminds me of an engineering axiom that went like this: fast, cheap, and good; pick two. A two-legged stool doesn’t work. We must balance and optimize reliability, affordability, and clean in our voyage to decarbonizing our energy supplies and consumption.

This course explores electricity sources and their carbon content, transmission, electrification, thermal and electric energy storage, combined heat and power, efficiency, and demand management. We will discuss critical risk and energy security issues that will be exposed on our way to a low/no-carbon economy. 

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Research and identify supply and demand side decarbonization opportunities.
  • Describe carbon sources and their emission intensities.
  • Explain the complexities of technical and policy issues of decarbonization.
  • Demonstrate how to balance the three legs of clean, reliable, and affordable decarbonization.

*Attendees must earn an 70% or higher on the final course test in order to earn 0.7 CEUs.

Cancellations received no later than 14 days prior to the training date will receive a refund, minus a 5% processing fee if paid with a credit card. Cancellations received after the cutoff date and no-shows will not receive a refund (cash or points). AESP reserves the right to cancel a training course at any time with reasonable notice given to all participants.



    Jeff Ihnen

    Jeff Ihnen

    CEO of Michaels Energy and Director for AESP

    Jeff Ihnen has 25 years of experience as a visionary driven to minimize waste and maximize value. Competitive by nature, Jeff is improvement-minded with a realist mindset. He ensures programs are built on innovative thinking to move clients forward in reaching their goals. 

    Jake Millette

    Jake Millette

    Associate Director of Research & Evaluation at Michaels Energy

    Jake Millette,brings 14 years experience evaluating and conducting research and analysis for energy efficiency programs in the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors. Driven by a passion for efficiency, Jake works to inform the best design and delivery of programs possible. 


    05/02/2023 @ 12:00 PM EDT
    05/03/2023 @ 4:00 PM EDT
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