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Renewable and Sustainable Energy Management

Why Energy Management?

As the energy sector is evolving rapidly, the one thing that is holding steady is the need for qualified, competent, and up-to-date professionals. Energy Management is an interdisciplinary field that is necessary for energy and resource security. With the growing call to action on climate change, it is imperative that organizations are closely monitoring their energy consumption, ensuring that they are meeting demands while increasing efficiencies, to maximize the use of our precious resources, and to reach positive environmental and economic results. Energy managers take on this challenge, and create proactive strategies to plan, evaluate, and implement changes to reach an organization’s energy targets.

About This Course (X-MGT 51)

This course will prepare students on their journey to become Energy Coordinators and Energy Managers. It will describe the techniques and tools that graduates can use to manage or coordinate energy sources, including: biomass, cogeneration, geothermal, hydro, photovoltaic, solar, and wind. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to: outline the roles of Energy Managers/Coordinators in a company; evaluate sustainable energy’s impacts; plan, implement, and control sustainable energy systems; predict and mitigate risks; and monitor sustainable energy facilities.

Course Modules and Expected Outcomes:

Over the 8 weeks, students should expect to cover the following:

  1. Describe an Energy Manager/Energy Coordinator’s role in a company and discuss sustainable energy’s benefits.
  2. Define the principles and technologies of sustainable energy structures.
  3. Gauge sustainable energy’s short-term and long-term effects, such as benefits and costs. Illustrate the components of, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of, various alternative energy sources.
  4. Scrutinize Energy Management plans.
  5. Investigate Energy Management implementations.
  6. Understand how to implement a Sustainable Energy Management plan using the proper methods and techniques.
  7. Inspect energy management controls.
  8. Analyze the Strategic Priorities of Sustainable Energy Development
  9. Monitor sustainable energy facility developments.
  10. Review renewable energy case studies.

By the end of the class, the student should develop the following skills:

  1. Communication Skills (e.g. defining and describing the techniques and priorities for sustainable energy systems).
  2. Risk analysis and mitigation skills
  3. Group project skills (e.g. collaborating, cooperating, and managing conflicts while completing group work for the course).
  4. Project planning, implementation, and monitoring skills.

Course Schedule for X-MGT 51

DateLecture TimeDayTotal Hours*
Oct 25 – Dec 15, 202111:00 am – 12:00 noonSaturdays24 hours
Jan 8 – Feb 26, 202211:00 am – 12:00 noonSaturdays24 hours
Mar 5 – Apr 23, 202211:00 am – 12:00 noonSaturdays24 hours

*Synchronous + Asynchronous modules


Dr. Nesreen Weshah

For more information, please contact: extension@concordia.ab.ca

Delivery Method

Online delivery: Hybrid 1-hour synchronous online lecture + 2-hours of asynchronous online lab modules per week.


There are no prerequisites. The Renewable and Sustainable Energy Management course is open to everyone!

Course Fee

$500 + GST.

Register today!

Questions? Email us at extension@concordia.ab.ca