Renewable Energy 101

September 29, 2020


Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.  :: Log-In

9:00 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. :: Course Timing (CDT)

12:30 – 1:15 p.m. :: Lunch Break

*The instructor will integrate additional morning and afternoon breaks during the course

The Big Picture: Renewable Energy Technologies & Their Growing Role on the Electric Grid

Renewable Energy Technologies: Cost and Performance

Renewable Electricity Technologies

Grid Integration

The Ever-Changing Policy Environment

Putting it all Together: Tips for Renewables Success


Paul Komor, Founder of Energy Education Programs, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI)

Paul Komor is the founder of the Energy Education programs at the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI) and a lecturer in the Environmental Studies Program at the University of Colorado-Boulder.  He currently teaches graduate courses in energy technology and policy at CU-Boulder, and is an Advisor to IRENA and UTP (Malaysia).  Prior to joining the University of Colorado faculty, Paul was a Project Director at the U.S. Congress’ Office of Technology Assessment (OTA), where he worked with House and Senate Congressional Committees in preparing and evaluating energy legislation. Prior to joining OTA, he taught at Princeton University. He has published numerous refereed articles, reports, and other papers on renewable energy.  His book, Renewable Energy Policy, was required or recommended reading for courses at University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), University of Denver (DU), University of Utah, Robert Gordon University (UK), and elsewhere.  Paul was selected as the MAP/Ming Visiting Professor of Energy and the Environment by Stanford University, where he spent a sabbatical year researching and teaching on renewable energy policy and technology.  In 2007, Paul shared in the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Al Gore and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) “for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change".  For his work with the IPCC, Paul was named a contributor to the Nobel Peace Prize. Paul holds a BS in Engineering from Cornell University, and MS and PhD degrees in Engineering from Stanford University.


We will be using Microsoft Teams to facilitate your participation in the upcoming event. You do not need to have an existing Teams account in order to participate in the broadcast – the course will play in your browser and you will have the option of using a microphone to speak with the room and ask questions, or type any questions in via the chat window and our on-site representative will relay your question to the instructor.