July 8-12 & 15-19, 2024

Registration Now Open

These two one-week short courses on energy and energy markets are designed for

  • early career professionals,
  • professionals transitioning into energy, or
  • those seeking advancement within their career paths in industry or government.

Energy Fundamentals will provide an overview and introduction to the energy sector, with a focus on Louisiana and the Gulf Coast region. Participants will be exposed to the history, science, and economics of producing and consuming energy.

Week 1, “Molecules,” will cover energy derived from coal, oil and gas, biomass, uranium, and hydrogen, as well as critical materials relevant to the energy transition.

Week 2, “Electrons,” will cover the electric utility industry and the electricity supply chain, including generation, transmission, and distribution. Emerging technologies, electricity market regulation, wholesale markets, cost-of-service-based regulation, and industry growth opportunities and challenges will also be presented.


Subject-matter experts, including LSU faculty and staff and representatives from the energy industry and government agencies, will provide instruction.

CPD and MCLE hours will be available. Each day will include six hours of possible continuing education/professional development credit.

Lectures will take place in the Energy Information Center located in the Energy, Coast & Environment Building on LSU’s campus. Short field trips to energy-related sites on campus and at the LSU Center for River Studies facility are in the works.