The Defining Energy Technologies and Services report validates and updates occupational information with input from educators, technicians, researchers, business, and industry. It defines the energy technologies and services field and identifies occupational categories and job functions.
Changes in the field of energy technologies and services necessitate the periodic updating of information to define the field. The advent of new technologies the increase in national and regional regulatory compliance requirements and the changing demands of industry call for frequent realignment of academia industry business and government. New energy technologies and services career categories are emerging and skill sets traditionally associated with energy technology are cutting across industries and across individual jobs within those industries.
The Defining Energy Technologies and Services report addresses the energy workforce needs by providing educators with information needed to develop relevant curriculum that prepares students for energy technologies and services careers. One of the most widely used tools in the report is the "Energy Technologies and Services" careers chart which provides a snapshot of the occupational areas and jobs within those areas:
- Buying and Selling Energy
- Energy Assessment
- Energy Efficient Building Construction Project Engineering and Implementation
- Generation and Utility-Scale Construction
- Operations and Maintenance
- Regulatory Affairs
- Transmission and Distribution
- Transportation (Mobile) Services
This report replaces the 2000 Energy Services Careers report (which can still be ordered by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org).