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Energy System Transformation

Energy System Transformation

Energy systems transformation


Explore the evolution from central to local




Energy System Transformation | April

Online | 5 weeks | 2 hrs per week

Energy System Transformation | June

Online | 5 weeks | 2 hrs per week

Energy System Transformation | August

Online | 5 weeks | 2 hrs per week
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About this course

The world’s energy system is in the process of fundamental transformation, from centralised, large-scale power production to local generation and storage, and flexible consumption.

The Energy System Transformation course explores the implications of the evolution of our power system into decentralised, digitalised and secure power exchange platforms which are more sustainable, cost efficient and end-user focused.

The course examines the entire energy value chain, from generation, transmission and distribution to individual consumers, equipping you to contribute in a new era of energy.


Duration: 5 weeks

Time required: 2 hours per week

Is this course for you?

This course is most suited to professionals and post graduate academics with energy, business, financial, economic and engineering backgrounds, but anyone interested in developing their knowledge of energy storage to expand their skill set and enhance their professional development may apply.

1. Professionals:

  • In energy technology, renewable energy, consultancy and engineering orutility companies
  • Real estate, city development agencies and municipalities.
  • Policy makers.
  • Investors and management consultants.

2. Academics, such as PhD and Masters students.


How does the course boost your career?

This course will enable you to:

  • Identify the new investment opportunities and their economic and financial viability within the new energy supply chain.
  • Develop an understanding of legislative developments, latest trends and likely future challenges and market evolution in energy system transformation.
  • Identify the possibilities and benefits of integration for battery storage systems within buildings.
  • Develop and understanding of the latest trends in the energy transformation and associated commercial and environmental drivers.
  • Develop an understanding of the latest innovations and technologies for digitalisation processes, energy self-production and self-storage within buildings.
  • Understand how this knowledge can be effectively applied in a professional, commercial environment.

Teaching methods and materials

The course is a Small Private Online Course (SPOC). Professional SPOCs are fee-based, high quality online courses driven by inspiring professors and industry experts, which promote continuous life-long learning. The course can be taken from the participants’ usual study location.

The course consists of eight modules and is self-paced. Each module includes reading materials and some feature business examples  and an interactive game to illustrate the content. The possibility to share your opinion and thoughts to relevant topics, will be given to you through a discussion forum available from the beginning of the course.

The assessment will be based on multiple-choice tests after every lecture, and a final multiple-choice examination at the end of the course.

This course has an intermediate level of difficulty, but will be supported with reading materials for each module.

Course Experts

Thomas Pellerin-Carlin

A research fellow at Jacques Delors Institute, working on the European energy policy. Main fields of interest are energy policy, climate policy and European defence policy.

Henrique Pombeiro

Co-founder and COO of Watt-is, has a strong background in entrepreneurship and management. He also has strong technical and research competences in energy systems, modelling and consumption behaviour.

Robert Lagerström

Associate Professor in Network and Systems Engineering at KTH Royal Institute of Technology and co-founder of foreseeti, with strong competences in cybersecurity, threat modelling and IT architecture.

Gaëtan Masson

Director and co-founder of the Becquerel Institute. He is the Operating Agent of Task 1 of the IEA PV programme, vice-chairman of the European PV technology Platform and manages the strategy and content of SolarUNITED.

Ewald Hesse

CEO and co-founder of Grid Singularity has extensive experience in the energy sector and acute interest in distributed business models. He also serves as the Vice President of the Energy Web Foundation.

Oriol Pujodevall

Head of Marketing and Communications at Grid Singularity and Team Member at EWF, has strong competences on decentralised solutions for (rural) energy generation and blockchain for the energy sector.

Erik Ringdahl

The Product Director at Foreseeti. Erik has a master’s degree in Computer Science with a specialisation in IT-Management and Enterprise Architecture from KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

Kai Heussen

An Assistant Professor at Technical University of Denmark, Department of Electrical Engineering. He has expertise on demand side management in distribution networks, and control systems architecture.

Tomas Kåberger

Professor of Industrial Energy Policy at Chalmers University of Technology, with several years of experience from the energy sector, serves as chairman/advisor of several companies and organisations (Europe/Asia).

Magnus Lindén

Senior Consultant at Sweco’s Energy Markets group, has extensive experience of the Nordic electricity market. Areas of expertise include energy statistics, market design, regulation and renewable energy issues.

Céline Jullien

Works on strategic initiatives to strengthen the implication of industry in InnoEnergy. She leads Societal Appropriation, a people-centered approach to engage consumers and citizens in the energy transition.