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Energy Systems Integration: a thorough understanding

Energy Systems Integration: a thorough understanding

Build an integrative mindset. Expand the value of your work through systems thinking, and get the tools to quickly boost your knowledge in new disciplines.

Demand is rising for a global energy system that is sustainable, affordable and reliable. To meet this demand there is an increasing need for a new kind of energy professional: the next generation of transdisciplinary thinkers with the integrative mindset to join the dots, spot the opportunities and see the bigger picture in global energy. 

Energy Systems Integration is a unique, online learning experience. Delivered by InnoEnergy (one of Europe’s foremost authorities in sustainable energy education) and ESIG (the leading source of global expertise for energy systems integration and operations in the United States), this collection of online courses bridges the knowledge gaps between the critical disciplines in energy, empowering you to understand how they connect, how you can collaborate across areas of specialism, and how to expand existing business models and leverage new areas of expertise to deliver greater value. 

Through flexible online interaction with faculty, video lectures with industry experts, self-paced evaluation exercises and access to next-generation learning resources, you will: 

  • Master the distinct elements of the energy system – from energy markets to power system technology, regulation, electromobility and consumer behaviour
  • Appreciate how they can be integrated within the energy system to drive sustainability, affordability and reliability
  • Understand the roles and inputs of experts from different disciplines such as engineering, economics and behavioural science
  • Identify your own role in energy integration and draw on examples from other disciplines to spot opportunities and overcome challenges
  • Apply systems thinking to your own field of expertise to develop, plan, and operate a truly integrated sustainable energy system.

We strongly recommend that you also complete the free introductory course on Energy Systems Integration, which will prepare you for the more specialised learning in this bundle.    

Energy Systems Integration: a thorough understanding

What will you learn?

Energy Systems Integration gives you an integrated perspective on today’s energy market and insight into emerging, innovative and smart solutions. Multidisciplinary in approach, this collection of courses looks at energy systems from the vantage point of five disciplines:

For each of the disciplines, a member of faculty will explore six lessons, after which an industry expert will illustrate those lessons with real-world case studies. Energy Systems Integration exposes you to how these disciplines overlap, how different energy systems interact and how you can leverage your own energy expertise within the broad framework of the global energy transition. You emerge empowered to apply systems thinking to your own sector, organisation or business challenge. With the knowledge to facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration. And a world-class industry network to draw on as you devise innovative, integrated strategies that deliver value. 

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How will you learn?

The courses leverage state-of-the-art teaching methodology and technology to deliver a fully interactive learning experience. You will be guided through new concepts and best practices, embedding your learning and translating theory into direct practice as you progress. 

Your learning journey is built around:

  • Videos by leading authorities in global energy – complete with full transcripts
  • Real-world case studies that showcase best practice 
  • Access to next-generation learning resources and references that will sustain your professional development upon leaving each of the courses
  • A comprehensive glossary of technical concepts 
  • Innovative self-evaluation exercises that embed learning and drive your progress 
  • A personal tutor with expert knowledge who will guide you and respond to your questions throughout the courses. 

Upon completion of these online specialisation modules, you will be able to attend further face-to-face sessions that have been designed to complement the online courses and give you deeper and more advanced insights. If you are a business and enjoying your learing experience with us, you can opt for even more personalised training through on-demand, bespoke corporate programmes.

Who will teach you?

The Energy Systems Integration series of courses is led and taught by a multidisciplinary team of world-class academia  and leading industry experts from the energy ecosystem.

The course directors are Mark O’Malley and Johan Driesen. As Chief scientist of energy systems integration and senior research fellow at NREL, Mark O’Malley is recognized as a world authority on energy systems integration and grid integration of renewable energy. Johan Driesen is full professor of electrical engineering at KU Leuven University, and is recognised for his work on smart electrical power conversion systems, such as low-voltage DC distribution systems. 

Lien Van Schepdael is the course developer. Lien works as a research engineer at the electrical engineering department of KU Leuven University, where she does research on local energy communities. With her expertise, she will be guiding you through each of the courses you follow. You will also meet Bieke Demaeghdt, who will be assisting her.

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Is it right for you?

Join an online, international cohort of leaders, executives, entrepreneurs, policy-makers and researchers working in the energy space. Our participants come from the highest levels of business, government and academia. 

Typical participants include: 

  • Energy Business Managers
  • Business analysts
  • Policy-makers
  • Regulators
  • Product developers
  • Researchers
  • Engineers
  • Consultants
  • Start-up founders

What is included in the bundle?

The following courses are included in this bundle. If you prefer to take just one or some of the courses within this bundle, you can enrol for them separately.

Ready to delve deeper?

It is recommended that you complete our introductory course on Energy Systems Integration, before enroling on this bundle or any of the specialised courses herein. Upon completion of the introductory course and this bundle, you will be ready to delve even deeper into the subject matter of energy systems integration. We are hosting three face-to-face sessions in the USA and Europe where you will have the opportunity to meet and interact with peers and experts. By taking a step back and looking at energy systems as a whole, you will be able to connect the dots between your expertise and that of others, and quickly identify the knowledge and skills you need to improve yourself and step up your contribution in the transition towards a sustainable, affordable, and reliable energy system.

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