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The European Energy Transition: Actors, Factors, Sectors

A new online course based on a book edited by Susanne Nies

17 May – 12 July 2019 | Online 

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Early Bird Special: 10% discount if you register by 18 March 2019!

ENTSO-E and FSR are partnering to guide you through the EU Energy Transition journey via a new online course.

The 8-week training provides an insight into the EU’s energy transition journey by looking at the past trajectory and the challenges ahead. Technology breakthroughs, innovation including business model innovation and processes as well as changing role and emerging actors, policies, regionalisation and Europeanisation form an intrinsic part of the agenda.

The course is designed to enable the international energy community to understand the actors, sectors and factors driving change at the European level and help benchmark their region or country. 

The online course is based on a book edited by Susanne Nies and prefaced by Jacques Delors which will be included (in digital form) in the course as dedicated reading material.

To get a taste of the course and its content, follow the event which will be held in Brussels on the 19th of February 2019.
Watch the Live Stream here! The European Energy Transition: a year ahead of the twenties

Learn more about this course


  • Course Structure

    Welcome to the course
    Live class: 17 May 2019 2pm CEST

    Week 1: Objectives of European energy policy, legislation and institutions
    20 May – 24 May 2019
    Live class: 24 May 2019 2pm CEST

    Week 2: From the 2020 to the 2030 targets and EU long-term energy and climate strategy
    27 May – 31 May 2019
    Live class: 31 May 2019 2pm CEST

    Week 3: Innovation and technology
    3 June – 7 June 2019
    Live class: 7 June 2019 2pm CEST

    Week 4: Security of supply, risk preparedness and flexibility
    10 – 14 June 2019
    Live class: 14 June 2019 2pm CEST

    Week 5: Energy markets: from zonal to nodal
    17 June – 21 June 2019
    Live class: 21 June 2019 2pm CEST

    Week 6: Benchmarking among regions: what to learn from the European experience?
    24 June – 28 June 2019
    Live class: 28 June 2019 2pm CEST

    Group work delivery
    5 July 2019

    Feedback to group work
    12 July 2019

  • Target Group & Levels

    The course is especially designed for professionals working in the energy sector worldwide who could benefit from the European experience or need a broader overview, including:

    • government agencies
    • regulatory bodies
    • energy companies
    • energy utilities
    • academics and researchers

    The participants can take the course on 3 different levels:

    • 1) Investigator: Participants will learn and understand the main issues and challenges related to the EU Energy Transition via video lectures, readings, quizzes and live classes.
    • 2) Advocate: Participants will perform the tasks of investigator + discuss and debate via forums topics related to the EU Energy Transition with colleagues and field specialists
    • 3) Master: Participants will perform the tasks of Advocate + take a group work to analyse a real-life case from EU or home country

    The amount of time required to take this course depends on the aimed course level as well as the level of expertise in the subject prior to joining the course:

    For example:

    • Novice to Investigator: 4-6 hours/week
    • Novice to Advocate: 6-8 hours/week
    • Novice to Master: 8-10 hours/week
    • Expert (Advocate level understanding of the topic) to Master: 5 hours/week
  • Course approach

    The course focusses on international constituencies, keen to understand the framework of the European energy transition better, as to benchmark their own development against it.

    The 8-week training will facilitate knowledge exchange via video- lectures, live interactive classes, dedicated reading materials, quizzes, course discussions and group work.

    The course participants will work both individually and in groups on specific tasks – all real life cases and issues.

  • Faculty

    Course Directores

    Susanne Nies is currently the Corporate Affairs Manager for the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E).

    Arjun Patel is Policy Team Leader at ENTSO-E. Arjun has been Policy officer at the European Comisssion. He is a EU energy policy generalist, with a comms/political affairs background, having particularly worked on topics such as pan-European electricity grids, North Seas Energy Cooperation on offshore wind, and Electricity Market Design files.

    In addition, several European specialists on EU Energy Transition are involved in the course as instructors.

    Course Instructors

    • Swetha Bhagwat
    • Klaus-Dieter Borchardt
    • Norela Constantinescu
    • Gerda Dejong
    • Jos Delbeke
    • Alexander Dusolt
    • Christophe Gence-Creux
    • Dolf Gielen
    • Jean-Michel Glachant
    • Jan Ingwersen
    • Yannick Jaquemart
    • Mathilde Lallemand
    • Philip Lowe
    • Leonardo Meeus
    • Thomas Pellerin-Carlin
    • Alberto Pototschnig
    • Konrad Purchala
    • Jan Rosenow
    • Laurent Schmitt
    • Robert Schroeder
    • Christian Schulke
    • Konstantin Staschus
    • Sonya Twohig
    • Peter Vis
    • Kirsten Westphal
    • Georg Zachmann
    • Alberto Zangrandi
  • Course Certificates

    At the end of the course, the participants can earn a certificate depending on their level of engagement and performance throughout the course.

    • Level 1 Investigator: Certificate of Attendance
    • Level 2 Advocate: Certificate of Completion
    • Level 3 Master: Certificate of Excellence
  • Fees

    • General fee: 1000 €
    • Students (with certificate of current studies): 400 €
    • One free seat for FSR Energy Donors
  • Cancellation policy

    Paid registration fee is non-refundable. However, registrant substitution may be made up to 20 days before the start date of the course.

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