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Introduction to EU Energy Transition

EU case for the global world

17 May – 17 July 2019 | Online 

EU Energy Transition

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

The 6-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. 


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 training is developed for experienced managers and professionals from the energy sector 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 6-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

    • Jean-Michel Glachant
    • Alberto Pototschnig
    • Konstantin Staschus
    • Jan Ingwersen
    • C Buchel
    • Jos Delbeke
    • Peter Vis
    • Philip Lowe
    • Simeon Hagspiel
    • Georg Zachmann
    • Gerda Dejong
    • Mathilde Lallemand
    • Yannick Jaquemart
    • Laurent Schmitt
    • Thomas Pellerin-Carlin
    • Christian Schulke
    • Robert Schroeder
    • Christian Schulke
    • Kirsten Westphal
    • Mante Bartuseviciute
    • Leonardo Meeus
    • Christophe Gence-Creux
    • Alexander Dusolt
    • Konrad Purchala
    • Swetha Bhagwat
  • 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.