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Battery storage and the energy transition

Battery storage and the energy transition


We will announce the next run of this course in due course. If you are interested and would like to know when this course is open for enrolment, register your interest below.

The energy system is poised for exponential change. We are seeing the dynamic shift from centralised power production to local generation and storage, flexible consumption, together with the advent of electric mobility. The rules are changing. By 2030 we expect Europe to achieve 32% renewable energy sources share, leading to a new energy system more sustainable, environmentally friendly and cost-efficient. But it won’t be easy. First, we need to rethink energy sources and how we deploy new technologies.

Battery Storage and the energy transition course introduces you to the critical challenges in navigating this change, and the role of energy storage and batteries in particular in accelerating  the transition. Led by international authorities from industry and academia, you will get a general view on the electric energy market and how it is evolving to accommodate the creation of a sustainable energy society. You will appreciate the disruptive character of battery storage in different sectors and evaluate how electrification will change the energy future. You will also get an overview of new battery-based products and services and emerging business models, while understanding the drivers but also barriers to their implementation.

This course empowers you to:

  • Discuss the worldwide drivers and trends behind energy transition and the increasing focus on renewable energy sources
  • Understand the need for energy storage in a renewable source based energy system, as well as the challenges associated with energy transition in terms of grid flexibility and energy storage needs
  • Grasp the crucial role of battery storage to the energy transition and the associated benefits of battery technologies as energy storage devices
  • Explain the main applications of battery storage in the electric grid and related challenges
  • Reflect on future perspectives for energy storage in the electric grid and on transportation, power and residential sectors, and correctly interpret the enabling potential of new technological storage innovations or societal developments.

Participants will be granted a professional certificate upon successful completion of the course.

What will you learn?

Battery Storage and the energy transition course consists of threemodules which is self-paced.

In the first module you will find out how the energy sector is shifting focus from fossil fuel-based electricity generation to renewable-based technologies. In the second module, you will be introduced to the topic of energy storage and why it is so important today. You will discover different storage alternatives based on time and power scales and reflect on future scenarios based on energy storage. In the third module, you will explore the potential role and position of battery storage in the future European electricity industry, with a concise overview of sectors that will be involved or affected by battery storage technologies. You will also have a chance to draw inspiration from business innovation examples in the real world.

Who teaches you?

Your learning will be led by InnoEnergy experts, authorities in sustainable energy from the worlds of research and industry. Faculty for this course are:

Bo Normark
Industrial Strategy Executive and core member of  European Battery Alliance at EIT InnoEnergy, Bo has more than 35 years of industrial experience in ABB in development, design, project management and global management of the Power Systems business

Anna Darmani
Energy system analyst at InnoEnergy, Anna is responsible for several EU projects in the area of energy technology innovation and research. She is engaged in the road-mapping of high potential energy technologies in the future European energy market.

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

Online for optimal impact and flexibility

Battery Storage and the energy transition course is a Small Private Online Course and can be taken at your usual study location.
The course consists of three modules and is self-paced. Each module includes reading materials and some feature business examples and animations to illustrate the content. You will have the possibility to share your opinion and thoughts on relevant topics via the discussion elements throughout the course.

Is it right for you?

This course has been specifically designed for professionals and researchers who work within the energy ecosystem. Participants come from many different countries and typical participants include:

  • Graduate and master-students interested in completing their studies with a battery energy storage specialisation
  • Engineers wanting to specialize in energy storage
  • Anyone with a non-engineering background working with battery applications

Take the next step. Prepare to lead innovation at your organisation today.

Get in touch with our admissions team now: / M: +46 (0)7 31 566 996


We will announce the next run of this course in due course. If you are interested and would like to know when this course is open for enrolment, register your interest below.

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