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Energy Systems Integration: Policy and Regulation

Energy Systems Integration: Policy and Regulation

Identify the policies, regulations and innovative solutions to lead the future

Energy Systems Integration: Policy and Regulation

Duration: 4 weeks
Effort: 2.5 hours / week
100 €

The world is facing an energy trilemma. How do we drive the transition to a cleaner, more sustainable energy system in a way that solves the triple challenges of decarbonisation, energy security and affordability? The answers lie in deploying new technologies and innovation within the energy system – but this deployment must be coordinated on multiple levels and with adequate government policy and regulation. 

This course gives you the inside track on the types of policy and regulation that governments can use to incentivise the sustainable energy transition – as well as the pitfalls authorities must learn to spot to avoid counter-intuitive outcomes. The course empowers you to:

  • See the benefits and challenges of different energy policies
  • Identify technical solutions for increasing flexibility
  • Fully understand the role of government support schemes in the energy transition
  • Leverage the power of “systems thinking”
  • Respond to the need for more communication networks within the electricity grid and the increase of renewable energy sources. 

We recommend that you complete the introductory course on Energy Systems Integration as a preparation for more specialised learning.

This course is also part of a deep-dive learning path on Energy Systems Integration. It is recommended that you complete all the modules for a thorough understanding of the subject matter.

Energy Systems Integration: policy and regulation

What will you learn?

Energy Systems Integration: policy and regulation exposes you to the critical issues, technologies and challenges in energy systems integration and the challenges, solutions, the regulations and policies that can drive energy transition around the world. Over 4 weeks, you pursue 6 core online lessons, complemented by real-world case studies that give you the big picture of regulation in Europe and the US and insight into future scenarios. 

  • Lesson 1: Is the energy transition really going smoothly?
  • Lesson 2: Technical challenges raised by renewables deployment and solutions
  • Lesson 3: Market integration challenges in markets with high renewables deployment
  • Lesson 4: What are the challenges concerning the Climate Change Agenda?
  • Lesson 5: The overall system cost and consumer energy prices
  • Lesson 6: Conclusions and future challenges to be addressed
  • Case study 1: Market operation with renewables in Europe and the US: a comparison
  • Case study 2: Systems integration and the operation of the grid: state of play and future scenarios
  • Conclusions, assignments and executive summary.

How will you learn?

This 4-week course is delivered entirely online. You will learn at your own pace without the need to take time away from work. And you can apply new ideas, concepts and understanding in the workplace from day one. Your learning experience includes:

  • Video lectures and expert interviews 
  • Self-evaluation exercises such as multiple-choice, associations or ‘fill in the blanks’
  • Relevant references that will consolidate your acquired knowledge and back your decisions after the course
  • A glossary that helps you understand technical concepts
  • A tutor with extensive experience to answer any questions you might have during the course.

Who will teach you?

The InnoEnergy consortium is a pioneer in sustainable energy education and draws deeply on the expertise of many of Europe’s foremost technical universities, business schools, industry experts and innovation start-ups. On this course, faculty include:

William D'haeseleer
Professor of Energy Systems Engineering
KU Leuven University

Sonya Twohig
Head of Operations 

View the expert biographies

Is it right for you?

The course is ideal for you if you are a professional in the energy industry. It is also expertly designed for academics and individuals who want to deepen their understanding of energy systems integration and the role and responsibilities of government in regulating this exciting and fast-changing space. We have designed the course such that it will bring great benefits to public sector professionals, industry professionals and academics who are grappling with the right mechanisms and solutions to successfully regulate and energise the transition to sustainable energy.


Ready to delve deeper?

It is recommended that you take Energy Systems Integration: an introduction, before taking this course, although this is not mandatory. This particular course is part of a series of specialisation courses, delivered entirely online, about systems integration from the perspective of defferent disciplines. 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.

We strongly recommend that you complete all the modules in this learning path for a thorough understanding of the subject matter. Upon completion of all of the 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.

Energy Systems Integration: policy and regulation

Duration: 4 weeks
Effort: 2.5 hours / week

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