Twice yearly one-week course (in spring and autumn) in Grenoble. Energy trends, market structures, finances, and investments: understanding how utilities can compete in the changing energy landscape.
Strengthen your energy fundamentals, broaden your business perspectives
Today’s energy landscape is evolving fast. New technical possibilities are meeting changing customer demand. The economics of fossil, fissile and renewable energy complement and compete with each other, changing investment calculations, and adding new layers of complexity to the market. Both national and international regulations are profoundly changing the way energy businesses operate, the threats they face, and the opportunities that are opening up.
Engineers need a real understanding of this correlated, interconnected and evolving market if their innovative new solutions are to have a real impact. By understanding the deep transformations taking place in the energy sector, the roots of this change, and the challenges it produces you gain a new insight into your own research – and greatly enhance your chances of success.
What you learn
This course is specifically designed for engineers and examines the economics and structure of markets for various energy sources, including oil, coal, gas, and renewables. At the macro level, it explores trends in energy investment, examines climate policies and their impacts on the power sector and presents models that are used to forecast energy consumption. At the micro level, it examines the way that European electricity markets function and how utilities can compete in the changing energy landscape.
- Examine the deep transformation that the energy sector is going through, its causes and the challenges resulting from it
- Give you the skills to be able to make strategic decisions in a continuously changing energy market
Specific modules can include:
The course mobilizes professors from GEM: Joachim Schleich, Fabrice Arroyo and Mark Olsthoorn and many external guests. Previous sessions for instance welcomed: Emmanuel Hache from IFP Energie Nouvelles, Matthew Wittenstein from the International Energy Agency, Martin Wietschel from Fraunhofer ISI, Elies Lahmar from EPEX Spot, Anne-Sophie Chamoy from Energy Pool.