Explain the added value of energy systems integration
Identify where ESI is most valuable within the energy system
Describe energy systems integration with an example that includes more than one type of coupling
Evaluate the importance of a cost-benefit analysis for a given energy systems integration problem
Explore long-term benefits/drawbacks and short-term benefits/drawbacks of energy systems integration
With the rising cost of energy and the threat of climate change on energy security, the world is facing critical energy challenges. On this course, you will explore sustainable energy solutions, and build skills to develop, plan and operate an integrated sustainable energy system.
You will learn how energy systems interact and how to relate your energy expertise to the wider framework of energy transition. You’ll look at the integration and regulation of energy systems as well as the impact of electromobility, the future of electric power systems, and the psychology of consumer behaviour.
Lesson 1: Introduction to energy system integration
Lesson 2: Coupling of energy vectors
Lesson 3: Coupling across geographical scales
Lesson 4: Coupling of regulation and control mechanisms
Lesson 5: Coupling of other infrastructures
Lesson 6: The integrated energy system: putting it all together
Case Study 1: GE and energy systems integration
Case Study 2: Renewables integration and support services
This course is for anyone with an interest in sustainable development and a basic understanding of how energy markets work. This course will also benefit professionals working in the energy sector.