Energy system in transition

Understand and assess how the transition to a lower carbon energy system will create new opportunities and disruptive risks to your business

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Annual investments in energy supply and production are expected to double by 2035 to reach $1.6 trillion. Almost all growth is expected to come from decarbonization technologies and power.

- McKinsey & Company, Global Energy Perspective 2022

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Energy system in transition
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Understand and assess how the transition to a lower carbon energy system will create new opportunities and disruptive risks to your business

The transition to cleaner energy systems has been described as ‘the green industrial revolution’, with all the disruptive impacts on business models, supply chains and product requirements that such a term implies.

While the various elements of this transition are often discussed individually, many of its most significant impacts derive from the integration and convergence of once-separate sectors; for example the coupling of electricity grids with the transport sector, through the electrification of vehicles. 

This course will provide attendees with an essential, multi-sector view of ‘net-zero’ pathways, covering aspects such as electrification, distributed energy, digitised ‘smart’ systems, and clean fuels. 

Crucially, it will not treat these as separate issues, but illustrate how and where they connect and what this means for those seeking to identify both new business models and opportunities, and new threats or risks to existing activities.

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Verified by an engineer, John Tzagkarakis
"The reason I took this course was that I wanted to understand what energy transition looks like for my customers. What are the economic implications and who are the main players?"
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Who should attend?

This course will benefit business and product strategists, developers and planners, and anyone else responsible for assessing the options, opportunities and risks that energy system decarbonisation brings to their company.

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Verified by an engineer, Dr Philip Howes
"This course is very, very up to date with what is happening in energy. It gave me a real feeling of contemporary understanding and knowledge. I feel I know where we are, where we want to go and how we might get there."
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How will I benefit?

After the course you will be able to…

  • Summarise up-to-date data and information on what impact the energy transition has really had, and where the fastest changes are happening
  • Discuss the variety of different routes towards a ‘net zero’ system, including their pros and cons
  • Understand what ‘full electrification’ might look like, and whether it can really be achieved
  • Describe the various options for ‘clean fuels’ and discuss how their usage is likely to develop alongside electrification
  • Assess the extent to which carbon capture can preserve the business models of the fossil fuel sector, or open up new ones which complement other energy transition pathways
Contributes 14 CPD hours

Key topics

  • The evolution of primary and final energy sources
  • Published pathways and scenarios to achieve net zero
  • Electrification and its limits (including minerals, money and the grid)
  • The transition to electric vehicles
  • Electric vehicles as ‘smart grid’ assets 
  • Options for cleaning up heat demand
  • Balancing the future grid, by integrating ‘variable’ supply
  • Electricity/energy storage options
  • Clean fuels, including hydrogen and ‘e-fuels’ (e.g. sustainable aviation and shipping)
  • Green hydrogen as part of an electrified system
  • The role of carbon capture, storage and/or utilisation alongside electrification and clean fuels

Mapped against UK- SPEC competencies: E, B and A

  1. Professional commitment - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: ‘Demonstrate a personal commitment to professional standards, recognising obligations to society, the profession and the environment’
  2. Design and development of processes, systems, services and products - For Chartered Engineers: ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to the analysis and solution of mechanical engineering problems’ For Incorporated Engineers ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to design, develop, manufacture, construct commission, operate, maintain, decommission and re-cycle mechanical engineering processes, systems, services and products’
  3. Knowledge and understanding - For Chartered Engineers: ‘Use a combination of general and specialist engineering knowledge and understanding to optimize the application of existing and emerging technology’ For Incorporated Engineers: ‘Use a combination of general and specialist mechanical engineering knowledge and understanding to apply existing and emerging technology’

Meet our trainers

These trainers regularly teach Energy system in transition.

  • John Massey

    John Massey

    Dr John Massey is an internationally renowned energy communicator and business educator, focused on the interconnected decarbonisation topics of renewable power, energy storage, CCUS and hydrogen.

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