"Power Sector Decarbonisation and Energy Transition" is a short course that explores the concept of decarbonization and energy transition, as well as emergence of new technologies and new business models.

This course is designed to:

  • raise awareness about the urgent need to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and transition to low-carbon economy;

  • explain what decarbonisation and energy transition mean and the challenges of such transition;

  • provide overview of ever-improving technologies and their impact on the energy sector;

  • describe the structure of the power sector, and how different actors are interrelated (fossil fuels, wind and solar power, smart grids, bioenergy, hydropower and hydro storage, hydrogen energy, nuclear power and mining)

What you'll learn

  • The need for decarbonisation and transition to low-carbon economy. Emergence of new business models

  • Overview of the power sector, sources of energy and how this sector is adapting to energy transition, including integration of renewables, grid modernisation, grid flexibility and long-duration energy storage (LDES)

  • Overview of key technologies and their impact on the energy sector, including renewables, carbon capture, storage and utilisation (CCUS), battery storage, hydrogen, advanced fission, SMRs and nuclear fusion

  • Role of nuclear power in energy transition

  • Role of mining sector. Critical minerals for energy transition

Watch what we cover in this course

Course curriculum

    1. Introduction

    2. Largest Emitters and Drive for Energy Transition

    3. Fossil Fuel Industry

    4. Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) and fossils wrap up

    5. Assignment 2. Fossil Fuel Companies Response to Transition Risks.

    6. Quiz 1. Test your learning

    1. Introduction - Power Sector

    2. Renewables

    3. Grid Modernisation and grid flexibility

    4. Long Duration Energy Storage and Batteries

    5. Demand Side Fexibility and sector coupling

    6. Smart Grid

    7. Renewable and Grid Section wrap-up

    8. Quiz 2. Test your learning

    1. Bioenergy and Biofuels

    2. Hydrogen

    3. Assignment 2: Hydrogen

    4. Quiz 3. Test your learning

    5. Handout slides - Part 1

    1. Nuclear Fission

    2. Small Modular Reactors (SMRs)

    3. Advanced Fission

    4. Nuclear Fusion

    5. Nuclear Power section wrap-up

    6. Quiz 4. Test your learning

    1. Introduction and Coal Mining

    2. Critical metals and minerals for energy transition

    3. Mining sector environmental impact

    4. Mining Sector Decarbonisation

    5. Mining Sector geopolitical risks

    6. Demand management and recycling

    7. Quiz 5. Test your learning

    8. Handout slides Part 2

    9. Additional Resources

About this course

  • £49.99
  • 38 lessons
  • 2.5 hours of video content

Who this course is for:

  • Leaders and managers who are interested in exploring the general technical and geopolitical issues around the concept of energy transition and decarbonisation, and find the ways to contribute to GHG reductions

  • Government officials who are tasked with the development or execution of net-zero/decarbonisation policies and initiatives

  • Management consultants who are considering transition to climate change advisory

  • Financial services professionals and asset owners who are interested in decarbonisation of their portfolios of assets

  • Technical professionals who want to get broader understanding of climate change and their role in transitioning to net-zero

  • Innovators and inventors looking for inspiration to come up with solutions to complex climate change problems

  • Students who are starting to learn about electrical networks, electrical engineering or smart grids

  • Anyone who wants to be fluent in talking about climate change, and be comfortable with terms and acronyms such as renewables, grid flexibility, smart grids, sector coupling, energy storage, LDES, hydrogen, CCUS, nuclear fission and nuclear fusion, SMRs, etc.

  • Anyone who wish to engage with the challenges and potential solutions to sustainability and climate change

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