• Grenoble Ecole de Management

New Energy Technologies: Energy Transition and Sustainable Development

Explore the development of new energy technologies and discover key energy challenges with this online course.

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New Energy Technologies: Energy Transition and Sustainable Development

Discover how business and technology are taking on the world’s energy challenges

In a world facing pressing energy challenges, the need for alternative energy and new energy technologies has never been more pressing. This course explores the new and upcoming technologies that may help solve some of the world’s biggest energy challenges - examining them from both a business and technological perspective.

Created by Grenoble Ecole de Management and Tenerrdis, alongside Air Liquide, GE Renewable Energy, CNR, Think Smartgrids, Yélé Consulting, Schneider Electric and Grenoble Institute of Technology, it uniquely combines leading academic research with on-the-ground experience.

Skip to 0 minutes and 9 seconds through climate change and energy market deregulation our world is changing now energy must be the carbonized decentralized and digitized new energy technologies are shaping our future

Skip to 0 minutes and 28 seconds the first challenge of this revolution this energy efficiency indeed the cleanest and most competitive energy is the one we do not consume then comes the shift toward massive development of renewable energy and questions must be raised how can we boost hydropower generation and why is solar the fastest growing technology what is the potential of biogas in our energy mix and could hydrogen be the solution to energy storage and clean mobility a new energy landscape is emerging in which smart grids will be a cornerstone let me be your guide through this course exploring technological and business issues of these new energy technologies with more than 30 selected energy experts

Skip to 1 minute and 23 seconds indeed after the great success of last year with 5,000 participants Grenoble Ecole de Management and its partners are launching a new edition

Skip to 1 minute and 36 seconds I’m looking forward to meet you online register now on Futurelearn!

What topics will you cover?

Energy Efficiency
• Global energy challenges
• Policy fostering energy efficiency
• Key energy efficiency markets and trends
• Prosumers’ concept
• Digital revolution
• Projects in energy efficiency in Europe

Solar Energy
• Converting solar energy
• Solar PV market
• Economics and competitive field
• Market and stage of development in France and Europe
• Main industrial actors and key markets
• Trends and innovations for the future

• Definition of hydropower. The different kinds of hydropower turbine and dam
• Challenges of hydropower development
• New energy markets, storage & flexibility
• Facts, figures and main actors
• Impact and development of ocean and tidal energy
• Innovation in hydropower

• Biomass energy & why biogas
• Anaerobic digestion (methanisation)
• Different usages/applications of biogas
• Biogas market in France and in Europe
• Main actors in this market
• Innovation projects in this field

• Definitions of hydrogen and hydrogen-energy
• Development/production from renewables
• Hydrogen as an energy storage solution
• Hydrogen for energy applications
• Main actors in France and Europe
• Innovation projects, road-maps and trends.

Smart Grids
• Definition of a smart grid
• Smart grid as key element of the future electricity system
• Smart grids connected with Smart buildings and Smart cities
• Links between Smart Grids and Storage
• Main actors in France and Europe
• Trends and innovation projects in the smart grids field

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

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Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Analyse and evaluate the different new technologies and innovations
  • Explore new technologies impact in the energy sector
  • Discover the market organisation and the main actors in: energy efficiency, energy from biogas, hydropower, solar energy, hydrogen energy and smart grids
  • Contribute to social exchange and global awareness of the “energy transition” and each new energy technologies’ impact

Who is the course for?

This course will be of particular interest to students studying electrical networks, electrical engineering or smart grids, and to professionals, especially those working in energy industry.

With 34 different experts, this course will cover each week one broad topic related to a renewable energy source and the transition towards sustainable energy technologies.

What software or tools do you need?

You don’t need any special tools for this course.

Who will you learn with?

34 experts from: GEM, Air Liquide, CNR, Schneider Electric, GE, Tenerrdis, Grenoble Institute of Technologies, Think Smartgrids...etc (https://research.grenoble-em.com/energy-management)

Teacher and Manager of the Advanced Master (MS) in Energy Marketing and Management at GEM business school.

Who developed the course?

Grenoble Ecole de Management

For the past 30 years, Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM) has established itself in France and abroad as a leading business school through expertise in technology, innovation and entrepreneurship.


supported by

General Electric

supported by

Compagnie Nationale du Rhône

supported by

Air Liquide

supported by

Schneider Electric

supported by

Think Smartgrids

supported by

Grenoble INP

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supported by

Yélé Consulting

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