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Renewable Energy Microgrid (REM): Advancing Energy Transition

Sustain the planet with Deakin's online course. Explore transformative energy solutions empowering sustainable futures.

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Renewable Energy Microgrid (REM): Advancing Energy Transition

  • 2 weeks

  • 3 hours per week

  • Digital certificate when eligible

  • Open level

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Advance the clean energy transition with a deep dive into microgrid systems

As more industries adopt sustainable strategies and become key organisational pillars, the demand for skilled workers grows exponentially.

Gain specialised skills and knowledge in the renewable energy market and microgrid technologies to help the planet reach Net Zero.

When you begin this course, you’ll explore various forms of renewable energy, before zeroing in on renewable energy technologies.

You’ll get the latest insights into microgrids, including how they’re designed, the difference between standalone and connected microgrids, and their impact on the energy market.

Explore the ways green hydrogen can be integrated into renewable energy grids

Green hydrogen plays a crucial role in enhancing the reliability and sustainability of microgrid systems. Discover more about its importance and how its integration can revolutionise energy grids.

Learn with the experts at Deakin University

Deakin University’s School of Engineering is at the forefront of microgrid technology. Their team of experts will be there to support you throughout this course.

Upon completing this course, consider joining Deakin University’s Renewable Energy Microgrid: Market and Policy, Renewable Energy Microgrid: Integrating Green Hydrogen or Renewable Energy Microgrid: Energy Management in Standalone and Grid-Connected modes.

Empower a Net Zero workplace and community with sustainable and green-powered skills

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to discern industry challenges and opportunities as they relate to the green transition. You’ll be equipped to play a pivotal role in shaping environmental policy and creating sustainable solutions that help organisations reach their Net Zero goals.

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Skip to 0 minutes and 6 seconds SAMAN GORJI: I’m Dr. Simon Gorji, Senior Lecturer of Electrical and Renewable Engineering at the School of Engineering at Deakin University. Throughout the course, we’ll explore the basics of the energy market. We’ll also examine the technical and economic aspects of microgrid. Additionally, we’ll dive into understanding the potential role of green hydrogen in renewable energy microgrids. We also aim to tackle key questions and challenges in the field and take a close look at energy management. Our course is designed to be interactive and engaging. And we encourage you to participate actively in the discussions and activities. Our goal? To empower you with the knowledge to make a tangible impact on the energy landscape. This is not just a course.

Skip to 1 minute and 0 seconds It is a call to action for all of us to contribute to a sustainable future.

What topics will you cover?

  • Understanding renewable energy
  • Microgrids and their importance in the renewable energy industry
  • Understanding different types of hydrogen and how they work
  • What is net zero?
  • Path to net zero

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and join a global classroom of learners. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

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Learning on this course

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...

  • Understand the types of renewable energy, the components of microgrids and the impact of microgrids on the energy market
  • Define the key concepts and technologies associated with green hydrogen and microgrids
  • Identify the key components and strategies for achieving net zero across various sectors with considerations of the economic and practical challenges involved

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone interested in learning more or developing their sustainability and green energy skills, especially with renewable energy systems. It’ll be beneficial for company owners, policymakers, and engineers.

Who will you learn with?

Dr Saman A. Gorji, a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), is currently a Senior Lecturer of electrical and renewable energy engineering at Deakin University.

Elnaz Firouzmad is currently a visiting researcher at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Melbourne, specializing in control system theory.

Who developed the course?

Deakin University

Deakin University is one of Australia’s largest universities with more than 61,000 students and over 15,000 online.

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    Melbourne, Australia
  • World ranking

    Top 280Source: QS World University Rankings 2021

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