The Community-Centric Energy Transition Course

Highlights of this decentralised energy transition course:

  • Course developed by University of Groningen
  • In cooperation with Energy Academy Europe
  • Multi-disciplinary approach
  • Field visit to EnTranCe (Energy Transition Centre, Groningen) and Zonnewal Oostwold


Key benefits of this Community-Centric Energy Course

What’s in it for you?

Upon completion of this energy transition course, the participants will:

  • Identify the key issues facing decentralised energy transition
  • Get a multidisciplinary approach (technical, economical, social, legal and political) of the decentralised energy mix.
  • Share insights with world-class academic experts in hard sciences and analytical skills of the University of Groningen
  • Participate in energy cases to explore different decentralised energy scenario’s
  • Get a broader perspective on the different elements of the energy transition
  • Connect the community-centric energy dots and lead the participants in their own energy transition.


Which topics are addressed during this Community-Centric Energy Transition course?

  • Cross-disciplines overview to map the people-centric energy transition
  • The energy demand as an economic, social and political construct
  • Developments in energy supply
  • New disruptive technologies versus policies and law
  • New Business Models for a decentralised energy system
  • Leadership for community-centric energy innovation and transition


Participant's profile

At whom is the Community-Centric Energy Transition course targeted?

This course is highly recommended for:

  • Executives and managers in the energy sector
  • Energy professionals, investors, financers, advisors and entrepreneurs

Participants of this course must have a University degree (Applied or Fundamental) and significant working and/or management experience in the energy sector.


Prof dr Albert Bressand: Professor in International Strategic Management in Energy at the University of Groningen. Sr fellow at the Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment at the Columbia Law School and a member of the Columbia Business School’s Columbia Senior Executive Program (CSEP) in New York. Albert guarantees the high academic quality of the programme.

Energy Experts of the University of Groningen: Participating in the programme are the best academic minds the university of Groningen has to offer. Click the link for an overview of the experts involved.


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The Community-Centric Energy Transition

24 March 2017 (Module I)
18 May 2017 (Module III)
€ 6.000,- (VAT, travel expenses and accomodations not included)
University of Groningen, in Groningen, the Netherlands
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The programme fee is € 6.000,- (VAT, travel expenses and accomodations not included).

Module 1: Thursday 23 and Friday 24 March 2017
Module 2: Thursday 20 and Friday 21 April 2017
Module 3: Thursday 18 and Friday 19 May 2017

University of Groningen, in Groningen,the Netherlands

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