Smart Grids Course

Venue: to be determined

Location: to be determined, Netherlands

Event Date/Time: Nov 12, 2012
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The future of the energy industry is renewable energy. To enable the transition to a low-carbon energy system the roll-out of the smart grid is essential to optimize network efficiency, facilitate intermittent renewable energy sources with storage, back-up systems and enable opportunities for prosumers such as energy trading.

This 3-day course deepens your understanding of the smart grid fundamentals:

- Energy transition; how will the energy infrastructure evolve and how smart grids contribute, explore smart energy pilot programs and how the state of the art smart grid implementations are being developed.
- Load balancing; gain knowledge of balancing intermittent energy sources with storage, gas powered generation, batteries and fuel cell technology including the changes needed in the market models.
- Business development; better understand how to explore business opportunities with the introduction of smart grid technology. Review the current utility business models and get insight into future perspectives.