13 December 2021, 14:00 to 16.00 (CET), Online
Master Education on Smart Grids Technologies
Sustainable goals towards affordable and clean energy
Smart Grids are digital, interconnected and automated, with many technologies involved, including artificial intelligence or the Internet of Things.
Smart Grids are a set of technologies and procedures to foster renewable energy sources (RES), efficiency, and electrification of end-users.
Smart Grids provide tools to enable the decentralized operation of energy systems that is crucial to efficiently manage RES while adding flexibility.
How do they work?
Provide the Smart Grids interface between the prosumer and the energy service provider
A Smart meter records the current electricity flow at regular intervals
The usage information is sent to the data communications company
Your energy supplier then recieves information about your electricity usage
An accurate energy bill is sent based on your consumption, which will help you keep track
Smart Grids benefits
Allow the switch from centralized to decentralized energy production
Reduce utility bills for consumers through the local energy generation and better asset management
Reduce the chance of domino blackouts making the grid more resilient
Reduce global warming through the integration of decentralized renewable energy sources such as PV and wind into the grid
Smart Grids figures
of European consumers have Smart Meter for electricity
Member States rolled out close to 200 million smart meters for electricity and 45 million for gas for 2020 at a total investment of €45 billion
of market penetration for electricity
Benefits per metering point of €309 for electricity along with 3% energy savings
Smart Grids and green energy related jobs
Work related to the Smart Grids is expected to result in about 280 000 new positions.
Employment in the EU enviromental economy rose from 2.8 million full-time equivalent jobs in 2000 to 4.5 million full-time equivalents in 2016.
Almost one million new full-time equivalent jobs have been created in the EU between 2000 and 2017 through renewables and energy-efficiency measures.
Employment related to renewables and energy efficiency grew by a factor of 2.6 since 2000.
Master Course Highlights
High quality education covering Smart Grids + RES Grid integration + energy sector coupling
a shared learning experience for the students across the universities
testing knowledge in a real-life enviroment, recording and assessing the response of actual users
Close cooperation with the industry
Possibility to study at three leading universities around Europe
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