Kévin Berger, Laurent Dupont, Alex Gabriel
It took us one year to collaboratively create a continuous education program that treats global aspects related to the Smart Grid. It is with delight that we move on to another stage, which is the sharing and dissemination of this program.
The excitement is commensurate with the challenges we have faced in recent months. Smart grid covers various knowledge areas and the necessary multidisciplinary approach requires regular updates. The main job was at first to identify the concepts to integrate in this program and define the instructional objectives that we wanted to address for each profile targeted. It was rather a big challenge to build a coherent and comprehensive plan for this course involving five European Universities. Literature reviews, benchmark and workshops led us to define 72 instructional objectives over the 3 targets. Then, the expertise of each partner has led to the creation of outstanding contents. This collaboration generated 36 videos to reach over 4 hours, 37 lectures and dozens of additional materials and links to external resources.
In order to provide a systemic view of what a smart grid is and related topics, the program has been structured into five interdisciplinary modules:
- The context and challenges related to smart grid,
- The evolution of the electrical infrastructure,
- The fundamentals regarding the digitalization of the sector,
- The decisional system that is on top of the digital system,
- Finally, the economic and political dimension that impact the energy and electricity sector.
These five modules are the backbone of the program; however, the “Smart Grid from A to Z” programs admit a range of three variations:
- Broader public version for public decisions makers, managers, future students in the field (ready),
- Engineering researcher version for engineers and researchers with few knowledge in the domain of smart grid (will be ready to start in December),
- Electrical engineering workforce version dedicated to professionals from the energy domain who want to upgrade their knowledge on some aspects (will be ready to start in December).
According to the nature of the program, the degree of detail and technicality will change in order to be more and more complete.
Upon completion of the training, you will receive a certificate of attendance to recognize and highlight your participation.
To discover the content and take part in the evolution of the energy sector, we invite you to register for the virtual programs “Smart Grid: from A to Z”.