Postgraduates / Executive Summer Program - Energy Management Track
The objective of this course is to present the major contemporary energy challenges and to analyze the innovative answers proposed by private actors and public regulators to face these challenges.
In fact new products, new services and new actors are emerging and changing the shape of competition in many energy markets, changing the business models of energy companies now competing for energy efficient solutions. The energy policy is also playing a crucial role using regulation and market design to orient and organize competition in energy markets. This course provides an analysis of these evolutions using various examples and cases of business innovations and incentive regulations. It discusses and explores what future trends might be in the light of all these changes.
The objective for the participants is to learn and understand the contemporary evolutions in energy, using key academic readings and energy policy reports. It is also to apply the concepts and business practices in the light of their own experience, and to address their specific questions and concerns using interactive group discussion.
Practically, the course will include a visit to a power plant and the presentation by two business managers of their current innovations in the energy sector.
Here is a concise overview of the course academic structure:
1.Present an overview of today’s energy challenges and the global quest to consume less energy and to optimize its consumption.
2.Analyze the industry structure, organization and regulation:
a. Who are the major actors of the industrial supply chain?
b. What is the architecture of energy markets
c. How energy market regulation evolves
3.Understand business and technology strategies:
a. How to build smart markets and smart offers?
b. What are the business models for energy innovation?
c. What are the regulatory incentives to innovate?
4.Explore the future trends :
a. How to create long term energy efficiency?
b. What are the new business models that will promote efficiency?
c. How can industry and governments support research and development to do so?