Energy Transition - Thinking Green

Energy Transition - Thinking Green

Worldwide the current challenge for the energy markets is moving towards a low carbon economy. In fact, we are in the middle of the energy transition and several fields of research are challenged by this: economics, finance, operations research, engineering, physics, biology or chemistry, policy and law. The core concept of the energy transition are the renewable energies and the need for their flexible integration that also requires new market designs. We witness a shift from traditional power generation technologies towards greener production sources. In addition, we deal with regulatory uncertainty affecting coal and CO2 emissions markets.

Relevant competency

Challenges posed by the energy transition should be judged from several perspectives; hence, students from all NTNU Faculties are very welcome to this EiT village. We will debate on the state of the art taking into account the interdisciplinary characteristic of the energy field and take the opportunity to come up with solutions to design meaningful future energy targets. The joint work of economists, engineers, physicists and chemists as well as biologists and political scientists, among others, will be fundamental to design the energy transition. This village is cooperating with energy firms in Norway and abroad that will be invited to interact with students and help defining real-world research problems, among others.

About the village

Renewables are fed with priority into the power grid, which poses significant challenges for the production planning of traditional power producers, causes boundedness of electricity grids and require the move towards market integration. The volatile renewable energies pose significant challenges for pricing and require the development of modern storage systems. Incentives to invest in renewables have been supported by subsidies that differ significantly across countries. Subsidies should not be judged in isolation, but they should emerge from a complex picture which includes economic (demand/supply market specific factors), technical (development of new storage systems, enhancement of electricity grids), biology, physics and chemistry-related aspects (biofuels, research innovation on green energies). Ultimately, meeting greener energy targets starts at the level of private households, so living bio is also an invited topic of debate.

Students will have the opportunity to interact with energy industry firms on topics of interest for the NTNU H2020 EU grant: CityXChange

03 sep 2019

Fakta om landsbyen - BEIT4011

Course code: BEIT4011
Village: Energy Transition - Thinking Green
Type: Intensive
Language: English
Village supervisor: Floretina Paraschiv 
Semester: Spring 2020

Important information about EiT

Important information about EiT:

  • The focus on teamwork skills and group processes is the unique feature of Experts in Teamwork (EiT)
  • EiTs teaching methods depend on the contribution and presence of every participant throughout the semester. For this reason, attendance is compulsory on every village day.
  • In contrast to many courses, the first few days are especially important in EiT. During this period, get to know each other and discuss what each individual can contribute. You will also draw up the compulsory cooperation agreement and start preparing a shared research question.
  • For additional information about Experts in Teamwork, see page for students