The energy sector is undergoing deep changes. These days, maybe more than ever, young professionals that are studying, working or are just being interested in the energy field for its interconnections with the economy, society and/or environment, need a broader grasp of the sector.
Thus, the EPG Summer School 2019 is a great opportunity for students and young professionals all over the world to interact, debate and get together in order to build a sense of community. With a focus on Smart Transformation in the Energy Sector, the Summer School aims to facilitate a cross-disciplinary and cross-border collaboration in order to advance the energy transition goals. To this purpose, the global trends of energy markets and policy making must well understood, in their mutually influencing dynamics and against the background of the energy sector’s greatest externality: global warming.
In this respect, EPG Summer School pays significant attention to decarbonization initiatives around the globe and particularly in Europe, while also focusing on the major role of renewable energy and its evolution over the years. A through discussion of the oil and gas sector, with its challenges and prospects, will be included on the agenda in order to address the future of transportation issues. Then, the risks and opportunities of the nuclear sector will be highlighted, as well as the transition aspects to a clean and safe power generation system. Special attention will be given to digitalization, smart technologies, energy efficiency and emerging products and services, without forgetting the requirements of sustainability and affordability.
The first edition of Energy Policy Group’s Summer School took place between 23 and 27 July, 2018 in Bucharest, with a focus on ‘Smart Transformation in the Energy Sector.’ The Summer School enjoyed the participation of 15 young energy professionals from Romania and across the world and of 24 reputed speakers, Romanian and international. In one densely packed week, together they debated the challenges and prospects of the energy sector and of the policy and market tendencies that are shaping the ongoing smart transition.
EPG Summer School 2018 was only the first step of an ambitious educational project. Building on this first edition, EPG Summer School 2019 will take place again between 25 July and 2 August 2019 in Bucharest. This year, EPG will concentrate more on decarbonization initiatives around the globe and particularly in Europe, while also focusing on the major role of renewable energy and its evolution over the years. Additionally, special attention will be given to digitalization, smart technologies, energy efficiency, emerging products and services, while also considering requirements of sustainability and affordability. The ambition for this year’s edition will be to draw a balance between interactive seminars or debate sessions (webinars, documentary screening) – led by reputed experts – and field trips to a variety of energy sector assets and facilities (wind farm and nuclear power plant).
The second edition of EPG Summer School will be held between 25 July and 2 August 2019 in Bucharest.
Details and application form: https://www.enpg.ro/summerschool/