Traditional energy platforms rely on energy extraction from fossil fuels and a centralized system for energy distribution to consumers. Our warming world, however, requires major transformations in these current energy systems. In Scandinavia, these disruptions are already underway. This course focuses on decarbonizing the global economy while moving us toward localized and renewable energy ecosystems. How do we shift linear, one-way power flows – from centralized energy generation to end consumers – to more sustainable, digitized, and dynamic energy systems? Study the technological and societal considerations needed to implement these new platforms, which aim to reduce our carbon footprint while moving societies toward the energy cloud – a dynamic and decentralized energy ecosystem that manages local energy sources, supply, and demand.
Related Discipline(s)This course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Chemistry / Biochemistry, Physics / Biophysics