Energy Cloud: Engineering Localized, Digitized, Sustainable NetworksSemester Course

Engineering Energy Cloud Elective Course at DIS Stockholm
Major Discipline(s)
Engineering, Environmental Science
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

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


Willem Pallard

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

Ph.D. candidate, KTH Royal Institute of Technology (2016–present). M.Sc. in Energy and Climate Engineering, National Institute of Applied Sciences Strasbourg (2013). Currently consulting on geoenergy, heat pumps, HVAC engineering, and energy systems at Bengt Dahlgren AB. Previous experience working on dehumidification systems in ice rinks. With DIS since 2024.