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    A sustainable Energy Transition Enabled by Digital Technologies

    The Energy Transition presents itself in the form of massive global, local and even personal scale challenges. At the same time, it unveils achievable and attractive value opportunities that will transform the way people, countries and regions develop and improve the sustainability of the planet. This course explores the fundamentals of the energy transition and how digital technologies will enable it by making possible the solution of very complex technical problems, enabling new and unthinkable before value propositions, and making some of the required solutions economically viable and sustainable.

    1. Introduction

    • Global warming, climate change and CO2 emissions.
    • Paris accord and COP meetings.
    • The concept of sustainability.
    • Statistics on emissions, global warming, and climate change.
    • The Digital Transformation – Energy Transition – Sustainability trilogy

    2. Digitally Enabled Energy Transition (I)

    • What is the Energy Transition.
    • How is the Energy Transition happening.
    • The 3DER acronym
      • Electrification
      • Digitalization
      • Decarbonization
      • Decentralization
      • Resilience

    3. Is it the Same for Every Player? Why Not?

    • Region by region, country by country.
    • Operators vs service companies.
    • Consumers vs “prosumers”.

    4. Renewable Energies How they Work, Strengths & Weaknesses

    • Hydro.
    • Solar
    • Photovoltaic
    • Thermic, centralized, distributed.
    • Eolic (Offshore, onshore).
    • Geothermal (Low and high enthalpy)
    • Waves, tidal.
    • Nuclear
    • Fusion, fission

    5. A digitally enabled energy transition (I)

    • Carbon capture and sequestration (CCUS).
    • Hydrogen.
    • Battery storage.
    • Key success factors.
      • The economics of the energy transition and investment statistics.
      • Levelized cost of electricity (LCOE).
      • Financial markets and private investment.
      • Regulatory factors – Carbon tax, tax credits.
      • Political, geopolitical, and social pressures.
      • Technology advances (efficiency, cost, durability , reliability, etc. ).
    • Statistics of the Energy Transition (IEA, BP, IRENA and others).
    • Vehicle to grid (V2G), smart grids, virtual power plants, virtual storage and energy communities.

    6. Digital transformation: the key enabler of the Energy Transition (I)

    • What is Digital Transformation and why this time is not just technology innovation?.
    • How is Digital Transformation happening.
      • From HIPPO (Highest Paid Person’s Opinion) to DBDM (Data Based Decision Making).
      • Atoms vs Bits economy.
      • Core vs Crowd resources.
    • Digital products, process, and services.
    • Digital technologies of today.
      • Main categories: Capture, transmission, storage, visualization, processing and decision making.
      • The omnipresent Excel and discrete SW 
      • Storage: Data lakes, data warehouse, data ecosystems.
      • Processing: Data mining, BI, Dashboards, BPMs and block chain
      • Decision making: Virtual and extended reality, advanced analytics, machine learning, Artificial Intelligence, Deep learning.
      • Underlying technologies: Cloud and edge computing, blockchain, quantum computing.
      • Value schemes: IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, DaaS, and other “as a service”.
      • Examples of digital recipes: Industry 4.0, Digital Twins and Digital threads, logistics optimization.

    7. Digital Transformation: The key Enabler of the Energy Transition (II)

    • Enterprise architecture.
    • Digital strategy design and execution.
      • Identifying, mapping, and prioritizing digital transformation opportunities.
      • Building a digital roadmap.
      • Digital projects management and value realization.
      • Change management in the digital era.

    8. Case Studies Analysis

    • Exploration and Production cases.
    • Energy case studies.
    • A glimpse of the future and timeline.
    • Future impact of key emerging technologies.
      • Quantum computing for scenario and technology simulations / development.
      • AI for Eolic farms generation optimization.
      • Nuclear Fusion.

    9. Wrap up Conclusions and Closure

    Professionals  who are interested to gain knowledge about  the role of the  digital technologies into the Energy Transition  and its role to contribute in a  more sustainable , reliable  and efficient energy sector. 

    • Introduction to sustainability
    • overview of global warming effect
    • The  trilogy  between digital transformation, energy transition and sustainability 
    • Concept of energy transition
    • Renewable energies how they work strengths and weaknesses 
    • Digital  Transformation as the key enabler  of energy transition
    • Case studies and analysis for energy transition
    • Round table 

    Professionals who are interested in digital technologies and their impact in the Energy Transition. 

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