This course focuses on the emerging digitalization-based business models in the energy systems field. You will study how digital technologies can aid practitioners and business leaders to reach more sustainable systems and operations and create modern and more sustainable business frameworks. First, you will investigate the energy supply side, namely, the providers of electricity and their markets. You will learn about the different markets and new approaches in energy trading.
You will focus on coupling within energy sectors, specifically electricity, heat, and gas. Second, you will investigate the demand side and the perspective of the sectors whose operations rely mainly on energy (including the electric mobility sector and the challenges it faces). You will conclude the course by discussing the wider framework in which these sectors work and interact together, which is represented in the paradigm of smart cities.