University of cologne - Business School

Smart Energy

 

Digital transformation is swiftly changing the nature of business and organisational management, while the transition to sustainable energy also creates profound shifts in both physical and economic infrastructures. The most pressing strategic question for most organisations is not whether to focus on digitalisation of the energy landscape, but how: how can we transform systems quickly while maintaining operational stability as well as profitability and affordability? How does our organisation fit into the seemingly vast complexity of the digital energy future? Such fundamental questions require "smart" answers. From power utility giants to energy-intense industries, from municipalities to growth-oriented ”smart” businesses, the urgency of the need to address the threat of climate change increases. And yet the expectations of profitability and reliability remain.

 

Topics

This Smart Energy Certificate Programme examines the complex role digital transformation plays in energy production, distribution and consumption. It
also offers practical frameworks for devising a sophisticated deployment strategy. Core elements of digitalisation in the energy transition – demand flexibility methods like dynamic pricing, virtual power plants and smart city management – are approached from a technical as well as systemic angle. From the role of big data and machine learning in real-time digital energy transactions to anticipating the influence of regulatory changes and data privacy developments on consumer behaviour, the programme prepares participants to lead digital transformation inside their organisations.

All modules at a glance

Collecting ideas to transform the energy business

Transforming the Energy Business

The energy business is capital intensive, and yet it is being forced into constant transformations.This course is to prepare you to navigate and shape the energy landscape of the future.

Dates: 22.-24.04.2020 (Wed-Fri)

Duration: 3 days

 

Presentation on Smart Mobility

Smart Mobility

The EU pushes developments towards efficient transportation by leveraging digital technologies.This module will prepare you to navigate and shape the mobility landscape of the future.

Dates: 28.- 29.05.2020 (Thu-Fri)

Duration: 2 days

 

Chat about technical innovation in private households

Smart Customer and Home

The objective of this course is to prepare you to navigate and shape the transition towards a decentralised and smart energy system with smart applications at customer level.

Dates: 25.-26.06.2020 (Thu-Fri)

Duration: 2 days

 

Urban development and infrastructure in the digital age

Smart City and Infrastructure

Urbanisation is a global trend: But how to keep cities functional and livable against the backdrop of these developments? The module will prepare you to navigate and shape the transition towards Smart Cities.

Dates: 13.-14.08.2020 (Thu-Fri)

Duration: 2 days

 

Smart Energy Capstone Project

Smart Energy Capstone Project

To cap off your learning experience, the capstone project will enable you to apply your new knowledge to a real in-company challenge in the field of energy

Date: 09.10.2020 (Fri)

Duration: 1 day

 

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Registration

Register now for the Smart Energy programme!

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Key Facts

Duration

Duration

10 days in 5 months

Attendance

Attendance

9 course days plus
1 day Capstone Project

Language

Language

German

Location

Location

University of Cologne

Work experience

Work Experience

Minimum of 2 years

Certificate

Certificate

Issued by University of Cologne Executive School

Fees

Fees

9.750 €

Registration

Registration

Download the registration form here.

Benefits

  • Gain practical frameworks for devising a sophisticated deployment strategy.
  • Approach core elements of digitalisation in the energy transition from a technical as well as a systemic angle.
  • Learn how to lead digital transformation inside your organisations.

 

Target Audience

Our certificate programme is designed for managers with at least two years of experience in disciplines in which energy and digitalisation play an increasingly important role. Participants will acquire the knowledge and strategic view needed to inspire a productive approach to getting the most value out of smart energy in their own organisations.

Prof. Dr Wolfgang Ketter

Academic Director

Prof. Dr Wolfgang Ketter

Chaired Professor for Information Systems at the University of Cologne and the Rotterdam School of Management

Prof. Ketter is Chaired Professor of Information Systems at the University of Cologne (since 2017) as well as at the Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University in Rotterdam (since 2007), where he founded and still mangages the Erasmus Center for Future Energy Business. He also serves as the Director of the Institute of Energy Economics at the University of Cologne (EWI) and of the Cologne Institute for Business Informatics. His main research interests are Big Data Analytics, Computer Science and Management Science, Energy Economics and Policy, Information Systems (IS), Machine Learning and Sustainability. Prof. Ketter served as a general chair or program chair of various international conferences and workshops. He also works as an editor for top journals. In addition he is a member of the World Economic Forum and co-founder as well as director of Power TAC (www.powertac.org), the world’s largest open-source smart grid platform. With the help of this platform, a world championship in energy retailing is held every year.

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Sabine Kuschel

Marketing and Admissions Manager

+49 (0) 221 470 7943

sabine.kuschel@uni-koeln.de

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Juliana Milla

Marketing and Admissions Manager

+49 (0) 221 470 76337

juliana.milla@uni-koeln.de

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