Bucharest, Romania

Smart Transformation in the Energy Sector

when 22 July 2020 - 31 July 2020
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 350

The energy sector is undergoing deep changes. These days, maybe more than ever, young professionals
who are studying, working or are just interested in the energy field for its interconnections with the
economy, society and environment, need a broader grasp of the sector’s modus operandi.
To this purpose, global energy trends and policy making processes need to be understood in their
mutually influencing dynamics and assessed jointly with the energy sector’s greatest externality: climate

A significant attention will be given to decarbonization initiatives, while also focusing on the major role
of renewable energy and its development over the years. The basics of the nuclear sector will be
discussed, against the backdrop of the ongoing transition to a clean and safe power generation system.
Transition toward a clean and safe power generation system cannot be addressed without discussing
the risks and opportunities of the nuclear sector.

A through discussion of the oil and gas sector, with its challenges and prospects, as well as of alternative
fuels (e-mobility, biofuels, natural gas and hydrogen) will be considered in order to initiate a dialogue
about the future of transportation.

Special attention will be given to digitalization, smart technologies, energy efficiency and emerging
products and services (demand-response and storage), while also considering requirements of
sustainability and affordability.

Activities include:
-- Two webinars before the Summer School starts
-- En-Roads Climate Action Simulation (simulation game developed by Climate Interactive)
-- Energy documentary screening
-- Nuclear power plant visit

Course leader

Andrei Covatariu, Summer School Director – andrei.covatariu@enpg.ro
Denisa Diaconu, Summer School Manager – denisa.diaconu@enpg.ro

Target group

The Summer School is targeted for master/PhD students and for young professionals (max. 5 years of
experience), interested in or studying/working in the energy sector or related fields (e.g. economics,
law, political science, environmental studies, etc.). 25 places are available for the 2020 edition of EPG
Summer School.

Fee info

EUR 350: Early Bird Call (3 – 29 February)
EUR 400: Standard Call (1 – 31 March)