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New Energy Technologies MOOC: Energy Transition and Sustainable Development

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The launch date is May 29, 2017

Following the success of the first edition, Grenoble Ecole de Management in partnership with the Tenerrdis energy transition cluster, Yélé Consulting, Grenoble INP - Ense3, the non-profit group Think Smartgrids, Air Liquide, CNR, GE Renewable Energy and Schneider Electric, introduce the second "New Energy Technologies" MOOC. 34 experts contribute, allowing participants to (re)learn renewable energy field fundamentals and to study new themes relating to the digital revolution and energy eco-efficiency.

Objectives of the New energy technologies MOOC

  • To analyse and evaluate the impact of new technologies in the energy sector
  • To better understand key issues in the renewable energy sector: development prospects, key market players, trends and innovation

Two new themes

Two new questions will be addressed by Nicolas Leterrier and Vincent Petit, expert managers at Schneider Electric:

  • How can production as close as possible to consumption (the "Prosumer" concept) be a key contributor to energy transition?
  • Why is the digital revolution a source of major innovation in the energy efficiency market?

New Energy technologies MOOC in brief

  • 34 energy sector experts
  • 6 weeks and 6 topics: energy efficiency, solar energy, hydroelectricity, biofuels, hydrogen energy and smart grids.
  • This MOOC is intended for energy sector professionals and students alike, as well as for members of the general public interested in gaining deeper knowledge on this subject.
  • Free and taught in English (with subtitles available in English and French) on the international platform Futurelearn, this second edition will debut on May 29, 2017 and will span 6 weeks.
  • Certificates available (for a fee).

Enrolment and syllabus available at:

A few stats on the first edition:

  • 5,000 participants including 1,027 certified participants,
  • 59% working professionals,
  • A majority of French students but significant representation from all continents: 65% Europe, 10% Asia, 9% Africa, 9% South America, 6% North America,
  • Very high satisfaction rate among participants: 87% evaluated this MOOC as "good" or "excellent"

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