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Smart Energy and Transitions

This module explores the cutting-edge energy technologies of the 21st century with the focus on renewable energies, energy-efficient consumption, distribution, and self-production. It emphasizes the pivotal role of energy in creating added value at the local level through innovative projects involving future eco-districts and micro-grids.

40 study hours


New Energy Landscape: The module delves into the ever-evolving energy technologies, with a particular focus on their role in fostering energy efficiency, sustainability, and local empowerment. Students will explore the relationship between energy and local development through projects in eco-districts and micro-grids. The lectures will be enhanced by field visits and practical workshops.

Technical, Economic, and Environmental Aspects: The module addresses the technical, economic, and environmental aspects related to efficient electricity transmission and distribution. It also provides insights into the organization of the energy market.

Smart and Green Buildings: Students will gain an understanding of smart and green buildings and their connection to district energy networks. They’ll explore how consumers are transforming into “prosumers,” actively participating in energy production and consumption.

Smart Grids and Energy Networks: The features and significance of smart grids and smart energy networks are presented, offering a comprehensive view of the advanced technologies shaping the energy landscape.

Key Topics Covered: The module encompasses a wide range of topics, including:

  • The Energy Sector in France and Smart Grid Projects
  • Smart Grid Concepts and Implementation
  • Renewable Energy Technologies
  • Consumer Trends and Habits in Smart Grids
  • Understanding New Energy Markets
  • Electric Vehicles and Smart Charging Infrastructure
  • Energy Storage Solutions and Their Value


Upon completing this module, students will be well-prepared to:

Conduct a thorough analysis of the driving forces and challenges influencing the process of energy transition, exploring their interconnectedness and implications.

Evaluate the viability and effectiveness of sustainable energy systems and cutting-edge technologies in the context of evolving energy landscapes.

Examine the pivotal roles played by policy frameworks and governance structures in shaping and steering the course of energy transition initiatives.

Assess the integration and interplay of diverse energy systems within the framework of smart cities, considering technological, economic, and environmental aspects.

Explore innovative data-driven approaches in the realm of smart energy management, with a focus on harnessing data for optimization and efficiency.

Delve into the socio-economic and environmental dimensions of energy transition, investigating the intricate relationships and impacts on societies and ecosystems.