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Digitization & Energy Management

Change has been occurring in the energy sector for a long time: Digitalization, climate neutrality, global dependencies, technological innovations and regulations make numerous changes necessary.

This specialization addresses the challenges and potentials of (future) energy systems in general and on the industrial sector specifically. The spotlight is focused on the Austrian energy market and its integration into European energy systems.

This specialization is offered jointly by TU Graz and MU Leoben.

Modules of the specialization

  • Module: Future Integrated Energy Systems
  • Module: Industrial Energy Systems Transformation
  • Module: Energy Economics and Innovation

The modules can be booked individually or as a "Digitization & Energy Management" package. The participation fees per course/module are € 1,500. Discounts can be offered for booking several modules at the same time.

Target groups

Professional and managerial staff

  • from the power industry or the energy sector (state-owned and non-state-owned energy companies)
  • from industrial companies as well as other sectors, who have to carry out energy management tasks in their company, e.g.
  • Project managers and transformation project coordinators
  • ​​​​​​​Technical, commercial and/or strategic decision-makers
  • ​​​​​​​From public authorities and institutions involved in energy policy, energy research and the power industry

Counsellors

  • All industries and sectors that have or want to direct their consulting focus toward the area of the (digital) energy revolution.

Alumni of the TU Graz university certificate programmes (certificate and master's degree programme)

  • Hydropower
  • ​​​​​​​Sustainable construction

Specialisation Manager

Thomas KIENBERGER
Univ.-Prof. Dr.

Head of Chair of Energy Network Technology,
Head of NEFI_Lab, MU Leoben
 

Sonja WOGRIN
Univ.-Prof. DI Dr.

Head of Institute of Electricity Economics and Energy Innovation (IEE), TU Graz

"The transformation of the energy system to achieve climate neutrality requires a massive increase in renewable resources, an increased flexibility, and greater energy efficiency efforts, as well as energy infrastructures that allow much stronger interactions among the energy sources than is the case today. This integrated, networked energy system of the future can neither be developed nor operated without digital technologies. As part of this specialization, we specifically focus on this fascinating field of tension between energy and digitalization topics."

"As a society, climate neutrality presents us with unprecedented challenges of a technical, political and social nature. In order to really achieve this ambitious goal, our energy systems it must be transformed in ways that do not jeopardise the security of their supply or their economic viability. The development of digital twins of our energy systems is a critical aspect of active and successful energy management, whether this is on a small, private scale or on a system-wide level. Therefore, techno-economic analyses represent a key element for the development of future and the evaluation of existing business opportunities."

Contact

Helmut ASCHBACHER
Dr.
TU Graz Life Long Learning
Phone: +43 316 873 4943
helmut.aschbachernoSpam@tugraz.at