Integrated Energy System Transition- en route to 2030

General description
In this year's November Energy Training we will take a different approach to the Energy Transition debate. Based on CIEP research, we propose a more integrated view on the Energy System, moving away from the traditional segmentation of energy functions. The recent distinction between ‘Mobility', ‘Electricity', and ‘Heat' has fostered our understanding of the complexity of the energy system and open up avenues for more tailor-made approaches to transform the energy economy. However, the electrification of transportation, residual heat from the industrial to the residential sector, and hydrogen as a potential fuel to connect RES, gas, and liquids, are just some of the examples where the traditional and newly segmented approaches necessarily overlap.
Can electrons manage the entire energy system or do we still need ‘molecules'? How will the energy-intense industries transform their activities to more carbon and energy efficient processes? Should central governments play a coordinating role? And what does this mean for the individual approaches per European Member State or for regional cooperation? And how is transition affecting our traditional energy relations? These and other issues we would like to address in this one-day training.

Young professionals with an active interest in European energy markets and policy-making issues can participate for free.


In principle in English (unless only Dutch speakers participate then the language will be Dutch).

Date and venue
30 November 2017 at Huys Clingendael, Clingendael 7, The Hague, The Netherlands.

To apply
If you wish to register for this module please send an email to and/or to mentioning training.
For any further information, please call Michiel Nivard at +31 (0) 70 374 6707.