Smart Local Energy Systems: Training Needs and Provision

43 Pages Posted: 18 Oct 2022

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Caroline Bird

University of Bristol

Ruzanna Chitchyan

University of Bristol - Department of Computer Science

Date Written: September 13, 2022

Abstract

As the energy system transitions to renewable sources and digital energy services, it requires new and different skills for its workforce.

This report summarises the set of skills that are expected to be in short supply within the emerging smart local energy systems (SLES), by drawing on results of three case studies where such transition is in progress. It also identifies the training needs and training provision mechanisms that arise (along with the skills needs) in transitioning to SLES both at the system level and at within its sub-systems.

The report complements the case study-based data with:
a) a review of the accredited qualifications, to ascertain whether the skills noted to be in short supply have any accredited delivery mechanisms as well as;
b) additional focus groups with senior college representatives to identify what issues college training providers consider critical in addressing training needed for smart local energy systems.

The report concludes with a set of recommendations aimed at fostering such training provision.

Keywords: smart local energy system, energy system, skill for energy transition, skills shortage, case study

JEL Classification: J24,J60,M15

Suggested Citation

Bird, Caroline and Chitchyan, Ruzanna, Smart Local Energy Systems: Training Needs and Provision (September 13, 2022). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4217703 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4217703

Caroline Bird

University of Bristol ( email )

University of Bristol,
Senate House, Tyndall Avenue
Bristol, Avon BS8 ITH
United Kingdom

Ruzanna Chitchyan (Contact Author)

University of Bristol - Department of Computer Science ( email )

Bristol
United Kingdom

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