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Sustainable Electricity

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Join a CAT student teaching week and explore the role of sustainable electricity provision and distribution, in meeting current and future energy needs.

Through a series of lectures, discussions, and practical activities you will learn alongside our postgraduate students on our MSc Sustainability in Energy Provision and Demand Management.

You will experience what it might be like to study on one of our postgraduate courses at CAT and gain invaluable knowledge and skills around the principles of electricity supply and demand management and transforming electrical energy provision systems.

Key information

  • Duration: five days
  • Upcoming dates: Monday 8 to Friday 12 April 2024
  • Start and finish times: starts at 9am and ends at 3pm on the last day
  • Fees: £700
  • Includes: tuition, all materials, lunch (accommodation can be booked separately)
  • Full board accommodation is available for this course: £325 for a single person bedroom. (This option will become available once you click “Available” or “Book Now” below)
  • What to bring: good boots and waterproof clothing is advised
  • Terms and Conditions:

Who is this course aimed at?

This week is aimed at people who wish to have a taster of studying at postgraduate level at CAT and want to gain knowledge in sustainable electricity provision.

What you will learn:

You will be analysing the advantages and limitations of existing electrical provision systems in a local, national and global context, along with the future electrical demand in short, medium and long-term contexts.

You will gain an understanding of the functions and limitations of sustainable electricity provision systems, and explore future scenarios through considering the relevance of local, national and global energy provision.

Topics covered include:

  • Existing electricity provision systems functions, benefits, and limitations
  • Working understanding of key technologies (wind, PV, hydro etc)
  • Electrical energy storage systems
  • Needs, challenges and constraints of grid connection
  • Futuring of electrical energy provision and demand in selected nations

How will I learn:

Through pre-reading and some pre-recorded introductory lectures, live in person lectures, discussions, group activities and practical activities at CAT.

This short course is part of the teaching week for the MSc module Sustainable Electricity. Please be aware there may be some activities and content during the week only available to students which you won’t have access to due to them being on our student Virtual Learning Environment. Where an activity isn’t appropriate for the short course attendee, we will endeavour to arrange a replacement activity.

On the 12 April 2024 we will also be holding a Graduate School Open Day which attendees of the short course will be welcome to attend if they wish to find out more about our courses and studying with us.

Meet your tutor:

Module Leader:

Alan Owen

Additional tutors:

Frances Hill

Alongside the module leader and expert Graduate School staff, teaching sessions are led by a range of guest speakers and lecturers currently working in the sector and academia who join students on-site or through live streams.

Add accommodation to your booking

Would you to stay at CAT during your short course? Simply add the short course to your cart and then choose from the option provided.

Accommodation option:

  • Full board and accommodation while your course is on – £325 single

Any questions please email

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