MBA Renewables

1st MBA Renewables Alumni Conference “Integration of Renewable Power Generation”

The first MBA Renewables Alumni Conference “Integration of Renewable Power Generation” is taking place from 21 – 25 June 2017 in Berlin. The conference aims at presenting perspectives and challenges of the ongoing energy transition as well as facilitating valuable exchange amongst the many talented people who have participated in the MBA Renewables programme.

The conference will consist of seminars, practical exercises and field trips. In addition to that the alumni present insights and outcomes of their Master’s theses, new projects or research, enabling them to exchange information and discuss current issues with the other alumni.

About 30 alumni from all over the world will attend the first Alumni Conference.

Schedule Alumni Conference

Day I – 21 June 2017 - Wednesday

Opening of the conference with a reception at the Beuth University

Welcome speeches:

    Prof. Dr. Monika Gross, President of Beuth University of Applied Sciences

    Prof. Dr. Florian Schindler, Director Institute for Distance learning

    Mr. Berthold Breid, CEO Renewables Academy AG

Being an entrepreneur - from start up to full functioning company
Mr. Stefan Müller, COO Enerparc AG and member of the Advisory Board MBA Renewables

Keynote presentation:
SWARM Electrification – the bottom up revolution
Ms. Noara Kebir, Managing Director MicroEnergy International GmbH

Day II – 22 June 2017 - Thursday

Topic 1: Electricity market design for high shares of renewable energy

Prof. Dr. Lion Hirth, CEO Neon Neue Energieökonomik

Topic 2: Future plant design: Virtual power plants

Dr. Reinhard Mackensen, Head of Energy Informatics and Information Systems Fraunhofer IWES

Topic 3: The future of renewable energy policy

Mr. Toby Couture, Founder & Director E3 ANALYTICS

Topic 4: The energy future 2040

Mr. Torsten Fritsche, GIZ GmbH

Day III – 23 June 2017 - Friday

Renewable energy field trips:

Solar PV power plant & storage (Enerparc AG)

Power transmission division high voltage products (Siemens AG Energy Sector)

Day IV – 24 June 2017 - Saturday

Alumni presentations:

Session 1: Renewable energy: Markets, economics & policy
moderated by Michaela Thurau

Feasibility analysis of reconfiguring conventional underground water to solar powered pumping systems in Nigeria

Mr. Femi Ayeni, Nigeria
Productive use of renewables: Learnings and challenges in Colombia as entrepreneur. Milk cooling caseMs. Diana Ramos, Colombia 
Financing renewable energy projects: the determinants in the post subsidy futureMr. Jean-Luc Jacob, France

Session 2: Energy efficiency
moderated by Mr. Zlatko Bačelić Medić, Croatia

Sustainable energy management: How energy efficiency pays off?Ms. Mia Dragović, Croatia
Sustainability within the supply chain: the business case for energy management and renewables as a driver for Industry 4.0Ms. Jonquil Hackenberg, United Kingdom

Session 3: Cities and regions of the future
moderated by Mr. Timothy Greenaway, Australia

Smart city modeling and benchmarking methods. Focus on
energy: Sustainability and resilience
Mr. David Naville, Switzerland
Sustainable energy for cities and local governments:
A focus on ‘Community Choice Energy’ business model in California
Ms. Silvia Zinetti, Italy
A case study: Regional governments in Canada and strategic energy management planningMr. Austin Tokarek, Canada

Session 4: Integration of renewable energy technologies
moderated by Mr. Fadi Marji, Jordan

Outlook on distributed generation solar PV investment towards low-carbon prosperityMr. Naresh Kumar Govindan, India
Building integrated photovoltaics: OverviewMr. Michel Battikh, Syria
Renewable energy storage using sodium sulfur batteriesMr. Michel Abi Nakad, Lebanon

Session 5: Outlook
moderated by Mr. Carsten Jung

Internet of things applied to renewable energies and energy efficiencyMs. Alejandra Escobar Rubalcava, Mexico

Visit to the Long Night Of Sciences

Day V – 25 June 2017 - Sunday

International brunch at Renewables Academy

Farewell & Goodbye

Day I – 21 June 2017 - Wednesday

Opening of the conference with a reception at the Beuth University

Welcome speeches:

Prof. Dr. Monika Gross, President of Beuth University of Applied Sciences

Prof. Dr. Florian Schindler, Director Institute for Distance learning

Mr. Berthold Breid, CEO Renewables Academy AG

Being an Entrepreneur - from start up to full functioning company
Mr. Stefan Müller, COO Enerparc AG and member of the Advisory Board MBA Renewables

Keynote presentation:
SWARM Electrification – the bottom up revolution
Ms. Noara Kebir, Managing Director MicroEnergy International GmbH

Day II – 22 June 2017 - Thursday

Topic 1: Electricity market design for high shares of renewable energy
Prof. Dr. Lion Hirth, CEO Neon Neue Energieökonomik


Topic 2: Future plant design: Virtual power plants
Prof. Dr. Kurt Rohrig, Division Director Energy Economy and Grid Operation, Fraunhofer IWES (tbc)


Topic 3: The future of renewable energy policy
Mr. Toby Couture, Founder & Director E3 ANALYTICS


Topic 4: The energy future 2040
Mr. Torsten Fritsche, GIZ GmbH

Day III – 23 June 2017 - Friday

Renewable energy field trips:

Solar PV power plant & storage (Enerparc AG)

Power transmission division high voltage products (Siemens AG Energy Sector)

 

 

Day IV – 24 June 2017 - Saturday

Alumni presentations

Session 1: Renewable energy: Markets, economics & policy
moderated by Michaela Thurau

Feasibility analysis of reconfiguring conventional underground water to solar powered pumping systems in Nigeria   
Mr. Femi Ayeni, Nigeria

Productive use of renewables: Learnings and challenges in Colombia as entrepreneur. Milk cooling case
Ms. Diana Ramos, Colombia

Financing renewable energy projects: the determinants in the post subsidy future   
Mr. Jean-Luc Jacob, France

Session 2: Energy efficiency
moderated by Mr. Zlatko Bačelić Medić, Croatia

Sustainable energy management: How energy efficiency pays off?   
Ms. Mia Dragović, Croatia

Sustainability within the supply chain: the business case for energy management and renewables as a driver for Industry 4.0
Ms. Jonquil Hackenberg, United Kingdom

Session 3: Cities and regions of the future
moderated by Mr. Timothy Greenaway, Australia

Smart city modeling and benchmarking methods. Focus on energy: Sustainability and resilience    
Mr. David Naville, Switzerland

Sustainable energy for cities and local governments: A focus on ‘Community Choice Energy’ business model in California   
Ms. Silvia Zinetti, Italy

A case study: Regional governments in Canada and strategic energy management planning   
Mr. Austin Tokarek, Canada

Session 4: Integration of renewable energy technologies
moderated by Mr. Fadi Marji, Jordan
    
Outlook on distributed generation solar PV investment towards low-carbon prosperity   
Mr. Naresh Kumar Govindan, India

Building integrated photovoltaics: Overview   
Mr. Michel Battikh, Syria

Renewable energy storage using sodium sulfur batteries   
Mr. Michel Abi Nakad, Lebanon

Session 5: Outlook
moderated by Mr. Carsten Jung  

Internet of things applied to renewable energies and energy efficiency   
Ms. Alejandra Escobar Rubalcava, Mexico

Visit to the Long Night of Sciences

Day V – 25 June 2017 - Sunday

International brunch at Renewables Academy

Farewell & Goodbye

Conference program for download [0.6 MB]

"Conference - Integration of Renewable Power Generation"

The conference is supported by German Academic Exchange Service - DAAD - with funds from Federal Foreign Office.