Cooperation with UCL

In 2019 ECTI signed an agreement of cooperation with University College London (UCL) to develop tailored training modules on renewable energy systems, environmental impact of energy production and use, and development of long-term educational courses for target groups of professionals in the energy sector.

At the first stage of this cooperation, training of trainers (ToT) was offered to the first pool of ECTI trainers in September, 2018. The training was delivered by Dr. Lorenzo Lotti, Senior Teaching Fellow and Programme Leader for the MSc in Economics and Policy of Energy and the Environment at the UCL Energy Institute and UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources of the Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources, and Dr. Tobias Reinauer, Teaching Fellow at the same school.

The objective of the ToT was to identify and fill the knowledge and capacity gaps of the ECTI trainers regarding renewable energy, environmental economics, behavioural economics and innovations in the energy sector. The course was developed based on relevant master’s programmes at the UCL Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources, and focused on the economies and policies on energy and environmental protection. Its modules targeted issues, such as modelling of optimal energy systems; energy saving technologies; energy efficiency; innovations in the sector and climate change.