Sini Syvänen found new insights for her career on FITech energy transition course
When Sini Syvänen was a university student in electrical engineering a decade ago, energy transition wasn’t a topic that got a lot of mentions in her studies. The whole concept was still new and the development of renewable energy sources wasn’t as progressed as it is today.
The discussion around energy transition surfaces from the need to contain the negative impact that climate change has on our planet. Simplified, energy transition means the ongoing shift from fossil fuels – including oil, natural gas and coal – towards renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind energy.
Even though energy transition wasn’t discussed that much in university, Sini Syvänen got interested in it.
During her career, she has seen renewable energy sources and intelligent networks becoming more and more common. Meanwhile, the information demand around the topic has also increased.
‘Energy transition has progressed from pilots to actual commercial applications. Solar panels in buildings and electrical car chargers are becoming more common. Instead of just consuming energy, buildings can be more flexible in their energy consumption and even be integrated with self-sufficient energy production. This will lead to buildings becoming a part of the electrical network.’
Now, after many years of working Sini Syvänen got the opportunity to study an interesting course, Battery energy storages in smart grids, through FITech Network University.
The course presents topics such as intelligent networks and energy storages. The course is aimed at adult learners who want to expand their knowledge.
Flexible schedule makes it possible to study independently
Sini Syvänen feels that the course was useful in her previous job as an application engineer because it helped to understand the clients’ needs better.
‘After completing the course I understood the big picture better. I had more knowledge and vision to go through consulting discussions with clients and help them to really understand their own needs.’
Syvänen thinks that the course was a good combination of general knowledge of the topic. Energy storage applications are discussed thoroughly, and modern solutions are considered from both technical and commercial point of view.
In her opinion, the course is also suitable for independent studying, thanks to the online implementation that offered flexible course schedule. The course included lectures, voluntary project and an exam.