The Polytechnic University of Milan (Polimi) has partnered with Enel to train experts in the field of smart grid.
The two have launched the first, second level international Specialising Master dedicated to training experts in the field of smart grids.
The course is for recent graduates and aims to train highly qualified professionals to be capable of tackling complex problems in the design and management of digital networks, as well as promoting technological innovation in the field of electricity distribution systems.
The programme will include theoretical lessons and experimental training in the laboratory with: 330 hours of lectures dedicated to the energy context, smart grid specificities and implementation, a technical focus on health and safety; 100 hours of laboratory work and; 210 hours of project work in Enel.
The second level Specializing Master open to international students.
The aim is to ensure an increase in the development and optimised management of digital and resilient infrastructure that enable the decarbonisation and the electrification of the energy system.
The increasing workforce within the smart grid sector and their skills will help enable the integration of grids with distributed generation from renewable sources and the active participation of consumers in the energy market.
Enel brings its experience in smart grids obtained through managing more than two million km of power lines in eight countries.
Vincenzo Ranieri, head of infrastructure and networks Italy at Enel, said: “We need professionals who can actively contribute to managing the future’s innovative and intelligent, networks, designed to improve the electricity service and promote the spread of energy production from renewable sources.
“The energy transition is a great challenge but also a great opportunity for professional growth for young talents willing to innovate and develop a modern, digitalised and sustainable energy system.”