Professional short courses

The Energy Change Institute offers state-of-the-art professional short courses and briefings for governments departments and commercial participants. ECI short courses are designed to provide updates on recent advances in the science and technology, and in the social, policy, economic and governance aspects of energy change for policy makers and professionals.

A typical course comprises a numbers of sessions presented by leading ANU academics, with each topic presented by an expert in the field. They can be tailored to meet the needs of a specific audience, and can be scheduled over consecutive days or spread over weeks. Alternatively a short briefing session on a specific topic can be arranged.

Find out more about the range of ECI's Professional Short Courses here.

Professional Short Course Convenor

Dr Igor Skryabin

Research and Business Development Manager

Energy Change Institute


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Energy Essentials 

The ANU Energy Change Institute delivered a one-day Professional Short Course - Energy Essentials on 28 May 2019. 

Australia is in the middle of a major energy transformation – we are leading the world in the installation rate for renewable energy. New technologies, in particular solar photovoltaics, wind power and energy storage, continue to revolutionise the electricity sector.

This course was tailored for professionals with a technology, policy, business or economics background. It covered the latest trends in energy whilst focusing on energy fundamentals.


  • Fundamentals of energy technologies - Dr Igor Skryabin, ANU Energy Change Institute
  • Economics of low-carbon energy - Associate Professor Paul Burke, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU
  • Trends in renewable energy technologies - Dr Matthew Stocks, College of Engineering and Computer Science, ANU
  • Energy storage and network integration - Dr Lachlan Blackhall, ANU Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program
  • Renewable gas: what policy and law will we need? - Dr James Prest, College of Law, ANU
  • Energy Futures: an outlook on future energy systems and their transformation both in Australia and internationally - Professor Ken Baldwin, ANU Energy Change Institute.

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