Managers for Sustainable Electric Power Industry of Tomorrow

Managers for Sustainable Electric Power Industry of Tomorrow

L. D. GITELMAN L. M. GITELMAN M. V. KOZHEVNIKOV 

Department of Energy and Industrial Management Systems, Ural Federal University, Russia

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307-315
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DOI: 
https://doi.org/10.2495/SDP-V13-N2-307-315
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Published: 
1 February 2018
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Abstract: 

To be able to lead a large-scale technological overhaul of the electricity generation sector and actively operate in energy markets, it is necessary to substantially increase the professional level of management. Moreover, there is no doubt that the social responsibility of power engineering as a vital infrastructure industry will only continue to increase, competition will intensify while the existing shortage of knowl- edge will grow. This is happening amid overall instability, uneven and chaotic demand for energy on the part of economic systems. On the other hand, energy consumers, investors and society as a whole are putting an increasing emphasis on reliability, pricing transparency and environmental impacts. The study provides substantiation and a new research and methodology platform for forward-looking edu- cation of energy managers. Its purpose is to equip professionals with knowledge and competencies that they will need for working in emerging technological and organisational and economic systems that will be based on new principles and will function in a turbulent external environment. The global energy education is used as an example of building educational content and methodology for the for- ward-looking training of future energy leaders.

Keywords: 

anticipatory training, global energy education, managerial education, power industry, pro- active management, sustainability.

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