WIT Press


MANAGERS FOR SUSTAINABLE ELECTRIC POWER INDUSTRY OF TOMORROW



Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SDP-V13-N2-307-315

Volume

Volume 13 (2018), Issue 2

Pages

8

Page Range

307 - 315

Author(s)

L. D. GITELMAN, L. M. GITELMAN & M. V. KOZHEVNIKOV

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 knowledge 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 education 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 forward-looking training of future energy leaders.

Keywords

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