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EEC Alumni Spotlight – Bulb Energy, Caitlin Connell

GMC Certificate Achievers & EEC Alumni Spotlight

Bulb Energy – Caitlin Connell

The European Energy Centre (EEC) is pleased to focus on the achievements of those who have attended EEC courses and attained the internationally recognised Galileo Master Certificate to further their careers in the Green and Sustainable Energy sectors.

The EEC, which works with the United Nations Environment Programme and major universities to promote best practice in Green and Sustainable Energy, this month is delighted to speak with Caitlin Connell of Bulb Energy, who is studying to achieve the Green Energy Consultant Expert Certificate, and has attended the Energy Storage and Renewable Energy Management & Finance courses at the University of London.

Bulb Energy

1. Hi Caitlin: what is your current expertise and how does this relate to the renewable energy field?

I studied Chemistry for my undergraduate studies, before studying MSc Science, Technology and Society. Following my Masters, I now work at Bulb within the Solar team. 

2. Why did you choose to train with the European Energy Centre in order to take the exam for the internationally recognised Galileo Master Certificate?

I chose to train with the EEC primarily due to the range of courses on offer across the spectrum of Renewable Energy: including broader topics such as Renewable Energy Solutions as well as more specific areas like Energy Storage and Electric Vehicles. Additionally, the EEC courses are taught by lecturers with rich and varied careers in the industry

“Essentially, the courses have enriched my understanding of energy services and the energy sector, which in turn is assisting me with my current role and has given me a more informed view of where my career can progress.”

– Caitlin Connell, Bulb Energy

3. What are the skills that you gained with the European Energy Centre?

The Green Energy Consultant Expert Certificate courses gave me the opportunity to learn about energy services in much more depth. There was a nice balance of technical knowledge alongside wider knowledge enabling me to understand the energy industry as a whole and key players within it. The lecturers were very knowledgeable, with lifetimes of experience in the sector.

4. How will you apply these skills to your career, either directly or indirectly?

I have already shared knowledge from the Energy Storage and Renewable Energy Management & Finance courses within the team and will continue to do so after attending the third. Essentially, the courses have enriched my understanding of energy services and the energy sector, which in turn is assisting me with my current role and has given me a more informed view of where my career can progress.

Limited places are available for the next Green Energy Consultant Expert Certificate courses:

Renewable Energy Management and Finance, University of London: 28th - 29th January 2020

Energy Storage, University of London: 21st November 2019

If you would like more details on this pathway, or would like to register, please email [email protected] for more information. Alternatively, you can call us on +44 (0)131 446 9479.

To receive more information or to book your place on the Green Energy Consultant Expert Certificate: