The Newtonian Shift is a facilitated role-playing simulation that allows players to experience decades of energy transition in one day. It features dynamic and fast-paced experiential learning that puts participants in a diverse set of roles: energy producer, private customer, large energy consumer, First Nations, suppliers, grid operator, investors, and government.

Experience the energy transition in action

We have run the simulation for industry associations, energy companies, communities, students, and academics.

The simulation requires a minimum of 16 people to run and can accommodate up to 30. A team of two to three seasoned facilitators delivers the simulation, , which takes approximately 5 hours to complete.

Energy Futures Lab: The Newtonian Shift is a dynamic workshop experience designed to glean insights about the emerging energy transition while delivering the following:
  • Exploring the behaviors, strategic decision-making and business models required for the energy transition that is coming/underway
  • Building stakeholder empathy, via experiencing first hand the perspectives, challenges, priorities and unique needs of diverse stakeholders in different parts of the energy system
  • Sensemaking the energy system, where participants grow their full system awareness while deepening understanding of how the system works and their role within it
  • Exploring the leadership qualities required during transition, at both an organizational and personal level


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