Experience the energy transition in action

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 participants. A team of two to three trained facilitators are required to deliver the simulation, which takes approximately 5-6 hours to complete.

Throughout the course of this simulation, participants will: 

  • Explore the behaviours, strategic decision-making and business models required to accelerate the global energy transition 
  • Build stakeholder empathy by becoming immersed in new perspectives, challenges, priorities and the unique needs of diverse stakeholders influencing the energy system
  • Make sense of the energy system by employing systems thinking to better understand how the system works and people’s roles within it
  • Explore the leadership qualities required during transition, at both an organizational and personal level


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