Energy Data, Balances and Projections
Upon successfully completing this course the student should be able to:
- ILO 1: Explain why policy and planning for developing sustainable national energy systems require a reliable energy balance, and projections of future energy demand.
- ILO2: Interpret the main aspects of a national energy balance and its usage.
- ILO 3: Make judgments regarding the usage of bottom-up or top-down methods for projecting energy demand relevant to specific applications
- ILO 4: Gather energy-related data for analyzing the current and future energy demand of a country.
- ILO 5: Starting from a national energy balance, create the structure of a model to project energy demand
- ILO 6: Develop future energy demand projections for a country using ´bottom-up´ methods
- ILO 7: Develop future energy demand projections for a country using ´top-down´ method
The course will be organized as a combination of lectures, computer labs, mandatory seminars, project report and an exam. Lectures and labs will be delivered by some local and external experts coming form various research organizations. The course will be taught both by KTH lecturers and guest lecturers from organizations such as the International Energy Agency (IEA) and UN-DESA. After completion of all computer labs students will be required to do one seminars followed by a detailed project report and an exam at the end of course. The course instructors will provide appropriate projects list during the first two weeks of the course. Each projects report will be completed by group of 3 to 4 students. The project report should be documented in a written report in English and also the peer review of project report of opponent group will be done by each group. For the mandatory seminar during the course, the students will prepare the presentation of their progress in the computer lab exercises they performed.
The student will gain exposure to energy data classification, collection and projections activities of the International Energy Agency (IEA), the UN Statistical Division (UN Stats) as well as the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
- Francesco Fuso-Nerini Examiner, Course responsible