MJ2382 Energy Data, Balances and Projections 6.0 credits
Energidata, energibalanser och projektioner
Given the central role of energy in sustainable development, decision-makers need well-grounded insights about the current status and future developments of the energy systems to plan accordingly. The course MJ2382 Energy Data, Balances and Projections gives an in-depth look at how energy demand (electricity and all fuels) in diverse countries can be studied, understood and projected in the future. Key topics of the course are 1) Why strategic national energy analysis, policy and planning require a reliable energy - balance and projections of future energy demand. 2) How to find and deal with energy demand data, 3) How to interpret and use a national energy balance and 4) How to project future energy demand.
The course uses real data and case studies of country energy systems, and will give the student a practical view of how energy systems can be analyzed by looking at energy demands. Lectures and labs by KTH teachers are complemented by seminars given by external experts in the field, such as from the International Energy Agency and the International Atomic Energy Agency.