MJ2410 Energy Management 6.0 credits
This course will be discontinued.
Last planned examination: Spring 2024
Decision to discontinue this course:
The course is discontinued at the expiration of the autumn semester 2024 according to a decision by the Dean of the ITM School : M-2022-0606. Decision date: 22/04/2022.
The course is given for the last time during spring semester 2022. Final opportunity for examinationwill be given during spring semester 2024.
The course aims at broadening the students’ abilities to cope with analytic and strategic issues related to energy systems and management through systems thinking and modeling. The course has been developed with the general idea that this broad topic cannot be taught exclusively in a conventional way (lectures, assignments, written exam etc). Instead, the smart urban landscape will be analyzed and scrutinized in an extensive project considering local possibilities for increasing the share of renewable energy, decreasing the demand, local energy production, smart load management, cost effectiveness, waste recovery, smart lifestyles, etc. into account. This is a unique and challenging viewpoint in energy systems, because it takes the high level analysis common for “city managers” and combines it with high resolution focus on individual stakeholders and practical functioning of the techno-economic system.
Content and learning outcomes
Through an integrated programme of lectures, individual studies, workshops, seminars and consultations with teachers, the course content includes:
- Systems thinking and systems analysis
- Energy Economics
- Uncertainty and scenario analysis
- Energy challenges for future cities and districts involving many interested parties and many optimisation criteria. Modelling and simulation of energy systems on district and city level
- Innovative business models for energy systems
- Environment and ecology economy
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- Analyse and model large and complex energy systems on district/city level in a methodological way.
- Examine uncertainties connected to future cities and districts through scenarios and sensitivity analysis.
- Evaluate the cost efficiency for sustainable energy systems by applying appropriate economic methods.
Literature and preparations
Degree of Bachelor of Science. Preferably knowledge in Applied thermodynamics (e g MJ1112, 9 ECTS) or the equivalent.
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- PROA - Project, 4.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
- SEM1 - Seminars, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.
The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.
Other requirements for final grade
- PRO1- Project 4.5 credits, Grading A-F
- SEM1- Seminar 1.5 credits, Grading A-F
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
- In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
- In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.
Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.Course web MJ2410
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