MJ2410 Energy Management 6.0 credits

Energy Management

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 modelling. The course has been developed with the general idea that this broad topic cannot be taught in a conventional way (lectures, written exam etc). Understanding of (energy) systems including managementaspects (such as organisation) is instead facilitated through examples dealing with various issues such as system analysis, technical energy systems, business strategies, new trends, economics and emerging technologies.

What is skill in energy (system) management, one might ask? One way to put it is: “…an ability to foresee and create new possibilities in the future energy system with efficient, economically and environmentally sound solutions...”

Since we thus have to deal with technology, economics and organisation issues in an integrated way we could also refer to it as Energy Business Management. It is therefore also relevant engineering skills for Sustainable Development. It is clear that analytical skills must go hand in hand with skills in communication and leadership.

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

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:

ILO 1: Analyse and model large and complex energy systems on district/city level in a methodological way.

ILO 2: Examine uncertainties connected to future cities and districts through scenarios and sensitivity analysis.

ILO 3: Evaluate the cost efficiency for sustainable energy systems by applying appropriate economic methods.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Degree of Bachelor of Science. Preferably knowledge in Applied thermodynamics (e g MJ1112, 9 ECTS) or the equivalent.

Recommended prerequisites

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Energy Management. Kompendium.

Energy Management. Compendium

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • 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

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Per Lundqvist

Hatef Madani Larijani

Further information

Course web

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Offered by

ITM/Energy Technology

Main field of study *

Mechanical Engineering

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Per Lundqvist, perlundq@energy.kth.se; Hatef Madani Larijani, hatef.madani@energy.kth.se

Ethical approach *

  • 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.

Supplementary information

Replaces 4A1610