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.

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Mechanical Engineering
  • Grading scale

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

Course offerings

Spring 19 for programme students

Spring 20 for programme students

Intended learning outcomes

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 students, after accomplishment of this course, will be able to

  • Analyze the energy systems by applying the principles of system thinking
  • Model large and complex energy systems methodologically
  • Evaluate cost-effectiveness of energy systems by applying proper economic measures
  • Describe the principles of environmental and ecological economics
  • Explain the important factors to measure the overall sustainability of different energy mixes

  • Understand the importance of business model innovation for diffusion of sustainable energy technologies.

Course main content

Main topics that will be covered in the course are:

•System analysis,  systems thinking  and  Energy Systems 

•Methods for evaluation of large and complex energy systems and Energy system modeling

•People's understandinig about Energy and user behavior 

•Energy Economics

•Energy portfolio sustainability management

•"Business logics in modern energy systems .

Eligibility

Bachelor of science degree. Preferably with knowledge in Applied Thermodynamics (example MJ1112, 9 ECTS) or corresponding.

Literature

Energy Management. Kompendium.

Energy Management compendium

Examination

  • PROA - Project, 4.5, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • SEM1 - Seminars, 1.5, grading scale: P, F

Requirements for final grade

Project (PRO1; 4,5 ECTS)
Seminar (SEM1; 1,5 ECTS)

Offered by

ITM/Energy Technology

Contact

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

Examiner

Hatef Madani Larijani <hatef.madani@energy.kth.se>

Per Lundqvist <per.lundqvist@energy.kth.se>

Supplementary information

Replaces 4A1610

Version

Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2017.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2016.