MJ3382 Energy Data, Balances and Projections 6.0 credits

Energidata, energibalanser och projektioner

  • Education cycle

    Third cycle
  • Main field of study

  • Grading scale

    P, F

At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.

Intended learning outcomes

This course is intended to teach the student on how to read, use and do national-level energy systems balances and projections.

Intended learning outcomes: 

  • Motivate why strategic national energy analysis, policy and planning require a reliable energy - balance and projections of future energy demand.
  • Understand the links between human activities, the need for energy services and the energy required to drive them.
  • Understand the classification of energy data as it pertains to developing a national energy balance.
  • Understand the mechanics of a national energy balance.
  • Gain insight into the various methodologies used to project future energy demand.
  • Understand and gather relevant (energy, social and economic) data required to develop both a national energy balance and future demand projections.
  • Learn and apply relevant software tools and use the gathered data for a static as well as future energy scenario assessment

Course main content

The course will be conducted in the 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).  


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Completed Bachelor's Degree within Engineering / Natural Sciences Programme or equivalent knowledge


The course literature is by the lectures material and multiple optional readings that will be suggested after each lecture/lab.


  • PRO1 - Projekt, 3.0, grading scale: P, F
  • SEM1 - Seminars, 1.0, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Exam, 2.0, grading scale: P, F

Requirements for final grade

In order to complete this course, students must:

• Attend the 3 lab sessions (please note that there will be an attendance list, kindly let the instructors know in advance if there is any important reason to skip them).

• Submit one deliverable corresponding to each lab (e.g. 3 in total). These deliverables are graded on a P/F basis and the relevant instructions are provided in the lab description documents.

• Submit the final 3 credit project report. This will be graded on an A-F basis.

• Attend the 1 credit seminar where you present your results and are also the opponent to another group

• Take the 2 credit final exam which is graded on an A-F basis and will consist of both multiple choice and open questions.

Final grade = 0.6*Project grade + 0.4*Exam grade

Offered by

ITM/Energy Technology


Mark Howells <mark.howells@energy.kth.se>


Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2019.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2019.