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2009/2010 Technology, Policy and Management Master Complex Systems Engineering and Management
Economy of Future Energy Systems
Module Manager
Name E-mail
Dr.ir. I. Bouwmans    I.Bouwmans@tudelft.nl
Name E-mail
Prof.dr. R.W. Kunneke    R.W.Kunneke@tudelft.nl
Contact Hours / Week x/x/x/x
Education Period
Start Education
Exam Period
Different, to be announced
Course Language
Course Contents
In this module the changing technological and economic characteristics of future energy systems is dealt with.
Starting point is the progressing liberalisation of the energy sector that is connected with fundamental technical changes and new social demands, such as those concerning sustainability and environmental protection. Technological and economic aspects are treated of sustainable energy sources, of small-scale energy conversion systems (such as gas turbines and cogeneration systems), and of the application of these systems in the energy infrastructure. Special attention is given to the aspects of small-scalle versus large-scale energy conversion and technical and economic network models.
Study Goals
At the end of this module the students know:
which energy systems will be important in the energy supply in the future;
which technological and economic aspects determine the potential of these systems;
which developments can be expected in the energy sector.
At the end of this module the students can:
make well-founded estimates of the technological and economic characteristics of energy systems;
make a conceptual design of an energy system, given certain technological and social demands;
formulate a balanced opinion on issues in the energy sector.
Education Method
Masterclass, self study, e-discussion (Blackboard), guest lectures.
Literature and Study Materials
Reader spm9534
SEPAM Bachelor;
Students from other faculties need to contact the module manager in advance to show their prior knowledge in the fields of energy technology, economics and policy.
Written exam; sufficient individual participation in the discussions is a prerequisite for taking the exam.
Active participation in discussions during classes and via Blackboard is required. All communication is via the Blackboard pages of spm9534.