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2010/2011 Technology, Policy and Management Master Complex Systems Engineering and Management
Technology and Economy of Future Energy Systems
Module Manager
Name E-mail
Dr.ir. I. Bouwmans    I.Bouwmans@tudelft.nl
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Education Period
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Course Language
On the basis of recent scientific literature, a number of topical themes is treated. These may include: distributed generation; networks; sustainable energy; environmental policy; future images and scenarios.
Course Contents
In this module the changing technological and economic characteristics of future energy systems is dealt with.

Starting point is the change in the energy sector that is connected with fundamental technological 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, 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 aspects of energy systems determine their potential in the energy supply of the future;
= how the various themes and aspects are related;
= which developments can be expected in the energy sector.

At the end of this module the students can:
= can formulate well-founded descriptions 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 advice on issues in the energy sector.
Education Method
self study, e-discussion (Blackboard), discussion, guest lectures, master-class
Computer Use
E-discussion on Blackboard.
Literature and Study Materials
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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 (on the computer); active participation in the discussions during class and on Blackboard is a prerequisite for taking the exam.
Enrolment / Application
Via Blackboard.
Master students.