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2011/2012 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 change in the energy sector that is connected with fundamental technological changes and 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.
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
Literature and Study Materials
Reader spm9534
First year's SET programme.
Students from other studies 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)
This course is a reduced version of SPM9534. Communication is done via the Blackboard pages of that course.
MSc level