Energy Economics

  • Prof. Dr. Valentin Bertsch
  • Lisa Altieri
  • Stefan Flamme
  • Leonie Plaga
  • Course (3 SWS)
  • Exercise (1 SWS)
  • every Summer Semester
  • German
  • Thursday 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • HIB
  • aexcept on 25.6.20

Pre- and postprocessing
Including Examination:
120 h Private Study

Presence time:
60 h Attendance Study

Written Exam, Test Performance / 90 Minutes,
Percentage of module grade: 100%

Energy Economics

After an introduction to the energy industry and energy policy, energy demand worldwide and in Germany is presented. Then reserves and resources as well as the development of demand for the various primary energy carriers are discussed and the respective markets are addressed. Then the climate-relevant emissions and air pollutants associated with energy conversion and their mechanisms of origin are considered. Subsequently, the secondary and final energy carriers electricity, heat and hydrogen including the corresponding markets are considered. The last two parts of the course focus on the transport and storage of energy and the digitalization of the energy industry.

The course enables the students to understand the basic interrelations in the energy industry and to judge developments themselves.

The exercise deepens the lecture material with calculation examples.


Learning Goals and Competencies

The students...

...are familiar with the state of the art of modern engineering research in the field of their major field of study. They have acquired in-depth, interdisciplinary methodological competence and are able to apply it according to the situation. They also have the ability to network and think critically. They have practiced initial approaches to scientific learning and thinking.

The students can:

  • model and solve engineering problems,
  • to solve complex mathematical problems in physical systems using suitable interdisciplinary methods,
  • Transfer knowledge/skills to concrete engineering problems.