15.017 Planning, Policy, and Technology for Energy Access in Developing Countries (New)


Class Info

Introduces students to the complex challenges of providing universal energy access in developing countries. Examines the technical, political, and social trade-offs inherent in designing energy solutions that can ensure universal access, particularly for very poor, sometimes remote communities. Discusses several aspects of energy poverty including electrification, heating, and cooking, and reviews the range of technologies being developed to meet these needs. Students make extensive use of optimization models to plan on- and off-grid energy systems, and discover how to use these models within the existing social, political, regulatory, and financial constraints.

This class has no prerequisites.

15.017 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by Y. Borofsky, I. Perez-Arriaga and R. Stoner.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

You can find more information at the Universal Access Lab - MIT & IIT-Comillas site.

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