ESD.162 Engineering, Economics and Regulation of the Electric Power Sector


Class Info

Provides an in-depth and interdisciplinary look at electric power systems, focusing on regulation as the link among engineering, economic, legal, and environmental viewpoints. Topics include electricity markets, incentive regulation of network issues, retail competition, tariff design, distributed generation, rural electrification, multinational electricity markets, environmental impacts, future of utilities and strategic sustainability issues under both traditional and competitive regulatory frameworks. Background in policy, microeconomics, or engineering desirable.

This class has no prerequisites.

ESD.162 will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by C. Knittel and I. Perez-Arriaga.

Lecture occurs 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in E51-376.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

In the Spring 2016 Subject Evaluations, ESD.162 was rated 5.9 out of 7.0. You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Engineering, Economics and Regulation of the Electric Power Sector site or on the ESD.162 Stellar site.

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