The course will give an introduction to Optimization of Energy Systems. It presents problems related to balancing energy supply and demand, utilization of different types of resources and conversion processes with due consideration to both investment and running costs as well as the stochastic nature of the behaviour of systems. The course also covers use of tools such as Monte Carlo Simulation.


The aims of this course are to:

  • Explain how complex systems like energy systems can be handled to meet different criteria or objectives
  • Expose students to the techniques used by professionals to match energy requirement to available resources
  • Describe how investment and running costs affect the cost of energy and how these affect efficiency
  • Provide students wit an introduction to advanced techniques of modeling and optimizing energy systems
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