15 032J - Engineering, Economics and Regulation of the Electric Power Sector

Description
Prereq: 14.01, 22.081, IDS.060, or permission of instructor. 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 utilities, retail competition, tariff design, distributed generation, rural electrification, multinational electricity markets, environmental impacts, and the future of utilities and strategic sustainability issues under both traditional and competitive regulatory frameworks. Background in policy, microeconomics, or engineering desirable. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.
Credits
12
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Recent Semesters
Spring 2020
Offered
TuTh
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