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Gas Economy

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Learning outcomes of course unit

Graduates are able to identify the technical options and restrictions of gas supply and describe the development and current situation of the European gas economy and gas market and the asset-bound specifics of the gas economy.

prerequisites and co-requisites

Fossil Energies, Power-Plant Engineering

course contents

The gas market requires a special structure due to exploration risks, high investments in pipeline construction for transport and limited storage possibilities for natural gas, which is clearly delimited from the market structures of other commodities. Students familiarize themselves with the utilized market design and common marketing methods. Aspects of substitution competition and strategic requirements are analyzed. Data and facts for the strategic position of companies in the natural gas market are collected and interpreted against this background.

recommended or required reading

Cerbe G.: Grundlagen der Gastechnik: Gasbeschaffung, Gasverteilung, Gasverwendung, 8. Auflage, Carl Hanser Verlag, 2016
Braun P.: Revolution im deutschen Gasmarkt: Gabi Gas und ihre Auswirkungen auf die Stadtwerke, 1. Auflage, Igel Verlag, 2014

assessment methods and criteria

Written examination

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recommended optional program components

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type of course unit

Compulsory lecture

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work placement(s)

Not applicable