European Energy Business PT
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Chosen Themes for Energy Generation (T)

level of course unit


Learning outcomes of course unit

Based on a techno-economic view over existing power generation plants, the course puts the students in a position to acquire a basic knowledge about the structure and the functionality of today’s power plants as well as the storage technologies for electric energy. They should also be able to make accurate statements about the European energy market and the resulting economic evaluation of production units.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

Generation in the energy industry environment
Electricity pricing in competition and future market models
Relevance of balancing energy and system services
Overview of current generation projects
Emission reduction measures
Storage technologies for electricity
Future development of energy markets
Die „Energiewende Deutschlands“ (The Energy Transition in Germany)
Future relevance of balancing energy
Future demands on transport and distribution networks
Analysis of relevant studies (DENA etc.)
Integration of decentralized generation units in existing network infrastructure
Smart grids

recommended or required reading

Strauß, K.: Kraftwerkstechnik zur Nutzung fossiler, nuklearer und regenerativer Quellen, Springer, Berlin 2006

assessment methods and criteria

Paper, Presentation

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


course-hours-per-week (chw)


planned learning activities and teaching methods

not applicable

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Dr. Ing. Michael Fiedeldey

year of study


recommended optional program components

not applicable

course unit code


type of course unit


mode of delivery

in-class course

work placement(s)

not applicable