Energy and economy

In the course Energy and Economy, current events regarding energy supply are explored. The points of emphasis of the course lie in the current constraints of today’s energy supply, and in the economic and social viewpoints regarding the issue. With the help of specialists in the field, the selected issues are presented and discussed.

As the technical foundations of generation technology itself will be discussed less, it is advisable to take courses such as Energy Systems I or Energy from Biomass and Residuals before taking this course.

Students interested in this course can sign up until the beginning of the course on the TUMonline portal,


  • Profitability and methods of calculation
  • Renewable energy act (EEG),  regenerative heat act, the combined heat and power law (KWK-Gesetz), Energy savings decree (EnEV), EnWiG
  • Electricity demand and its coverage in the liberalized market
  • Economical factors in thermal power plants
  • Emissions trading, CO2 trading
  • Power plant scheduling, electricity trading, peak load electricity
  • Bioenergy, biofuel technology, market influences, development
  • CO2 trading, Joint Implementation (JI), Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)
  • CO2-free power plants, techniques and status of research

Dates and Information

The lecture will be hold in the winter semester 2021/2022

Duration2 SWS
TermWintersemester 2022/23
Language of instructionGerman


Admission information


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