Challenges in Energy Markets (Global power plant projects in a changing energy market)
This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.
Module version of WS 2019/20
There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.
Whether the module’s courses are offered during a specific semester is listed in the section Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature below.
|available module versions|
|SS 2021||WS 2020/1||SS 2020||WS 2019/20|
WI001223 is a semester module in English language at Master’s level which is offered in winter semester.
This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.
- Catalogue of soft-skill courses
|Total workload||Contact hours||Credits (ECTS)|
|90 h||30 h||3 CP|
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Courses and Schedule
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Responsible/Coordination: Schwenen, S.
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Learning and Teaching Methods
- Basic knowledge, theoretical concepts and practical examples regarding energy markets are provided through the lecture.
- Controversial discussions and active participation in class are encouraged to deepen understanding of the contents presented.
- Erdmann, G.; Zweifel, P.: Energieökonomik – Theorie und Anwendungen. Springer, 2. Auflage, 2010.
- International Energy Agency, World Energy Outlook
- Konstantin, P.: Praxisbuch Energiewirtschaft. Energieumwandlung, -transport und –beschaffung im liberalisierten Markt. Springer, 2. Auflage, 2009.
- Schiffer, H.-W.: Energiemarkt Deutschland. TÜV-Media, 11. Auflage, 2010.
- Yergin, D.:The Quest-Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World, 2012.
Description of exams and course work
The examination is an unsupervised online Moodle-Test.
The module examination is based on a written exam (60 minutes), which has two parts. The first part (≤ 20%) consists of multiple-choice questions, which test the students’ understanding and basic knowledge of global energy markets, energy projects and manufacturers of energy technologies. The second part (≥ 80%) consists of open questions, where students have to show their ability to analyze and evaluate global energy projects, current developments and the challenges for manufactures of energy technologies, including the successful execution of large-scale power plant projects. Students moreover have to apply their ability to compare various financing models for different power plant types. Further, they have to apply theoretical concepts presented in the lecture.
There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.