Annegret Stephan: Katalogdaten im Frühjahrssemester 2020

NameFrau Dr. Annegret Stephan
Adresse
Nachhaltigkeit und Technol. D-MTEC
ETH Zürich, WEV J 419
Weinbergstr. 56/58
8092 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
E-Mailastephan@ethz.ch
DepartementManagement, Technologie und Ökonomie
BeziehungDozentin

NummerTitelECTSUmfangDozierende
363-1115-00LEnergy Innovation and Management Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen 3 KP1VA. Stephan, G. Mavromatidis
KurzbeschreibungFundamental changes in the energy sector, such as more decentralized energy production, challenge the existing business models of organizations such as utilities or technology providers. This course adopts quantitative and qualitative approaches to explore innovation and managerial, organizational and decision-making aspects in the energy sector for the transition to a low-carbon energy system.
LernzielAfter completing the course, students will be able to:
• Understand the challenges occurring in the energy sector and that companies (in or relying on the energy sector) are facing
• Understand the basics of managerial/organizational aspects in the energy sector with a particular focus on energy innovations
• Identify and use the appropriate quantitative energy tools for strategic decision-making in the energy sector
InhaltThis course explores innovation and managerial, organizational and decision-making aspects in the energy sector for the transition towards a low-carbon energy system. The course is split in two parts with a quantitative and a qualitative focus, respectively.

In the first part, students will learn about aspects such as the financial valuation of energy investment decisions and the ways that quantitative energy models of different types can be used to assist with strategic decision-making in the energy sector. Students will be introduced to two types of models: (1) techno-economic analyses of renewable energy generation and storage technologies, and (2) an energy market game which simulates the behavior of utilities in an electricity market. This part of the course will include individual and group assignments.

In the second part, guided by questions like “how does the energy industry change and why” or “how would you make the decision if you were the head of a utility”, the students will understand how firms manage innovations and why they can be difficult to manage even for established firms in the energy sector. This part of the course will be guided as an interactive case study.