Professional Development Classes
In-depth Introduction to Electricity Markets (March 15-16, 2016)
This in-depth introductory, in-person course is designed for those with a limited knowledge of the electric power system and restructured electricity markets. It provides an overview of the industry, focusing on the linkages among power system engineering, markets, regulatory policy, and business strategies. Specific examples and actual market data are used to illustrate basic principles and ideas.
Introduction to the Electric Power Industry (March 14, 2016)
This full day, in-person course is designed for those with no to little knowledge of the electric power industry. It provides an overview of the industry including how the power grid works, major players, wholesale and retail electricity markets, and future trends and directions.
Cost Benefit Analysis of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Projects (March 17, 2016)
This full day, in-person course is designed for those with no or limited experience with conducting or using cost benefit analysis of energy efficiency, demand response and renewable energy projects and programs. This course covers the theory and practice of cost benefit analysis including the topics of time value of money, discount rates, monetizing non-market costs and benefits such as environmental externalities, the five major types of cost benefit analyses conducted for energy efficiency programs, uncertainty analysis, and data collection challenges.
970:620 – Energy Sustainability and Policy (Spring 2016)
Familiarize students with the major issues associated with sustainable energy policy and planning and develop their abilities to conduct and assess energy related studies and their economic, environmental and social implications. The approach is to learn and think about energy sustainability in an interdisciplinary manner. Although this course is intended for Bloustein planning and policy students and students in the Nanotechnology for Clean Energy NSF IGERT and Sustainable Fuels Solutions for the 21st Century NSF IGERT, all graduate students and select undergraduate students interested in energy sustainability are welcome.
10:775:202 – Climate Change, Public Health and Policy (Spring 2016)
Our changing climate is one of the greatest threats to public health and societies in general. Broad scientific agreement finds that the world’s climate is changing, which will likely include more variable weather, heat waves, flooding, droughts, more intense storms, sea level rise, and air pollution. Climate change is both a global issue but with regional implications that will vary across populations and geographies. This course investigates the intersection of climate change, public health and public policies in order to understand the problem, its severity, and be able to analyze various public policies responses.
Byrne Seminar: Climate Change and Energy Sustainability (Spring 2016)
This seminar introduces first-year students to the major issues surrounding climate change and energy sustainability. It describes the various ways energy is produced and consumed, the environmental impacts of greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental pollutants, the intersection of energy and international security, and surveys various policy responses at the state, federal and international level.