After course completion, you will be able to:
describe and differentiate between the large energy conversion processes and connect them to their resource needs, costs, performance and environmental impact.
analyse how alternative configurations of the energy system (resource extraction to energy services end use) can relate to sustainability, interact with the global sustainability goals and affect national energy security.
explain the underlying logic in key concepts in energy economy modelling, including whole energy system interactions, long-term GHG mitigation scenarios and system flexibility requirements for variable renewable integration.
understand how to reach U4RIA goals so energy modelling activities are accessible to key communities, retrievable, reusable, repeatable, re-constructible, interoperable and auditable.
competently use the Open Source energy Modelling System and FlexTOOL for renewables integration.