Electricity Policy and Economics module (CP52071)

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The aims of the module are to convey an economic and institutional knowledge of the electric power sector and to develop the capacity for analysing the economic and policy issues of the electric power sector. The intended learning outcomes of the module are an understanding of the workings of the electric power industry and its economic fundamentals, and the skills to evaluate power system resources and their implications for competition or regulation. The module is designed for an interdisciplinary audience. It is delivered through lectures, problem sets, and virtual direction. It is assessed through the problem sets, an essay, and an examination. Familiarity with microeconomics principles or numerical techniques is not required but would be helpful.