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School of Engineering
ENERGY ENGINEERING
Course unit
ENERGY ECONOMICS
INM0017109, A.A. 2018/19

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
ENERGY ENGINEERING
IN0528, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ENERGY ECONOMICS
Website of the academic structure https://elearning.unipd.it/dii/course/view.php?id=473
Department of reference Department of Industrial Engineering
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/dii/course/view.php?idnumber=2018-IN0528-000ZZ-2017-INM0017109-N0
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge ARTURO LORENZONI SECS-P/06

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines SECS-P/06 Applied Economics 9.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 9.0 72 153.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 01/10/2018
End of activities 18/01/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2014 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
9 A.A. 2018/19 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 LORENZONI ARTURO (Presidente)
BIGNUCOLO FABIO (Membro Effettivo)
TURRI ROBERTO (Supplente)
8 A.A. 2017/18 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 LORENZONI ARTURO (Presidente)
CALDON ROBERTO (Membro Effettivo)
BIGNUCOLO FABIO (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: No one specific basic knowledge is required; in general, the skills gained in the previous years allow to follow the course properly
Target skills and knowledge: Achieving a basic knowledge of energy markets and evaluating energy investments. The student will be able to make a market analysis and to manage a project from the economic and technical perspective
Examination methods: Two written tests during the teaching time. If the vote is > or = 22/30 the vote can be registered, otherwise a oral esamination is required.
5 exams during the year: February, March, June, July, September
The test is based on the ability to manage autonomous decisions related to energy
Assessment criteria: Knowledge of the topics seen during the lessons and ability to solve exercises on investment decisions. It is required the ability to manage in autonomous way energy supply related problems
Course unit contents: Energy sector basic knowledge. Exaustible resources economic analysis, the Hotelling rule, the role of financial markets. Prices and market of fossil fuels. Market equilibria under competition, oligopoly and monopoly. Economic evaluation of energy investments; the role of uncertainty. The electricity sector, organization and operation.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Front lessons and classwork on investment choice. Literature is suggested for more in deep study. Some discussion on topics taken from media are made in class, to stimulate the critical analysis and the ability to defend a point
Additional notes about suggested reading: • Giancarlo Pireddu, Economia dell’energia. I fondamenti. Dispense online, Università degli Studi di Pavia, 2009.
• L. De Paoli, A. Lorenzoni, Economia e politica delle fonti rinnovabili e della cogenerazione, FrancoAngeli, Milano, 1999
• Arturo Lorenzoni, Il risparmio Energetico, Il Mulino, 2012
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Lorenzoni A., Zingales G. et Al., Dispense di Economia delle Fonti di Energia. Padova: Cleup, 2014. Coprono una parte del programma Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Interactive lecturing

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Affordable and Clean Energy Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure Sustainable Cities and Communities Responsible Consumption and Production Climate Action