Ing Ind - Inf (Mag.)(ord. 270) - BV (477) ENERGY ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA ENERGETICA
097350 - MANAGEMENT OF ENERGY AND SUSTAINABILITY
Ing Ind - Inf (Mag.)(ord. 270) - BV (479) MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA GESTIONALE
097350 - MANAGEMENT OF ENERGY AND SUSTAINABILITY
The course aims at providing knowledge, skills and tools needed for analyzing, understanding and assessing strategic decisions about energy and sustainability. The course offers instruments to analyse the context, understand the main trends and phenomena affecting the energy industry, assess the different alternatives a company has in the management of energy and sustainability.
The course starts by providing a global framework of the energy sources and uses and of the strategic role of energy and sustainability for firms. Then, it focuses on the market and industry dynamics related to “traditional” sources (oil&gas), as well as renewable sources (such as photovoltaic and wind energy). Energy efficiency and the emerging paradigms of energy communities, digital energy, smart cities and smart mobility are further investigated. The role of technological innovation and of the regulatory framework in the above mentioned industries is assessed providing students with a comprehensive view of the phenomena.
The discussion of business cases and examples, together with the presence of presentations by executives and managers, will encourage students to examine and get familiar with the abovementioned theories and models as well as their practitional implications.
Risultati di apprendimento attesi
EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES
MsC Learning goals – Management Engineering
Expected learning outcomes
DdD 1: Knowledge and understanding
Understand context, global framework, market and industry dynamics
Understand and interpret the role of sustainability in the current competitive environment and its evolution
Understand the market and industry dynamics in the energy industry
Understand the impact of the technological innovation and of the regulatory framework in the fields of sustainability and energy
DdD 2: Applying knowledge and understanding
Identify and manage key issues in energy and sustainability management within firms
Apply the appropriate tools to analyze the competitive environment in the energy industry
Identify the critical decisions in the management of energy and sustainability within firms
Discern and select the appropriate strategic approaches to energy and sustainability management
Identify the main opportunities to launch new businesses in these fields
Basics of energy & sustainability. Energy sources and uses at global level, Top Countries in production and usage of energy, The concept of Sustainability as better use of resources, Diffusion of the concept of Sustainability in global firms. Emission Trading Scheme (ETS).
The electricity sector. Industry organization. Power generation and the wholesale market. Power generation technology perspectives: investment and production costs. Networks and Retail. Energy storage systems: technology and market overview.
Market and industry dynamics in traditional energy industries. Global Market dynamics, Technologies & Business Models (Revenues, Margins, Organization) in the production of electricity from hydrocarbons and in the oil&gas industry. Analysis of top players at global and European level.
Market and industry dynamics in renewable energy industries. Global Market dynamics, Technologies & Business Models (Revenues, Margins, Organization) in renewables (PV, Wind, Biomasses, Hydro, CSP, Thermal Solar, CHP,…). Analysis of top players at global and European level. The evolution of the regulatory framework in Europe related to energy production from renewable energy sources and its impact on industry dynamics.
Market and industry dynamics in energy efficiency. Global Market dynamics, Technologies & Business Models (Revenues, Margins, Organization) in energy efficiency for buildings and for industrial processes. Analysis of top players at global and European level. The evolution of the regulatory framework in Europe related to energy consumption and energy efficiency (incentives, obligations, certifications) and its impact on industry dynamics.
Smart Ecosystems. The role of digital technologies in the energy management. Integrating new technologies for producing, using and storing energy in local environments (energy communities) as well as in cities (smart cities). Business cases and examples of energy communities, smart cities and smart grids. Emerging trends (e.g., electrification, sharing, autonomous driving) that are reshaping "traditional" mobility towards "smart mobility".
Circular Economy. The role of circular economy in spreading sustainability concept among companies and related strategic implications at company level.
The lectures will be supplemented by the active class discussion of business cases and by real-world examples, also with the involvement of company representatives.
Modalità di valutazione
The final course evaluation is based on:
Oral exam: it is based on the topics of the course and is intended to evaluate a student’s ability to discuss and link different topics.
Project work: The project should take the form of a systematic analysis of one of the topic covederd in the course, by making use of the concepts and instruments discussed in class; it is to be implemented in a group of 4-5 students. The project is intended to evaluate a student’s ability to critically analyse a novel problem and discuss possible alternative solutions, by integrating different perspectives and contributions emerging in the team.
Composition of the final grade: Oral exam = 70%; Project work (report and presentation) = 30%.
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