Carnegie Mellon University

Management in Electric Power Systems and Electricity Markets

Course Number: 45977

● Cyber-physical attacks to energy infrastructure, the climate change turmoil, the quest for utility-scale battery technology innovation, the burning matters of retiring nuclear and coal units that are hard to be properly replaced, and the ever-going discussion about the structure and organization of the recently deregulated electricity markets require leadership vision and robust management mind-set. All these current matters fall on top of the challenging nature of electricity itself (following highly variable demand, hardly stored efficiently and in bulk, catastrophic socioeconomic effects when black-outs occur, dependent on highly diverse primary sources of energy, etc). Multiple entities ranging from regulators implementing political decisions, operators handling day-to-day operation and all the way to customers’ associations require for multi-objective decision- making at many levels and facades of the industry, while considering the changing environment and planning for the adoption of innovation, standardization and upcoming policy. In this course all the aforementioned parameters and concerns as seen, developed and implemented by all stakeholders in the field, through both their actions and their interactions will be presented and discussed.
● Basic understanding of markets operation is required. Some prior knowledge of optimization theory will be helpful, but not required.

Degree: MBA
Concentration: Sustainability
Academic Year: 2020-2021
Semester(s): Mini 3
Required/Elective: Elective
Units: 6


Lecture: 100min/wk and Recitation: 50min/wk