Engineering, Economics and Regulation of the Electric Power Sector

Photograph of electric power transmission lines.

This course discusses both technical and regulatory issues surrounding electric power systems. (Image by nmrmak on Flickr.)


MIT Course Number

ESD.934 / 6.695 / 15.032J / ESD.162 / 6.974

As Taught In

Spring 2010



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Course Features

Course Description

The course presents an in-depth interdisciplinary perspective of electric power systems, with regulation providing the link among the engineering, economic, legal and environmental viewpoints. Generation dispatch, demand response, optimal network flows, risk allocation, reliability of service, renewable energy sources, ancillary services, tariff design, distributed generation, rural electrification, environmental impacts and strategic sustainability issues will be among the topics addressed under both traditional and competitive regulatory frameworks.

Ignacio Perez-Arriaga. ESD.934 Engineering, Economics and Regulation of the Electric Power Sector, Spring 2010. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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