Building and Operation of Power Plant under Competitive Market Conditions



Dr.-Ing. Frank-Detlef Drake




Simon Andres

Course Assistant


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Reliability of supply, environmental sustainability, profitability and social acceptance - these are the foundations of energy systems with power generation as its main purpose. But how can such a system be technically and economically optimized? Which policitcal and legal conditions must be obeyed? What does our power generation system look like today and which changes do we expect in the future? How does the energy market work today and where is its development leading to? Which challenges are brought up with the modification of power generation systems and which technical and economical options exist?

These question are brought up in the lecture, dealing with the following topics:

  • Importance and characteristics of electricity as energy
  • Energy politics
  • Legislations in Germand and in the EU
  • Power generation technologies: applications, environmental impacts, construction and deconstruction, operation and maintenance
  • Grids and storage
  • Electricity markets and power plant operation

The lecture is amended by an excursion to exciting on-site locations.

The course language is German.