MIT Energy Initiative
Energy Classes at MIT

Engineering, Economics, and Regulation of the Electric Power Sector

Meets Energy Minor Requirements

Elective

Instructor

Class Number

6.695

Level

Graduate

Term

Spring

Description

Provides an in-depth and interdisciplinary look at electric power systems, focusing on regulation as the link among engineering, economic, legal, and environmental viewpoints. Topics include electricity markets, incentive regulation of network utilities, retail competition, tariff design, distributed generation, rural electrification, multinational electricity markets, environmental impacts, future of utilities and strategic sustainability issues under both traditional and competitive regulatory frameworks. Background in policy, microeconomics, or engineering desirable.

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