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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • ESD.126 (Spring 2001) 
  • Course Title:
  • Energy Systems and Economic Development 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Engineering Systems Division 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Dr. Richard D. Tabors 
  • Course Introduction:

  • ESD.126 Energy Systems and Economic Development

    Spring 2001

    Course Highlights

    Students will work in teams to perform a detailed evaluation of the privatization/restructuring of the ASEAN region. In doing so, they will develop a thorough understanding of the processes and progress of each of the selected nations toward restructuring of their energy sector from governmentally controlled to private sector. Among the areas of analysis:
    • The Electric Sector
    • The Gas (and/or liquid fuels) Sector
    • The demand for energy by sector
    • The regulatory, legal, and legislative structure vis a vis energy
    • The role energy in the economic (manufacturing, etc.) structure of the country
    • Mechanism/phasing of reform
    • Attractiveness of reform scheme to private sector players/financiers
    • Probability of overall success of reform program and grading across Critical Success Factors

    Course Description

    A team-based policy research subject focused on evaluation of energy technologies and their implementation within developing countries. Focuses on one or more specific nations, carries out a resource assessment, and develops an energy strategy that is congruent with technical potential, cultural requirements, and environmental constraints.

    *Some translations represent previous versions of courses.


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