Energy Systems Short Course

A short course on analysing the financial, technical, and environmental performance of energy projects.

About:

The Energy Systems course centres on practical, hands-on, modelling exercises. Participants will make and develop their own spreadsheet models throughout the course, and will learn how to answer questions such as: is a proposed wind farm or gas turbine a good investment? What is the probability that it will earn a commercial rate of return? What is the best financing structure for the project?

Participation is open to University of Melbourne PhD students and staff of MEInetwork18 partners. If you would like to attend and are a PhD student please fill out the application form
OR if you are a partner employee contact Ruby Brown: ruby.brown@unimelb.edu.au

Classes Include:

  • The fundamentals of finance
  • The Levelised Cost of Energy (LCOE)
  • Sensitivity analyses
  • Tools for financial analysis under uncertainty
  • Problem-based learning via investment case studies

Teacher:

Dr John Burgess is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, author of several works on energy investment, and previously a senior executive in the energy industry.

When:

The course will run over 10 weekday evenings and during the day on weekends, from 16 July to 29 July, at the University of Melbourne. The small class will consist of approximately half MEInetwork18 industry participants and half graduate students. The assessment for the course will be an assignment on the second case study, completed over the two weeks following the final class.

DateVenue
Monday 16 July, 4:30pm to 9pmRoom 356, Arts West North Wing
Wednesday 18 July, 4:30pm to 9pmRoom 356, Arts West North Wing
Thursday 19 July, 4:30pm to 9pmRoom 356, Arts West North Wing
Saturday 21 July 2018, 10am to 2:30pmRoom 356, Arts West North Wing
Sunday 22 July 2018, 10am to 2:30pmRoom 356, Arts West North Wing
Monday 23 July, 4:30pm to 9pmRoom 311, Engineering Block E
Wednesday 25 July, 4:30pm to 9pmRoom 311,  Engineering Block E
Thursday 26 July, 4:30pm to 9pmRoom 311,  Engineering Block E
Saturday 28 July, 10am to 2:30pmRoom 356, Arts West North Wing
Sunday 29 July, 10am to 2:30pmRoom 356, Arts West North Wing

*Note that venues and times may be subject to change.

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