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BL20A1500 Energy Scenarios, 6 cr 
Code BL20A1500  Validity 01.08.2015 -
Name Energy Scenarios  Abbreviation Energy Scenario 
Credits6 cr   
TypeBasic studies  
  Grading scaleStudy modules 0-5,P/F 
  Eligibility for post-graduate studiesYes
    Allowed to study several timesno
Organisation LUT School of Energy Systems 

Christian Breyer 
Michael Child 
Ashish Gulagi 

Description by Study Guide
Note  Location: Lappeenranta 
Year  M.Sc. (Tech.) 2 
Period  1-2 
Teaching Language  English 
Teacher(s) in Charge 

Professor, D.Sc. (Tech.) Christian Breyer


Upon completion of the course the student will be able to: 1. Describe the sustainability requirements of future energy systems as the major guard rail for the energy transformation. 2. Analyse energy transformation scenarios and identify the key technologies and setups for sustainable energy progress. 3. Describe the energy transformation in all sectors, the major technologies, the required transformation period and entire system cost optimization. 4. Describe the special role of power technologies for the energy transformation. 5. Recognize the difference between standard levelized cost ofenergy and total societal cost of energy.


The course comprises the key elements of energy scenarios: demand, supply, cost, constraints. Energy demand is an aggregate of power, heat, cooling, mobility, agriculture and industrial energy needs. The demand has tobe matched with supply of energy fulfilling sustainability criteria, safety requirements and societal acceptance for the least cost. A complete set of demand curves, technical characteristics of all major technologies, current and projected technology costs and emission factors are taken into account for sustainable energy transformation pathway formulation. The special relevance ofwind energy and solar photovoltaics, the increasing relevance of power technologies,the role of storage technologies and the necessity of societal cost of energy are discussed in detail. Real scenarios for Finland, Europe and the World used as references.

Teaching Methods 

1st period lectures 14 h, exercises 14 h. 2ndperiod lectures 14 h, exercises 14 h, presentation/oral examination 1 h. Independent study 99 h. Total workload 156 h.

Suitability for doctoral studies (Yes/Leave empty)  Yes 
Examination in Examination schedule (Yes/No)  No 
Examination in Moodle (Yes/No)  No 
Examination in Exam (Yes/No)  No 
Assessment scale and assessment methods 

0-5, presentation/oral examination 100 %

Course Materials 

Material handed out in class and made available on Moodle.


BL20A1300 Energy Resources and BL20A1400 Renewable Energy Technology (at least one of the two courses); BH40A0101 Renewable Energy is also suited as prerequisite

Places for exchange-students? (Yes, number/No)  max 15 
Places for Open University Students?(Yes, number/No)  max 5 

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