Course code Ener4012

Credit points 2

Power Supply Economics

Total Hours in Course80

Number of hours for lectures16

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes8

Number of hours for laboratory classes8

Independent study hours48

Date of course confirmation16.03.2011

Responsible UnitInstitute of Energetics

Course developer

author prof.

Aigars Laizāns

Dr. sc. ing.

Course abstract

Overview of the usable forms of renewable and conventional energy in Latvia and EU, the economic and technological diversity and interdependence of economic and technological parameters of energy is being acquired. Local energy resources (biomass, peat, etc.) and other alternative energy sources evaluation, and economic characteristics of electricity supply facilities are being studied. Entrepreneurship particularities in energy use in Latvia and European Union are being evaluated.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

• Knowledge - about the energy sector influence on the economy - the theoretical and practical aspects;
• skills - assessment of energy projects from technical , technological, social and commercial aspects, linking them to financial and economic factors;
• competence - the commercialization of energy project evaluation, economic and financial aspects of the assessment.

Compulsory reading

1. Doty S., Turner W.C. Energy Management Handbook. 7th edition. The Fairmont Press: GA., 2009. 847 p.
2. Muška A. Uzņēmējdarbības pamatkurss. Mācību līdzeklis, Rīga, 2006. 136 lpp.

Further reading

1. Galiņš A., Kanceviča L., Laizāns A. (2008) Alternatīvās enerģētikas iekārtas. Mācību grāmata. Jelgava: LLU, 2008. 316 lpp.