He is a co-director for infrastructure system analysis research within the STEPS/NextSTEPS program.
TTP 289A-002 Energy Modeling for Policy Analysis
The course will familiarize students with building energy models for policy analysis. We will explore several facets of energy systems modeling including supply and demand, energy technologies, emissions, technological change and diffusion, scenario analysis, and uncertainty. We will also introduce techniques for policy analysis. The students will learn to integrate multi-disciplinary knowledge, build analytical tools, conduct alternative scenario analysis, and carry out sensitivity and uncertainty analysis. The student will be introduced to several genres of energy models and will be required to complete a number of model building exercises using Excel, other tools introduced in class, or developed by students based on his/her own skills (advanced knowledge of computer programming is not a requisite for this class). Students will become familiar with forecasting energy use and demands, gain experience of building techno!economic models, and develop skills for policy analysis. Assignments will draw on real-life policy problems at the state, federal, and international level.