This course provides students with comprehensive knowledge on methods for optimizing operation and design of energy systems and methods for analyzing market impacts of energy and environmental policies with emphasis on both theory and solution of actual models. The course also covers linear and nonlinear programming and complementarity methods for market simulation.

Course prerequisites: 

575.611 Economic Foundations for Public Decision Making and 575.608 Optimization Methods for Public Decision Making or equivalent courses in intermediate microeconomics and optimization methods (linear programming), or permission of instructor.

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