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Energy Markets

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: ET00BN44
Curriculum: ETE 2023
Level: Bachelor of Engineering
Year of Study: 3 (2025)
Semester: Spring
Credits: 5 cr
Responsible Teacher: Niemelä, Riitta
Language of Instruction: English

Courses During the Year 2025

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeLanguage
3001ETE2023-3B2025-01-07 – 2025-04-30English

Learning Outcomes

Course objectives
The goal of the course is to introduce the student to electricity supply industry and the concepts from microeconomics that are essential for the understanding of electricity markets. The course focuses the analysis of the operation of power systems in a competitive environment with key focus on the operation of energy markets.

Learning outcome
The objective of the course is directed at the following learning outcome and competences:
acquiring knowledge about microeconomics and electricity markets
developing a solid understanding of how electricity markets operate in a competitive and monopolistic environment.
help them develop innovative solutions to problems that vary in subtle ways from country to country, from market to market and from company to company.

Student's Workload

Total hours are 135 of which 45 h scheduled studies and 90 h autonomous studies.
The assessment of student’s own learning 1h is included in contact lessons.


Models of competition, basics of microeconomics, electricity markets, and participating in ancillary markets and investing in generation.

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

Fundamentals of Power System Economics, 2004, Daniel Kirschen Goran Strbac

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures, Teamwork and Project work.

Assessment Criteria

1: The student is able, with guidance, to utilise the methods learnt during the study unit.
3: The student is able to utilise the methods learnt during the study unit independently.
5: The student is able to utilise the methods learnt during the study unit independently and is able apply the learnt knowledge in new contexts.

Assessment Methods

Active participation, team works, exams and project work.