Grok It and Use It: Teaching Energy Systems Modeling

22 Pages Posted: 10 Jan 2023

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Iegor Riepin

Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg

Smaranda Sgarciu

BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg Chair of Energy Economics

Maximilian Bernecker

Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg

Thomas Möbius

Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg

Felix Müsgens

Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg

Date Written: January 9, 2023

Abstract

This article details our experience developing and teaching an “Energy Systems Modeling” course, which sought to introduce graduate-level students to operations research, energy economics, and system modeling using the General Algebraic Modeling System (GAMS). In this paper, we focus on (i) the mathematical problems discussed in the course, (ii) the energy-related empirical interpretations of these mathematical problems, and (iii) the best teaching practices (i.e., our experiences regarding how to make the content interesting and accessible for students).

Keywords: Energy Systems, Mathematical Programming, Optimization, Teaching

JEL Classification: A2, C6

Suggested Citation

Riepin, Iegor and Sgarciu, Smaranda and Bernecker, Maximilian and Möbius, Thomas and Müsgens, Felix, Grok It and Use It: Teaching Energy Systems Modeling (January 9, 2023). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4320978 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4320978

Iegor Riepin

Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg

Smaranda Sgarciu (Contact Author)

BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg Chair of Energy Economics ( email )

Siemens-Halske-Ring 13
Cottbus, DE Brandenburg 03046
Germany

Maximilian Bernecker

Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg

Thomas Möbius

Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg

Felix Müsgens

Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg ( email )

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