E210B: Energy Systems Engineering

Climate change is arguably the preeminent issue of our time. The transition to a clean energy society can help avoid the worst impacts of climate change. The energy systems engineer’s role is to deeply understand the challenges and develop creative solutions. This course provides students with an overview of clean energy challenges and opportunities. Challenges include urbanization, renewable energy integration, and sectors that are difficult to decarbonize. Opportunities include clean energy generation technologies, energy storage, microgrids, and electrified transportation. Students will develop a deeper understanding of the challenges facing a clean energy transition, and will investigate technological solutions.