Education

Energy Institute at Haas

Executive Education

The Energy Institute at Haas offers executive education courses that cover a variety of topics related to energy and environmental markets. The courses are designed for industry participants and regulators, and those interested in moving into the energy area. The classes are taught by UC professors and typically offered in the winter or spring. All classes are interactive and student participation is encouraged.

Courses

Economic Fundamentals of Electricity Regulation and Markets

Electricity deregulation and the ensuing California crisis have dramatically changed electricity markets. Drawing heavily on the tools of economics and finance, this course will cover the regulatory and public policy issues that these changes have raised. The impacts and consequences of different strategies are evaluated in the context of the continuing changes in the organization and regulation of electricity markets.

Economics of Energy and the Environment

Energy market operations and environmental regulation have increasingly become intertwined. An understanding of one is crucial for a complete understanding of the other. Drawing heavily on the tools of economics, this course will cover the fundamental concepts behind various approaches to environmental regulation and their impacts on energy markets. The consequences of various regulatory strategies will be examined in the context of the continuing changes in the organization and regulation of energy markets.

Wholesale Electricity Markets and Renewable Energy

In the last 20 years, the economic and institutional framework for wholesale electricity markets fundamentally changed, altering the business landscape for fossil fuel and renewable generation. Drawing heavily on the tools of economics, this course will cover the fundamental concepts of competitive electricity markets, their potential efficiencies, and the market failures that can occur. Most of day 2 will focus on environmental impacts of electricity generation and policies created to address those concerns.

Advanced Energy Economics

This two-day course builds on the concepts taught in the "Economic Fundamentals of Electricity Regulation and Markets" course. Energy professionals with some economics training and who are interested in energy market design and environmental economics should attend. Each day there will be four 90-minute sessions. All sessions are interactive and student participation is encouraged. Each registrant has the option of attending the full course for two days, or selectively attending one day only.