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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Modelling and measuring the Energy Transition by Politecnico di Milano

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About the Course

This MOOC provides attendants with fundamental knowledge about the main challenges in modelling the energy transition at both global and regional levels, as well as the industrial ecology instruments to measure the associated impacts. The course begins by covering national energy accounting and the definition of a reference energy system, followed by an introduction to modelling for energy planning through linear programming. Participants will be engaged in hands-on practice using Excel. Additionally, scenario analysis principles are provided to help participants wisely discuss the results of practical case studies. Next, the course covers national economic accounting and the use of monetary input-output tables for national and multiregional applications, such as computing carbon footprints. Participants will also learn about Leontief’s production and impact model, which is demonstrated through another Excel-based hands-on session. Lastly, students will be introduced to the use of MARIO, an in-house, Python-based open-source tool for regional and multi-regional impact assessment studies based on Input-Output Analysis. By the end of the MOOC, participants will acquire a strong foundational knowledge for scientifically approaching the global energy transition; they will be able to understand and interpretate national economic and energy accounting tables, as well as to apply specific tools freely available to plan energy interventions and to assess their impacts....

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By Husnain a

Sep 28, 2023

Technical by Hands-on experience

By Ivan T

Jan 5, 2024

Potentially a good course, but the course misses many steps in the python module part - for example related to preparing the aggregation file.

By Dawie P

May 2, 2023

No access to the Excel examples as described in the course. How can you follow the examples if it's not made available to the student?

By Calvin L

Aug 20, 2023

Course is rife with broken links and missing course material. Administrators have been made aware of this on the forum and have claimed to have fixed the issues multiple times, but nothing has been done.

By Stoyanov A

Aug 11, 2023

Many thanks to all the course instructors for their work - much appreciated!

The material is presented concisely and clearly. There are several useful files with the examples of models and instructions on how to better utilize them. Furthermore, the course provides a useful link to the open models database, which are highly relevant for the energy modeling. Finally, the course also provides guidelines on utilizing input-output MARIO analysis model excel- and python-based.

The course is quick, however, it gives you all the necessary hints for further mastering the energy modeling field.

On a separate note, I would like to see more exercises being proposed, this would make the course even better. Thank you!

By Uba M N

Oct 25, 2023

I am very happy to pass through this course, it has really empowered me in the field of modelling energy transition.