Decision Analysis in Energy Planning with Focus on Wind Power

7.5 credits

Syllabus, Bachelor's level, 1GV129

Education cycle
First cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Wind Power Project Management G1F
Grading system
Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
Finalised by
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 10 October 2019
Responsible department
Department of Earth Sciences

Entry requirements

Wind Power Basics 7.5 credits, Energy and Environment 7.5 credits, Wind Power Planning and Permission 7.5 credits or Energy Production and Usage 10 credits.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • describe the multi-dimensional nature of renewable energy technologies
  • decompose renewable energy projects into appropriate sustainability (energy, economic, technological, environmental, societal) criteria
  • assess these criteria on a qualitative and/or quantitative basis and perform a comparative evaluation of potential competing projects
  • account for fundamental aspects of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA)
  • apply basic principles of MCDA in the case of wind power


The course covers integrated evaluation of Renewable Energy Technologies as well as decision Analysis in Renewable Energy Planning.

Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis: Methodological foundations and operational consequences. Application of basic MCDA methods in wind energy planning and decisions.


The course is given as a net-based course. Assignments are submitted to the e-classroom on the Internet and the student is given personal feedback by the tutor. A forum for discussion is available.


Written hand-in assignments 6 credits

A written essay 1.5 credits

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.

Other directives

The course cannot be included in the same degree as 1GV089, Introduction to Decision Analysis in Renewable Energy Planning: the Case of Wind Power.