Energy Planning for Sustainable Cities


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Has knowledge of the historical development of energy systems and technologies
  • Has knowledge of the key challenges of the energy system in transitioning towards 100% renewable systems
  • Has knowledge of energy consumption patterns and practice in relation to energy use
  • Can understand key technical characteristics relating to sustainable integration technologies and energy planning
  • Has knowledge about the challenges with local energy planning
  • Has knowledge of planning approaches, instruments and tools in relation to local energy planning


  • Can independently assess potentials and impacts of technological choices using relevant tools and methods
  • Has the basic skills of using a tool for holistic energy system analysis
  • Has the basic skills of deploying relevant energy planning methods and tools, for example Strategic Energy Planning


  • Can identify key elements of lock-in and potentials for sustainable transitions within the energy sector
  • Can identify solutions within the city towards the transition to a Smart Energy System.
  • Can differentiate between technological impact on the individual and system level, as well as between local, regional, national and international solutions.

Type of instruction

Lectures, workshops, synopses, seminars, assignments, etc.



Name of examEnergy Planning for Sustainable Cities
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleEnergiplanlægning for bæredygtige byer
Module codePGLSUSK19104
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Sustainable Cities)
Study BoardStudy Board of Planning and Surveying
DepartmentDepartment of Sustainability and Planning
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design