During the month of May 2019 energy researchers from the Europa-Universität Flensburg (Germany) travelled to Cuba as part of the CRECE project supported by the European Commission under the Erasmus+ Capacity Building for Higher Education programme to train local researchers and experts on topics of Energy Economics. The two-day course was divided into part 1 with “Costs of energy & power plants”, where we had a look into the topics of costs of energy sources and commodity prices, cost structures of energy production, levelized costs of electricity, electricity prices, price making for renewable energies and price making in (electricity) markets. The second part consisted of a lecture on “External costs of energy” with focusing on questions like “What are external effects of energy and power plants? How can external costs be measured/determined? How can they be minimalized and internalized?”
The approximately 65 participants at the Universities in Moa, Santiago de Cuba and Havana (CUJAE) where highly engaged in these topics and multiple discussions spun around the questions how to utilize this knowledge for the Cuban situation. The full lecture material can be downloaded here: https://erasmus-crece.fi/trainings/ .
Written by Martin Jahn, Europa-Universität Flensburg