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The course provides the student general understanding about the hydrogen economy and its´ value chain. It covers the integration of hydrogen economy to power and energy systems, the role of hydrogen in energy and power markets, the basics of hydrogen production, storing and utilization, as well as the role of derivatives of hydrogen.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 09.01.2023 - 30.05.2023

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Matti Lehtonen

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Power generation, transmission and use.

    Power markets and Power balance management.

    Smart Grids, Sector coupling (power, heat, gas).

    Energy storage systems.

    Hydrogen production: basic chemistry and technical solutions.

    Hydrogen storages and material questions.

    Hydrogen safety and legislation.

    The use of hydrogen.

    Derivatives of hydrogen.

    Life cycle analysis of the hydrogen solutions.

    Energy markets and global energy resources.

    Energy politics, green transition and geopolitics.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    based on assingnments submitted in MyCourses

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    27 hours + 108 hours self studies


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Videos, slides, handouts delivered in MyCourses

Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Autumn I - Spring V
    2023-2024 Autumn I - Spring V