The overall objective of the curricular unit can be described as the understanding and study of the electricity sector organization, particularly in Portugal, and its operation from an economic perspective – to acquire knowledge on short-term operational planning.
For this propose the objectives we want to reach are:
• giving students an understanding of the main characteristics of a hydrothermal power system;
• addressing the mathematical optimization methods, with adequate depth, and applying them to simple problems, but also demonstrating, when possible, its practical resolution in the utilities;
• introducing the most current topics that emerged with the electricity sector restructuring, based on recent papers.
 “Electric Power System Applications of Optimization”, James A. Momoh , Second Edition,
978-1-4200658-6-2, December 19th 2008
 “Power Generation Operation, and Control”, Allen J. Wood and Bruce F. Wollenberg, John
Wiley & Sons, Inc.,
 “Modern Power Systems Control and Operation”, A.S. Debs, Kluwer Press, 1990.
 Sílvio Mariano, “Afectação Óptima de Unidades”. Edição do Autor, UBI, 2010.
 Entidade Reguladora do Sector Eléctrico, http://www.erse.pt.
 IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, IEEE Xplore, Serviços de Documentação, UBI,
 IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, IEEE Xplore, Serviços de Documentação, UBI,
 Other research papers.