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Module Title LM Renewable Energy Systems
SchoolChemical Engineering
Department Chemical Engineering
Module Code 04 31566
Module Lead Dr Grant Wilson
Level Masters Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 2
Pre-requisites
Co-requisites
Restrictions None
Exclusions
Description This module covers the operating principles, characteristics, and classifications of energy storage solutions and their integration within a whole energy system.
In addition, this module covers the operating principles, characteristics, and interactions of distributed heat and power generation technologies (for example, wind power systems, photovoltaic systems, biomass-derived systems), their technical and environmental benefits, their planning, operating, and grid integration challenges, complexities, remedies, charging mechanisms in a distribution energy business, and standards.

Finally, the integration of such technology into energy networks will be studied from a standpoint of demand; specifically how such technology can be utilised both to satisfy realtime demand as a function of grid load change and to accommodate increased future energy demand. This latter consideration is also important when considering the increasing energy demand in developing nations.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module, students should be able to:
  • Explain operating principles, characteristics, and classifications of energy storage solutions and their integration within a whole energy system.
  • Calculate/analyse energy capacities and other parameters of various energy storage technologies, e.g. battery, compressed air, pumped hydro, etc.
  • Explain operating principles, characteristics, and interactions of distributed heat and power generation technologies, their technical and environmental benefits, their planning, operating, and grid integration challenges, complexities, remedies, charging mechanisms in a distribution energy business, and standards
  • Critically analyse the use of such technology as part of a nation’s energy system, and be able to incorporate such technology into the design of small/local-scale energy systems.
Assessment 31566-01 : Coursework : Coursework (80%)
31566-02 : Individual assessment : Coursework (20%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment: 20% Group exercise (online), 80% coursework (submitted on Canvas). Reassessment: 100% coursework.
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