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Unit information: Low Carbon Energy Systems in 2021/22

Unit name Low Carbon Energy Systems
Unit code EENGM0032
Credit points 10
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 2 (weeks 13 - 24)
Unit director Dr. Jahdi
Open unit status Not open
Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

School/department Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Faculty Faculty of Engineering

Description including Unit Aims

Aim: To tackle global warming and climate change, we need to move toward low carbon energy systems. This unit will cover all the fundamentals of renewable energy generation technologies and will analyse their impact on the grid.

Description: The unit will cover the role of renewable energy resources to supply the power for advanced energy storage systems and modern transport systems, i.e. electric vehicles, the operation of renewable energy generation resources, including biofuels, solar cells, onshore & offshore wind turbines, hydro-power plants, Tidal, wave and Geothermal resources and the impact of grid-connection of local renewable resources on energy networks including voltage profiles analysis with distributed generation.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Having completed the unit, students will be able to:

  • Explain the role of renewable energy resources to supply the power for advanced energy storage systems and modern transport systems, i.e. electric vehicles.
  • Understand the emerging renewable technologies to replace the fossil-fuel energy consumption, including sustainable transport systems and energy conservation technologies.
  • Describe the operation of renewable energy generation resources, including biofuels, solar cells, onshore & offshore wind turbines, hydro power plants, Tidal, wave and Geothermal resources.
  • Calculate the impact of grid-connection of local renewable resources on energy networks including voltage profiles analysis with distributed generation.

Teaching Information

22 hours lectures

4 hours demonstrations, practical classes and workshops

Assessment Information

Coursework (100%)

Resources

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How much time the unit requires
Each credit equates to 10 hours of total student input. For example a 20 credit unit will take you 200 hours of study to complete. Your total learning time is made up of contact time, directed learning tasks, independent learning and assessment activity.

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Assessment
The Board of Examiners will consider all cases where students have failed or not completed the assessments required for credit. The Board considers each student's outcomes across all the units which contribute to each year's programme of study. If you have self-certificated your absence from an assessment, you will normally be required to complete it the next time it runs (this is usually in the next assessment period).
The Board of Examiners will take into account any extenuating circumstances and operates within the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes.

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