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Cursus: GEO4-2312
GEO4-2312
Sustainable Energy Supply
Cursus informatie
CursuscodeGEO4-2312
Studiepunten (ECTS)7,5
Categorie / NiveauM (Master)
CursustypeCursorisch onderwijs
VoertaalEngels
Aangeboden doorFaculteit Geowetenschappen; Graduate School Geowetenschappen; M Environmental Sciences;
Contactpersoondr. ir. W.H.J. Crijns-Graus, MSc
E-mailw.h.j.graus@uu.nl
Docenten
Docent
dr. ir. W.H.J. Crijns-Graus, MSc
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Contactpersoon van de cursus
dr. ir. W.H.J. Crijns-Graus, MSc
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Blok
2  (14-11-2016 t/m 05-02-2017)
Aanvangsblok
2
TimeslotB: DI-ochtend, DO-middag, DO-namiddag
Onderwijsvorm
Voltijd
Opmerking

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Cursusinschrijving geopendvanaf 19-09-2016 08:00 t/m 02-10-2016 23:59
AanmeldingsprocedureOsiris
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
VoorinschrijvingNee
Na-inschrijvingJa
Na-inschrijving geopendvanaf 31-10-2016 08:00 t/m 01-11-2016 23:59
WachtlijstNee
PlaatsingsprocedureStudiepunt/Student desk
Cursusdoelen
This course will provide an understanding of the energy supply system (with a focus on the electricity system), including generation and distribution of electricity.
After completion of the course, the student is able to:
  • understand the physical and chemical principles underlying energy conversion technologies (renewables, fossil and nuclear power generation) and the way these impact energy output and costs;
  • discuss the integration of renewable electricity in the grid in terms of balancing requirements and possible solutions (electricty storage, demand response).
  • be able to understand and assess the occurrence of losses in electricity transmission and distribution systems;
  • use relevant energy statistics and apply scenario analysis to assess (future) developments of electricity supply on a country level.
Inhoud
The energy supply system is currently not sustainable. Energy use is to a large extent based on fossil fuels, which have limited reserves and are a key source of greenhouse gas emissions. This course will deepen the knowledge on energy supply systems, including fossil-fired power generation, renewable energy technologies (solar, wind, biomass, hydro), nuclear energy and transmission and distribution of electric power.
 
 In the assignment international energy statistics are used to analyze past trends in electricity generation on a country level. These, together with relevant literature, form the basis for the development of several scenarios which will be assessed and compared.

This course is an entry requirement for: Master’s Thesis SD (GEO4-2321)

Academic skills: data gathering and analysis, writing a paper
Ingangseisen
Je mag niet uitsluitend ingeschreven staan voor de volgende opleiding:
- Energy Science
Voorkennis
Applied Thermodynamics (GEO2-2212), Energy Analysis (GEO3-2223), Tools for Energy & Materials Analysis (GEO4-2326) or equivalent courses.

This course is not available to Energy Science students.
Verplicht materiaal
Literatuur
J. Andrews & N. Jelley, “Energy Science; Principles Technologies and impacts” Second edition. Oxford University Press
Werkvormen
Lectures

Algemeen
The course setup includes two hours of lecture per week, two hours of tutorials, two computer practicals and an assignment. The assignment explores scenarios on country level where pathways towards sustainable energy supply are explored.

Voorbereiding bijeenkomsten
As preparation for the lectures it is recommended to read indicated chapters in the text book “Energy Science; Principles, technologies and impacts” and/or papers.

Tutorials

Bijdrage aan groepswerk
The assignment is performed in groups of two. The time spend on the assignment is about 74 hours.

Toetsen
Eindresultaat
Weging100
Minimum cijfer-

Beoordeling
The assessment of the course consist of two exams (midterm and final exam) and one assignment.

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