Mining and Minerals Engineering

CSM2319 - Wind Energy (2011)

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MODULE TITLEWind Energy CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODECSM2319 MODULE CONVENERMr. Martyn Haywood (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated)
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content
AIMS - intentions of the module
An advanced course providing practical training in wind power development; including wind resource estimation; turbine design and selection; permitting procedures; construction, deployment and operations; economics and finance; and environmental impact assessment and environmental management. This will complement the Level 3 GIS module of renewable energy project design.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)
SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module
Week 1: Introduction to course and assessment. Introduction to wind power, wind farms and project development. Benefits of wind power Week 2: Wind turbine technology: history, current and future development; design fundamentals. Week 3: Wind farm meteorology: wind, data collection, wind resource assessment Week 4: Wind turbine selection and associate issues; operating characteristics Week 5: Site selection/feasibility – Site identification and mapping;Project Planning and EIA; Key constraints: access, grid, land, wind, planning permits Week 6: Environmental constraints: noise, visual, ecology, heritage, aviation, EMI etc. Environmental management Week 7: Economics and financing, Power Purchase Agreement, Market drivers, tariff regimes Week 8: Balance of plant, construction, commissioning, O and M, H and S Week 9: Offshore wind: introduction to offshore wind and associated issues
LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities Guided Independent Study Placement / Study Abroad
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 100 Written Exams 0 Practical Exams
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES
RESOURCES
INDICATIVE LEARNING RESOURCES - The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of
information that you are expected to consult. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Convener

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CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 2 (NQF Level 5) AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Thursday 15 December 2011 LAST REVISION DATE Thursday 15 December 2011
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