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CSM2045 - Energy Management (2012)

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MODULE TITLEEnergy Management CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODECSM2045 MODULE CONVENERDr David Parish (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 10
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 39
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

The Energy Management module is designed not only to impart specific knowledge of energy management but also to help in the development of undergraduate energy students as burgeoning energy professionals.  As such, students embarking on the Energy Management module should be studying energy as a subject area and should be familiar with the terminology and SI units used to describe energy and power.  Students will need to be engaged in concurrent learning of (or have existing knowledge of) electrical power systems / machines and thermodynamics.

AIMS - intentions of the module

a) To appreciate the importance of managing energy as a resource and to learn the fundamentals of energy management.

b) To understand the opportunities that exist for improving energy conversion efficiency, reducing energy waste and embedding energy generation / conversion into a demand centre.

c) To be able to conduct energy use audits in commercial premises and to implement targeting and monitoring regimes including the specification of appropriate instrumentation.

d) To become familiar with and an early stage user of MATLAB, for data handling, data processing, graphical presentation and simple optimization analysis.

d) To be aware of purchasing opportunities for energy and other financial factors relating to energy use in the UK and elsewhere.

e) From the above, to be able to identify energy management requirements within an SME and to draw up and implement an appropriate energy management strategy / plan.

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)

Module Specific Skills and Knowledge:

1. Knowledge of energy efficiency measures and technologies.

2. Understanding of the economic environment relating to energy management.

3. Knowledge of energy loss via heat transfer and its reduction by insulation.

4. An ability to model energy projects using RETScreen software.

5. An understanding of the core energy management principles of assessing, targeting and monitoring energy use.

Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge:

6. Skills in data acquisition, interpretation and communication by using MATLAB and otherwise.

7. Knowledge and experience in finding and interpreting legislation relevant to project development.

8. Effective use of resources provided and the ability to locate further resources to supplement study.

9. An understanding of the principles behind and methods of achieving, a financially optimized embedded energy generation / conversion.

 

Personal and Key Transferable/ Employment Skills and  Knowledge:

10. Analytical skills appropriate to the energy sector.

11. An understanding of the method for financial appraisal of a capital energy project.

12. An ability to communicate effectively in a manner appropriate to professional work within the energy sector.

13. An ability to develop working relationships of a professional nature within the energy sector.

 

SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module

Week 1:       Introduction to energy management.

                    Overview of supply side management - Invoices, tariffs, load shifting / shedding.

                    Introduction to MATLAB.

Week 2:       Field trip / case study.

                    Programming and automated functions in MATLAB.

Week 3:       Embedding generation into a demand centre (CHP / renewables).

                    Data handling in MATLAB.

Week 4        Saving energy through enhanced selection and control of electrical machinery.

                    Graphical presentation in MATLAB.

Week 5:       Project finance evaluation.

                    Introduction to RETScreen energy project analysis software.

Week 6:       Energy audits, Sankey diagrams and reporting.

                    More advanced use of RETScreen.

Week 7:       Setting targets and monitoring energy use.

                    More advanced use of MATLAB.

Week 8:       Using CUSUM charts.

                    Assignment workshop

Week 9:       Understanding space heating and insulation.

Week 10:     Lighting in buildings.

LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 36.00 Guided Independent Study 114.00 Placement / Study Abroad
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
Category Hours of study time Description
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 18 Lectures
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 16 Workshops and Lectures
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 2

Field Trip

Guided Independant Study 114 Private Study

 

ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 50 Written Exams 50 Practical Exams
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Form of Assessment % of Credit Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Data handling and presentation in MATLAB 25% 1500 Word Equivilent ILOs 6, 8,12 Written

Case study analysis in RETScreen and report

25% 1500 Word Equivilent ILOs 2, 4, 7-12 Written
Examination 50% 2 Hours ILOs 1-3,5, 9, 11 Group Session on Request
         
         

 

DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
Original Form of Assessment Form of Re-assessment ILOs Re-assessed Time Scale for Re-reassessment
Summative assessment Assessment As above August Ref/Def period
Examination Examination As above August Ref/Def period
       

 

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES

As above 1 piece of CW 50% and/or 1 Exam 50%

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

        

 

Energy World, Monthly journal of the Energy Institute.                                                         

ELE – College to provide hyperlink to appropriate pages

Web based and electronic resources:

Getting Started with Matlab, www.mathworks.com

Reading list for this module:

Type Author Title Edition Publisher Year ISBN Search
Set Beggs, Clive Energy: Management, Supply and Conservation Butterworth-Heinemann 2009 0750650966 [Library]
Set Capehart B.L., Turner W.C. and Kennedy W.J., Guide To Energy Management The Fairmont Press Inc. 2006 [Library]
Set Vilnis Vesma Energy Management Principles and Practice. A Companion to BS EN 16001 2009 [Library]
Set Fawkes, Steven Outsourcing Energy Management Gower Publishing Ltd 2007 056608712X [Library]
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 Monday 12 March 2012 LAST REVISION DATE Wednesday 17 October 2012
KEY WORDS SEARCH None Defined