Module Title:   Sustainable Power and SMART Grid Technology

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   CM-0434D

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 7

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Computer Science

Related Department/Subject Area:   School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr H.S. Rajamani

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

3. To understand and master advanced concepts in sustainable power generation
4. To understand and master principles in sustainable energy technology.
5. To introduce advanced SMART Grid technology

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Lectures and laboratory sessions will be used to deliver the material. Examples and tutorial sheets will also be used to support the lectures and laboratory work.

Lectures:   24.00          Directed Study:   150.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   12.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   12.00          Formal Exams:   2.00          Total:   200.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

1. Demonstrate ability to select, appraise, and plan generation options
2. Demonstrate ability to analyse energy consumption behaviour including CO2 emissions.
3. Describe and explain SMART Grid technology, and its application.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...


On successful completion of this module you will be able to...


  Examination - closed book 2.00 70%
  Examination - closed book
  Coursework   30%

Outline Syllabus:
Fundamentals of Energy conversion and thermodynamics.
Principles of generating plants, CHP. Components of traditional Power Grid. Building blocks of micro-grids and stand-alone systems.
Oil and gas resources. Nuclear Energy resources and basic underpinning technology. Renewable energy systems (solar thermal, Solar PV, wind, hydro, biofuels) technology and resource availability.
Energy management - auditing, CO2 calculations. Introduction to Life cycle analysis. Introduction to Energy market.
SMART Grid infrastructure. SMART Metering technology. Vehicle to grid technology. Energy storage options.
SMART grid communications and security.

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