TEP4225 - Energy and Environment
Examination arrangement: Work
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The environment as framework for energy conversion and usage. An overview of energy recourses and energy use. Production methods for electric power, thermal energy and cooling, and their consequences on the environment. Energy use in industry and buildings. Energy flexibility and transportation in district heating systems. Technology, distribution and infrastructure in the Nordic electric power system. The physics involved in electric power transmission, and the trade in the Nordic electric power market (Norpol). Energy balance and environmental accounts.
The course provides the student with knowledge about:
- Key challenges and technologies in energy use, utilization of energy resources, energy conversion and environmental conse-quences.
- The course gives the student insight about:
- The environment as a framework for energy use and the exploitation of energy resources
- An overview of energy recourses and energy consumption
- Production methods for electric power and heating/cooling, and their consequences on the environment
- Energy conversion in industry and buildings
- District heating systems
- Technology, distribution and infrastructure in the Nordic electric power system
- The physics involved in electric power trans¬mission
- The trade in the Nordic electric power market (Nord Pool)
- Planning and design of heat supply for buildings
- Energy balance and environmental accounts
- Environmental impact of different energy systems and methods for calculating environmental impacts
The course should enable the student to:
- use basic knowledge about different forms of production, transport and use of electricity and heating /cooling to solve simple problemes, and to use the knowledge to explain the relationship between the use of energy resources and environmental impacts.
After ended course:
- Should students be competent in the environmental consequences of different forms of energy and technical solutions
- Should the student be able to apply this competence in the further study.
Learning methods and activities
Lectures, exercises, laboratory assignment, laboratory demonstrations, problem based assignments.
The assessment base includes two problem-based assignments, organized as group wor and rounded off with the presentation.
To pass the course 2/3 of the exercises must be approved.
In addition laboratory exercise/demonstraions has to be approved.
- Laboratory exercises
Further on evaluation
Two problem-based assignments, organized as group work and rounded off with the presentation. To pass 50 out of 100 points is required. 2/3 of the exercises must be approved to be allowed to pass the course. In addition, laboratory exercise and demonstrations must be approved.
For a re-take all assessments during the course must be re-taken.
Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.
Recommended previous knowledge
Required previous knowledge
Examination arrangement: Work
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- * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.