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SUSTAINABLE ENERGY MANAGEMENT

CODE 108712
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 3nd year of 10716 INGEGNERIA GESTIONALE (L-9) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ING-IND/10
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The course provides an overview of the main technical and economic issues connected with the fossil fuel and renewable energy conversion and consumption. The main thermodynamic concept necessary to the basic understanding of energy conversion will be introduced, then the main traditional and renewable technologies for electric and thermal energy conversion will be presented. Furthermore, techniques for analysing energy consumption and the main methodologies for analysing energy investments will be introduced.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The aim of the course is to propose a general understanding of:

    • Basic concepts on energy conversion.
    • The main renewables source.
    • The dynamic of energy consumption.
    • Fundamentals of investments in energy projects.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    On the successful completion of the course the student will be able to:

    Apply the basic laws of thermodynamics

    Describe the fundamental principles of energy conversion

    Understand the introductory concepts related to renewable energy

    Develop methodologies for the techno-economic analysis of thermal and energy systems

    PREREQUISITES

    Knowledge and understanding of the main indexes for investment valuations (i.e., NPV, IRR, PBP)

    TEACHING METHODS

    The main teaching methods will be frontal lectures and practical sessions including the utilization of PC with particular reference to MS- Excel. Frontal lectures will serve for introducing the topics and illustrate the main theoretical concepts useful for understanding the subject. Practical sessions will serve to illustrate, develop, and discuss real, multidisciplinary case studies.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    The course is articulated in the following four macro-areas:

    1. Basic principles of energy conversion (20 hours): I and II law of thermodynamics, concept of efficiency, Carnot cycle, examples of direct cycles, examples of inverse cycles and COP definition;
    2. Renewables (10 hours): solar thermal and photovoltaic systems, thermodynamic solar systems, wind energy, geothermal energy, hydro energy, hydrogen energy, biomass energy;
    3. Valuation of energy project (20 hours): estimation of the energy generation, CAPEX estimation through cost functions, LCOE, development of an energy project and calculation of its profitability;
    4. Analysis of energy consumption and long term energy demand scenarios (10 hours): indexes for analysing energy consumption, weather adjustment of data, variables influencing energy consumption, basic concepts for scenario analysis.

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Teaching aids provided by the lecturers

    V. Bianco - Analysis of Energy Systems. Management, Planning, and Policy. CRC Press

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    VINCENZO BIANCO (President)

    GUGLIELMO LOMONACO (President)

    FEDERICO SCARPA (President)

    LESSONS

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Oral discussion with possible presentation of a project

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The oral examination will focus on the assessment of the level of achieved knowledge of the learning outcomes with specific reference to the application of the basic knowledge of thermodynamics, the description of the fundamentals of energy conversion, the understanding of the main concepts related to renewable energy, and the development of techno-economic analyses related to energy systems.

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    21/06/2023 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
    19/07/2023 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
    13/09/2023 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale