Course code FORN330

FORN330 Renewable Energy Systems Analysis

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Showing course contents for the educational year 2015 - 2016 .

Course responsible: Muyiwa Samuel Adaramola
Teachers: Torjus Folsland Bolkesjø, Thomas Martinsen
ECTS credits: 15
Faculty: Department of Ecology and Natural Resource Management
Teaching language: EN, NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in August block. This course has teaching in August block, teaching and evaluatio Autumn parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2011-2012
Last time: 2016H
Preferential right:
Course contents:
Introduction to energy systems anlaysis, scientific writing, load of power stations and economic dispatch problem, renewable power plants process, electricity and distribition systems, energy storage systems, energy system analysis and tools, and water-value.
Learning outcome:

After completed course, the student should have a holistic understanding of the energy system. (S)he should have a solid scientific basis for analysis of alternative solutions with respect to conversion of energy resources, energy distribution and energy systems efficiency.

The student should be able to explain cross-cutting issues and planning processes relevant to the development of energy systems. (S)he should be able to describe key characteristics of technologies for electricity grid, various reserve technologies, and criteria for smart grid.
Moreover, (s)he should also be able to explain the following:
- Functions of the energy system and the inter-connection of the different elements (sub-systems).
- The impact of core driving forces of energy demand including energy efficiency and flexibility.
- The approach used to optimally operate hydropower in an energy market.

General competence
Based on acquired knowledge and skills, the student should be able to explain the approach used and conduct a technical-economic analysis of power plants.

Learning activities:
Lectures, seminars, term paper, discussions, independent study
Teaching support:
Fronter. During office hours, lecturers can provide academic supervision to students.
A reading list will be handed out at the first lecture
BUS230, FORN300, FORN310 or similar
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Seminars, excursions and term papers. Term assignment(s), term paper(s) and seminars will be evaluated and graded pass/fail.
Final written exam that last 3 hours 30 minutes counts 100%. All of the evaluated elements in the course must be passed to pass the course.
Nominal workload:
450 hours
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Ca. 100 hours lectures, and seminars
The external examiner assesses the exam results.
Allowed examination aids: Calculator handed out, no other aids
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått