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227-1631-00L  Energy System Analysis

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersG. Hug, S. Hellweg, F. Noembrini, A. Schlüter
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish

Catalogue data

AbstractThe course provides an introduction to the methods and tools for analysis of energy consumption, energy production and energy flows. Environmental aspects are included as well as economical considerations. Different sectors of the society are discussed, such as electric power, buildings, and transportation. Models for energy system analysis planning are introduced.
ObjectiveThe purpose of the course is to give the participants an overview of the methods and tools used for energy systems analysis and how to use these in simple practical examples.
ContentThe course gives an introduction to methods and tools for analysis of energy consumption, energy production and energy flows. Both larger systems, e.g. countries, and smaller systems, e.g. industries, homes, vehicles, are studied. The tools and methods are applied to various problems during the exercises. Different conventions of energy statistics used are introduced.

The course provides also an introduction to energy systems models for developing scenarios of future energy consumption and production. Bottom-up and Top-Down approaches are addressed and their features and applications discussed.

The course contains the following parts:
Part I: Energy flows and energy statistics
Part II: Environmental impacts
Part III: Electric power systems
Part IV: Energy in buildings
Part V: Energy in transportation
Part VI: Energy systems models
Lecture notesHandouts
LiteratureK. Blok: Introduction to Energy Analysis, Techne Press, Amsterdam 2006, ISBN 90-8594-016-8

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits4 credits
ExaminersF. Noembrini, S. Hellweg, G. Hug, A. Schlüter
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationwritten 120 minutes
Written aidsTaschenrechner (Calculator)
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

Learning materials

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227-1631-00 GEnergy System Analysis
The lecture will start at 13:30 instead of 13:15.
3 hrs
Mon13-16ETF E 1 »
G. Hug, S. Hellweg, F. Noembrini, A. Schlüter


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Offered in

Atmospheric and Climate Science MasterMinor in Sustainable Energy UseWInformation
Energy Science and Technology MasterCompulsory core coursesWInformation
Environmental Engineering BachelorElective Block: EnergyWInformation
Environmental Sciences MasterMinor in Sustainable Energy UseWInformation