ENERGY MANAGEMENT

ENERGY MANAGEMENT

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Code
104811
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
6 credits during the 2nd year of 9270 Mechanical Engineering - Energy and Aeronautics (LM-33) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
ING-IND/10
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Mechanical Engineering - Energy and Aeronautics)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The Course of Energy Management will provide students the necessary background to analyze with an holistic approach systems for energy conversion and utilization. Specific attention will be dedicated to the study of energy markets (specifically power, natural gas and carbon markets), to the development of long term energy planning models and to the analysis of thermo-economics problems.

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The Course of Energy Management will provide to the students an holistic approach for a correct planning and management of energy infrastructures. To this aim the following macro-topics will be addressed:

•Fundamentals of energy markets (power, gas and CO2)

•Techniques for the decomposition of energy consumption

•Methodologies for energy demand forecasting

•Development of complex thermo-economics models

•Development of energy planning models

Calculation software (e.g. MsExcel, Matlab, etc.) will be employed for the development of quantitative analysis

The course will be based on a practical approach by means of the analysis of real world case studies introduced by the lecturer and, possibly, by external guests from foreign universities and from industry.

On the successfull completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and comprehension of complex problems related to energy conversion plants and energy infrastructures
  • Develop thermo-econmics calculation models
  • Propose solution for the implementation of energy projects
  • Evaluate and compare the feasibility of projects related to energy conversion plants or energy infrastructures
  • Develop simple models for long term energy planning
  • Participate in classroom discussion with lecturers and other students

PREREQUISITES

Bachelor level knowledge of thermodynamics and heat transfer

Teaching methods

Frontal lectures and practical exercises with support of calculation software (e.g. Excel, Matlab, etc.)

The course will be delivered in on-line modality for the I Semester of the 2020/2021 Accademic Year.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Fundamentals of energy market. Introduction to the power market. Merit Order. Calculation of the power generation costs. Introduction to the natural gas market. Intraduction to the carbon market. MAC Curve. Review of basic financial concepts. Investment analysis of energy infrastructures/plants/components. Development of thermo-economics models. Analysis of energy consumption. Decomposition of energy consumption with LMDI methodology. Forecasting of energy consumption. Introduction to energy planning. Develpment of simple long term energy planning models.

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Energy Economics - Bhattacharyya Subhes C. – Ed. Springer

Analysis of Energy Systems. Management, Planning and Policy - Vincenzo Bianco – Ed. CRC Press

Notes and papers distributed by the lecturer

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: On request

Exam Board

VINCENZO BIANCO (President)

LUCA ANTONIO TAGLIAFICO

ANNALISA MARCHITTO

FEDERICO SCARPA (President Substitute)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Frontal lectures and practical exercises with support of calculation software (e.g. Excel, Matlab, etc.)

The course will be delivered in on-line modality for the I Semester of the 2020/2021 Accademic Year.

EXAMS

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
23/06/2021 15:00 GENOVA Orale
08/07/2021 15:00 GENOVA Orale
16/09/2021 15:00 GENOVA Orale