POWER SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT

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Code
86638
ACADEMIC YEAR
2021/2022
CREDITS
6 credits during the 1st year of 10170 ENERGY ENGINEERING (LM-30) SAVONA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
ING-IND/33
LANGUAGE
English
TEACHING LOCATION
SAVONA (ENERGY ENGINEERING )
semester
2° Semester
modules
This unit is a module of:
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

This course is relevant to Power Systems engineering, in light of the industrial revolution towards a low fossil fuel society.

The technical & economic management of new power systems relying on renewables, storage units and low emissions fossil fuel trigeneration sources is a fundamental skill of an Energy Engineer interested to devolp her/his future career in the industrial or institutional sectors or as a freelance working on Sustainable Energy issues.

 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course is designed to provide theoretical and methodological skills for the economic analyses related to the development of projects in the sustainable energy sector. In this context, it encompasses the fundamentals of energy markets, the procedures to calculate high efficiency cogeneration and the levelized cost of electricity. A special focus is devoted to new power production and distribution infrastructures such as smart grids and smart microgrids, with specific insight concerning with energy management platforms.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

To analyse the structure of the electric power system, with emphasis on production, transmission and distribution of electricity. To analyse the operation of electricity markets and the policies aiming to incentivize renewable power plants.

To solve exercises on electricity markets, high performance cogeneration and trigeneration. To define business plan analyses for distributed power plants and microgrids. To calculated levelized cost of electricity for different generation technologies.

TEACHING METHODS

Theoretical lectures with specific case studies to be solved in order to apply the learnt methodologies.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

- Administrative and authorization procedures to install renewable power plants;
- Energy Markets; feed-in tariff and quota system incentives; mechanisms for selling energy;
- Renewable Energy for Heating & Cooling Support Scheme;
- Cogeneration and Trigeneration systems (technical issues and legislation);
- Emission Trading Systems;
- Investment analysis in the Sustainable Energy sector: business plan development;
- Levelized Cost of Electricity (LCOE);
- Basics of “smart power grids”;
- Microgrids: definitions, components;
- Energy Management Systems.
 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

- Documents provided by the teachers;

The following volumes:

- Bracco S., Brignone M., Delfino F., Procopio R., Robba M., Rossi M., Microgrids Design and Operation – Toward Smart Energy in Cities, Artech House, Boston, USA, 2018.

- Kirschen D., Strbac G., Fundamentals of Power System Economics, Wiley, 2004.

- Guerrero J., Vasquez J., Microgrids: Control and Operation, Wiley-IEEE, 2015.

- Kundur P., Power System Stability and Control, McGraw-Hill Professional, 1994.

- Wood A.J., Wollenberg B.F., Sheblé G.B., Power Generation, Operation, and Control, 3rd Edition, 2013.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Office hours: The students can  always meet the teacher outside the classroom in order to ask for some clarifications or integrations with respect to the concepts explained during the lessons, provided that they fix an appointment directly with the teacher (reference phone and e-mail are given to the students during the first lesson of the course).

Office hours: By appointment via email or phone. Contact details: Stefano Bracco, DITEN, tel. +39-01921945123, mob. +39-3357917372, e-mail: stefano.bracco@unige.it

Exam Board

RENATO PROCOPIO (President)

FEDERICO DELFINO

ANDREA BONFIGLIO (President Substitute)

STEFANO BRACCO (President Substitute)

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Theoretical lectures with specific case studies to be solved in order to apply the learnt methodologies.

LESSONS START

https://courses.unige.it/10170

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Students must take an oral exam consisting of questions and exercises on the topics described in the Objectives and Learning Outcomes section.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The assessment strategy is based firstly on the continuous interaction with all the students attending the lessons, especially during the resolution of practical case studies, then it is quantitatively carried out by means of the evaluation of the student during the oral examination.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
19/01/2022 15:30 SAVONA Orale
03/02/2022 15:30 SAVONA Orale
16/02/2022 15:30 SAVONA Orale
15/06/2022 15:30 SAVONA Orale
29/06/2022 15:30 SAVONA Orale
13/07/2022 15:30 SAVONA Orale
14/09/2022 15:30 SAVONA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

Necessary skills to face this course:

- Circuit theory;

- Power and Energy Systems.