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EG554U: ENERGY SYSTEMS INTEGRATION (2022-2023)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:28


Course Overview

This course is one of the key courses for MSc Energy Transition. The aim of this course is to provide students with knowledge and skills of critical analysis, multi-criteria assessment and planning of various multi-energy systems by taking into account system integration considerations. The course will provide the opportunity of putting the acquired knowledge and skills into practice by delivering hands on individual and group system integration projects.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Alireza Maheri

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Engineering (EG)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course covers the following main topics:

  • Fundamentals of energy systems, including demand load analysis; reliability, power and lifespan cost analysis, renewable resource data analysis; technical characteristics of renewable energy and storage technologies
  • Energy systems integration considerations, including overall technical measures and their techno-economic characterisation; performance measures; incentives, requirements and limitations; network expansion and densification; digitisation of the energy system and smart grid; flexible supply and demand
  • Energy systems planning and design, including system configuration and size optimisation and multi-criteria assessment of system performance

One individual and one group coursework assignments will assess the intended learning outcomes. These assignments are carefully designed to include all the topics covered in the course. Students will work on real-world system integration cases either provided by tutors or brought forward by themselves.  The objective of the assignments is to develop energy transition solutions which can be integrated to the existing energy system for the problem at hand.

Students will be assessed informally for learning during the workshop sessions. Discussion with tutor and reflection on their performance will allow them to continuously monitor their performance and feed this forward for improvement.  


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Design Project: Group

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks 39 Feedback Weeks 42

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Feedback

General feedback on MyAberdeen. Group face-to-face feedback will be provided during ad-hoc feedback sessions. Formative feedback will be provided during workshop sessions.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralApplyImplement identified objectives, constraints and requirements for a given energy system integration problem in the context of a consistent solution approach
ProceduralCreatePlan, for a given existing system, the optimum bespoke high penetration renewable system and document the integration requirements.
ProceduralEvaluateCritical appraisal of the system impacts of integration of renewable energy technologies through multi-criteria assessment of different integration technologies for specific energy systems.

Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks 30 Feedback Weeks 32

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Feedback

General feedback on MyAberdeen. Individual feedback via ad-hoc feedback sessions. Formative feedback during workshops.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandInterpret rationale behind energy projects, government incentives, and market trends, limitations and requirements in the context of energy transition and explain their role in green energy systems
ProceduralAnalyseAnalyse the technological, economic and environmental performance measures of energy system integration solutions by employing suitable models and analysis methods
ReflectionUnderstandUnderstand the partly conflicting performance measures for energy systems and the technical and economic characteristics of various renewable and non-renewable energy technologies

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks 48,49 Feedback Weeks 50,51,52

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Feedback

Feedback will be provided via MyAberdeen.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandInterpret rationale behind energy projects, government incentives, and market trends, limitations and requirements in the context of energy transition and explain their role in green energy systems
ReflectionUnderstandUnderstand the partly conflicting performance measures for energy systems and the technical and economic characteristics of various renewable and non-renewable energy technologies
ProceduralApplyImplement identified objectives, constraints and requirements for a given energy system integration problem in the context of a consistent solution approach
ProceduralAnalyseAnalyse the technological, economic and environmental performance measures of energy system integration solutions by employing suitable models and analysis methods
ProceduralEvaluateCritical appraisal of the system impacts of integration of renewable energy technologies through multi-criteria assessment of different integration technologies for specific energy systems.
ProceduralCreatePlan, for a given existing system, the optimum bespoke high penetration renewable system and document the integration requirements.

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