ELEC6221 Power Generation: Technology and Impact on Society
Appreciate the role of electric power in the modern world – Size of the industry Understand current power demands and projected increase – Geographic location – Seasonal and daily variations Different generation technologies – Physical and engineering aspects – Economy and cost – Impact on environment – Political vector
Aims and Objectives
To provide an overview of technological and societal aspects of power generation
Knowledge and Understanding
Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
- To understand concepts about the production of electric power through different technologies
- To become familiar with economical, ecological, political and management aspects of power generation
- To appreciate environmental impact of power generation
Subject Specific Intellectual and Research Skills
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- To make a comprehensive comparison of possible solutions of power generation in particular circumstances
- To predict efficiencies of gas turbine and steam plants
- To suggest optimal emission control measures for gas turbine and coal-fired plants
- To design cost-effective solutions based on combine heat and power (CHP) technology
Power Generation – Technologies (fossil fuel, nuclear, renewables, ...) – Energy in the society – Resources availability – Technological costs – Impact on the environment – Political independence Energy from the environment – Designs and performance Heat engines – Technologies (turbines, boilers, condensers, pumps, etc) – Thermodynamic efficiency – Engineering design – Pollution – Capital costs and fuel prices
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
Depending on the cohort, coaches are needed to take students to Marchwood and to bring them back. The maximum group size for the tour is 22-24 students.
|Preparation for scheduled sessions||18|
|Completion of assessment task||15|
|Wider reading or practice||29|
|Total study time||150|
Resources & Reading list
Yunus A. Cengel, Michael A. Boles. Thermodynamics - An Engineering Approach.
P. Breeze. Power generation technologies.
Reiner Decher. Energy Conversion - Systems, Flow Physics and Engineering.
|Exam (2 hours)||50%|
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Repeat type: Internal & External