course: Electrical Power Economics

number:
141082
teaching methods:
lecture with tutorials
media:
overhead transparencies, computer based presentation, black board and chalk
responsible person:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Constantinos Sourkounis
lecturer:
Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Dennersmann (extern)
language:
german
HWS:
3
CP:
4
offered in:
winter term

dates in winter term

  • start: Monday the 26.10.2020
  • lecture Mondays: from 15:15 to 16.45 o'clock in Online
  • tutorial Mondays: from 17:00 to 17.45 o'clock in Online

Exam

Die Angaben zu den Prüfungsmodalitäten (im WiSe 2020/2021 | SoSe 2021) erfolgen vorbehaltlich der aktuellen Situation. Notwendige Änderungen aufgrund universitärer Vorgaben werden zeitnah bekanntgegeben.

Date according to prior agreement with lecturer.

Form of exam:oral
Registration for exam:FlexNow
Duration:30min

goals

The students understand the close integration of technical and economic aspects in the extraction, conversion and use of energy sources. They recognize the close interaction of technology with other areas such as economics, ecology, law and politics. The students will be able to use the energy-related technical and economic efficiency calculations and will learn the basics about energy law and regulation as well as about energy trading and portfolio optimization.

content

The lecture covers the extraction, transport and logistics as well as conversion of the main primary energy resources in the world and specifically with regards to Germany and explains the basic efficiency calculations for involved processes. The next part deals with production of electrical power out of fossil fuels, nuclear, fuel cells and renewable energy sources and with the aspect of combined-heat-and power-production (CHP). After having captured the basics of business and financial management the students will calculate and compare the power production costs from different sources and will understand the foundations of a successful business planning. The next part covers the extreme link between the use of energy and all kind of environmental impacts such as climate change. The last part of the lecture provides the basics of energy trading as a tool for power plant optimization and portfolio and risk management.

The lecture is structured as follows:

  • Basics of energy usage and processes
  • Energy demand and it´s coverage
  • Extraction, transportation and use of the main fossil fuels
  • Power Generation – Conversion of primary energy into electrical power
  • Fossil fuels – coal and gas
  • Nuclear and fuel cells
  • Renewable energy – solar, hydro, wind, biomass
  • Basics of business and financial management
  • Costs calculation and business planning
  • Energy and environment
  • Energy trading and power plant optimization
  • Portfolio & Risk management

requirements

keine

recommended knowledge

Mastering the basics of power engineering Good knowledge of the energy-related physical processes (e.g. such as captured in thermodynamics). Good mathematical background

miscellaneous

Wegen Verzögerungen bei der Prüfung ist die Anmeldung - erneut - bis zum 30.4.2021 möglich. Der Einschreibezeitraum ist dabei auf 80 Tage festgelegt, danach werden die TeilnehmerInnen wieder automatisch aus dem Kurs ausgetragen. Für Informationen zu den Prüfungen ist keine Neuanmeldung erforderlich.

Bitte melden Sie sich mit zm2d4_EW20/21_P3j im zugehörigen Moodle-Kurs an (suchen Sie z.B. in Moodle nach der Vorlesungsnummer). Dort erhalten Sie die Vorlesungsunterlagen und die Einladungen zu Zoom-Konferenzen.

Zusätzlich und parallel zu der FlexNow-Anmeldung von mündlichen Prüfungen ist immer auch eine Anmeldung beim Institut erforderlich. Details erfahren Sie bevorzugt im Moodle-Kurs. Nur wenn kein aktueller Moodle-Kurs zur Verfügung steht, erfragen Sie die Details bitte per E-Mail beim Geschäftszimmer: office@enesys.rub.de