Postgraduate Course: Ocean to End User (IDCORE) (PGEE11199)
|School||School of Engineering
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||Ocean to End-User will be delivered as a summer school run by the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and as a field trip to Orkney. It will take a holistic view considering sources ORE energy and balances these with demand for electricity, heat and fuel. In particular, it will draw on work on Smart Local Energy Systems (SLES) and look at the integration of Hydrogen as an energy vector and the societal aspects of local energy systems.
Introduction to Smart Local Energy Systems (SLES)
Measuring Sustainable Development Goals
Barriers to delivering an energy transition
Societal-Technical Transitions, Multi-level perspectives
Benefits and Disbenefits of a SLES
Business models for SLES
Marginal Carbon emissions
Generation of Hydrogen from Renewable Energy
Field trip to Orkney, visiting renewable energy facilities, EMEC, hydrolyser, hydrogen ferries, etc. Meetings with key island stake holders organised with the Orkney Renewable Energy Forum.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 10,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10,
External Visit Hours 35,
Summative Assessment Hours 10,
Other Study Hours 33,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Additional Information (Learning and Teaching)
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||100% Coursework«br /»
Group Project on multi-vector smart local energy systems (50%). Learning outcomes 1 and 2«br /»
Individual report on the field trip (50%) summarising the energy system in Orkney and how the community is engaged (30%). Learning outcomes 3 and 4«br /»
Group presentation on future directions for energy in Orkney (20%). Learning outcome 5«br /»
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Explain the drivers for the introduction of smart local energy systems (SLES) and the business models used by them.
- Describe the challenges and benefits of introducing multi-vector SLES.
- Understand how hydrogen can be used as a vector in renewable energy based SLES.
- Understand the challenges of producing a lot of renewable energy in a constrained electrical network.
- Describe the societal aspects of an island communities SLES.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Renewable Energy,Smart Local Energy Systems,End Users,Hydrogen Economy
|Course organiser||Prof David Ingram
Tel: (0131 6)51 9022
|Course secretary||Dr Katrina Tait
Tel: (0131 6)51 9023