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Postgraduate Course: Ocean to End User (IDCORE) (PGEE11199)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryOcean 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.
Course description Week 1
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
Week 2
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)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2020/21, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( 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 0 )
Additional Information (Learning and Teaching) Self study
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
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 /»
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Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Explain the drivers for the introduction of smart local energy systems (SLES) and the business models used by them.
  2. Describe the challenges and benefits of introducing multi-vector SLES.
  3. Understand how hydrogen can be used as a vector in renewable energy based SLES.
  4. Understand the challenges of producing a lot of renewable energy in a constrained electrical network.
  5. Describe the societal aspects of an island communities SLES.
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Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsRenewable Energy,Smart Local Energy Systems,End Users,Hydrogen Economy
Course organiserProf David Ingram
Tel: (0131 6)51 9022
Course secretaryDr Katrina Tait
Tel: (0131 6)51 9023
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