SPG8012 : Renewable Energy: Energy Management

Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


To give students an appreciation of the drivers, technologies and techniques behind the management of energy. In addition to give practical experience in energy auditing, including monitoring and targeting, enabling them to identify energy efficiency opportunities.
This module gives a systematic and comprehensive overview of why we should manage the energy we use, looking at political, environmental and fiscal issues. It then goes on to give the students the tools and techniques necessary to actively manage energy in their workplace.

Outline Of Syllabus

Demand side management
Policy, regulations and fiscal drivers
Monitoring and targeting
Energy efficient techniques and technologies
Human factors
Practical energy auditing

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion120:0020:00Post-school assignment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion120:0020:00Pre-school assignment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture112:0022:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading130:0030:00Pre-school study
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching22:004:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesFieldwork14:004:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Knowledge and understanding of policy, regulation and fiscal issues will be taught via the guided independent study material and reinforced by lectures during the intensive school. Auditing techniques will be demonstrated via lectures and exercises during the intensive school and then further developed by an assignment.
Guest speaker and/or site visit will support appreciation of issues in a particular context.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written exercise2M50Pre-school assignment (1500 words)
Written exercise2M50Post-school assignment (1500 words)
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The pre and post school assignments will provide students with the opportunity to develop and demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the drivers, techniques and technologies behind energy management.

Subject specific, cognitive and communication skills will also be assessed through the assignments. The other key skills will not be assessed but students will need to utilise these skills in order to access the self guided material and prepare assignments.

Reflex only: In order to pass the module, students must attain a minimum of 40 in each component of assessment. Failure to reach 40 in each component will result in a module mark no greater than 49. This rule has been introduced as an accreditation requirement on the Reflex programme.

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