PLANNING OF ENERGY CONVERSION SYSTEMS
Stampa
Enrollment year
2021/2022
Academic year
2021/2022
Regulations
DM270
Academic discipline
ING-IND/32 (POWER ELECTRONIC CONVERTERS, ELECTRICAL MACHINES AND DRIVES)
Department
DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE
Course
ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
Curriculum
Energie rinnovabili
Year of study
Period
2nd semester (07/03/2022 - 17/06/2022)
ECTS
6
Lesson hours
46 lesson hours
Language
English
Activity type
ORAL TEST
Teacher
ANGLANI NORMA (titolare) - 6 ECTS
Prerequisites
Preliminary knowledge of the following courses is highly recommended: technical physics, mathematical modeling, economics, energy conversion systems, energetics. Additionally, thermal machines.
Learning outcomes
The course aims at preparing the student to deal with the energy planning of an area either it is an industrial site, or it is a territory. The energy conversion stream can flow from conventional sources (i.e. thermal, hydro), from alternative/renewable sources (wind, solar, co-generation) down to the energy service at the end user.
The modelling will be used to investigate technical, economic, environmental and energy aspects.
The topics cover an introduction to planning (useful information from energy balance), optimization techniques (LP, ILP, MILP, GP, MOLP) and the use of scenarios for the modelling and sensitive analysis.
Overview on energy models like Osemosys, Markal/Times
Course contents
Recalls to basic energy knowledge. The role of international agreements for energy planning. The energy national balance and the statistics on the electricity national production. Introduction to mathematical programming (LP, ILP, MILP, GP MOLP) and a few solver methods (simplex and branch&bound). Osemosys: introduction to its framework, input and output.

Examples of linear constrained optimization, problems formulation and solution on Excel.
Teaching methods
Lectures (hours/year in lecture theatre): 45
Practical class (hours/year in lecture theatre): 0
Practicals / Workshops (hours/year in lecture theatre): 0
Reccomended or required readings
All the materials are posted on the KIRO course website (or links are available for the online classes, if the case)
Assessment methods
The final exam consists of an oral session where the candidate shall demonstrate his/her knowledge on the matter and be ready to formulate an optimization problem.
Further information
Seminars will complement the topics of the course
Sustainable development goals - Agenda 2030
SDGs 7, 11
The goals