EGR9017M Able to evaluate system requirements and formulate strategies for technology selection in the provision of sustainable energy systems.

Learning Outcome 1: Demonstrate proficiency in evaluating system requirements and devising strategies for technology selection in sustainable energy systems.

Learning Outcome 2: Analyze intricate energy and machine systems based on fundamental scientific principles, focusing on efficiency and environmental implications, and recognize the significance of assumptions in system evaluations.

Learning Outcome 3: Exhibit a systematic and innovative approach to applying scientific knowledge to resolve real-world problems.

Learning Outcome 4: Collaborate effectively within a team, strategize, and collectively manage time and resources to accomplish tasks.

Power Systems

Assessment Task: Examine and elucidate the structure and functionality of the primary components within the specified energy systems.

Question 1. Explore the design and operational principles of the Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) system and the Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) system.

Question 2 (a) Investigate the underlying principles and advantages, including financial, technical, and environmental benefits, of Demand Side Response (DSR), encompassing static and dynamic DSR.

(b) Identify the potential roles of operators, consumers, and power suppliers (generation) in responding to DSR.

Question 3. Analyze and illustrate the environmental impacts and market contributions of various power generation technologies.

(a) Coal, (b) Oil, (c) Gas, (d) Nuclear, (e) Wind.

This assessment requires the application of specific knowledge, critical analysis, problem-solving skills, effective technical solutions, literature review, time management, and motivation.