ME-542 Energy Management


Credit Hours = 3


  • Introduction: The role of energy manager. Attitudes to energy efficiency, the objective of energy management, priorities, and strategies.
  • Control Units: Plant control, Burner control unit, compensator and optimiser, control and use of an energy management system.
  • Monitoring: Remote monitoring and out-station operation, degree days performance lines and targeting, Audits, Environmental, energy and social.
  • Energy Modeling & Forecasting: Data on energy resources, and reserves and relation of resources to future options. Energy demand models prices and elasticities, concepts of economic growth, energy gap concepts, operation research techniques in energy modeling.
  • Energy Transmission & Utilization: Quality and economics criteria in selection of energy equipment and processes.
  • Waste Heat Recovery System: Thermal wheels, heat pipes, turbo expanders, heat pumps and the co-generation of heat and power for both heating and cooling systems. Design and balance of total energy systems.
  • Energy Resources: Fossil and derived fuels, exploration and production techniques. Renewal fuels, solar radiation wind power, wave and tidal energy, bio-fuels, geo-thermal, refuse driven.
  • Solar Energy Conversion Systems: Solar energy and its conversion for use of society, fundamentals of solar radiation, solar collection and thermal conversion systems. Components, economics of solar power.


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