Sustainable Elec. Energy Technology Assessment - GSOE9143

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

School: School of Electrical Eng and Telecommunications

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Postgraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 2

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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Please Note:
This course will offer flexible delivery, being conducted in blended mode combining 4 face- to-face workshops, online activities and workplace-based learning.

The purpose of this course is to introduce post-graduate engineering students, and other professional disciplines engaged in issues of sustainability in energy intensive industry, electricity utilities, and government policy and program makers, to the key sustainability challenges facing electricity industries around the world, the technology and infrastructure options available to address these, and the policy and wider institutional changes required to deploy them. The focus is on key energy system fundamentals, frameworks for understanding and prioritising energy sustainability challenges, technology assessment in the context of wider energy infrastructure constraints and options, and policy development. Topics covered include the fundamental characteristics of energy systems; economic, energy security and environmental factors facing energy industries in Australia and international industry; technology assessment frameworks for potential sustainable energy supply technologies (including renewables, carbon capture and storage and nuclear) as well as demand-side opportunities including energy efficiency; the key infrastructure challenges and opportunities involved in deploying these technologies including electricity industry integration as well as wider technological, institutional and social factors; and policy options including carbon pricing, energy efficiency and renewable energy support.


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