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Module Code: EEE334
Module Title: Smart Grid Technologies
Module Level: Level 3
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Pre-requisites: EEE103OREEE108OREEE208OREEE210EEE103EEE108 OR MEC102EEE208EEE108
This module is focused on power generations and utilizations technology and the applications of emerging technologies such as AI (Artificial Intelligence) and big data technology in smart grids. This module closely reflects the recent development of modern power systems and should equip students with necessary backgrounds on the field. This module aims:

• to introduce thermodynamic theory and its application in thermal power plant technologies;

• to introduce the working knowledge of thermal power plant systems;

• to introduce various types of thermal power generation and other power generation technology;

• to develop an awareness of the sustainable power generation and utilization in smart grids.

Learning outcomes 

A. understand basic thermodynamic principles by applying them to thermal power generation;

B. be familiar with the principles of energy analysis applied in thermal power plants

C. have a working knowledge of how a typical thermal power plant systems work;

D. have an appreciation of environmental, social, economic impact of power generation and utilization in smart grids;

E. have a working knowledge of different applications of power generation and utilization technology in smart grids.

Method of teaching and learning 
This module will be delivered through a combination of formal lectures, tutorials, research seminar and site visit sessions.
1. Introduction to smart grid technologies;

2. Thermodynamics fundamentals I: energy, energy transfer, general energy analysis, the first law of thermodynamics;

3. Thermodynamics fundamentals II: properties of pure substances, energy analysis of closed systems and control volumes;

4. The second law of thermodynamics;

5. Entropy: the increase of entropy principle, isentropic processes;

6. Gas power cycles;

7. Vapor power cycles;

8. Reheat and regeneration systems and its thermal efficiency analysis for thermal power plants;

9. Power generation and utilizations in smart grids: thermo-electrical power generation and other power generation technology; micro grids, smart home, consumer engagement, plug-in electric vehicles and energy storage system.

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 22  4  22    4  98  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Mid-Term Test 15.00
2 Assignment 15.00
3 Module Design Project 15.00
4 Formal Exam 55.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 6/2/2020 12:48:21 AM