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Energy efficiency. Alternative sources of energy

Investigate the up-to-date situation in the global energy sector, its future prospective and innovative methods of alternative energy generation.

About This Course

The course consists of five modules. The main focus is on analyzis of main problems, challenges and trends in the global energy sector, dynamics and possible scenarios of its development. The efficiency of various methods of energy generation is debated. The physical and technical fundamentals of wind and solar energy as well as potential for the development of biogas technologies are discussed.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course the learner is expected to be able to:

LO1. Analyze main problems, challenges and trends in the global energy sector

LO2. Debate possible ways of transformation of the global energy system, possible scenarios of its development

LO3. Compare efficiency of various methods of energy generation

LO4. Explain the physical and technical fundamentals of alternative energy technologies

LO5. Assess the investment attractiveness of using autonomous combined energy plants

Expected Prior Knowledge

BSc degree in engineering related field is desired, but no strict prerequisites are required for the course.

Course Instructors

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Valeriy Bessel

Executive Vice President, NewTech Services

Professor, Gubkin Russian State University Of Oil and Gas

Prof. V.Bessel carries out lectures within the framework of Additional Professional Education programs for specialists of GAZPROM, Gazprom Burenie, Rosneft, Rusneft, TNK-BP, Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation, Eurasian Economic Commission, Eurasia BC, INTEGRA Group, NewTech Services Group, CATERPILLAR-Russia.Prof. V.Bessel carries out lectures and master classes on the MBA program "Management of oil and gas business" for middle and senior managers of oil and gas producing companies in the CIS countries.

Prof. V.Bessel is an expert in the field of oil and gas, performs on federal radio and television channels such as Vesti FM, Rossiya FM, Moskva FM, Kommersant FM, Zvezda, NTV, First Channel, REN TV, Mir, Live News, etc. The teaching disciplines: Modern oil and gas technologies; Energy efficiency of fuel and energy complex; Energy efficiency and alternative energy sources. Prof. V.Bessel is an author of more than 130 educational, methodical and scientific papers. Themes of scientific research: Use of renewable energy sources and unconventional hydrocarbon resources for the purpose of energy saving in the fuel and energy complex of Russia.

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Renata Mingaleeva

Senior lecturer, Gubkin Russian State University Of Oil and Gas

Renata Mingaleeva is the author of more than 20 scientific and educational and methodical papers on the use of renewable energy sources for the purpose of energy saving in the oil and gas complex of Russia. Teaching disciplines: Energy efficiency and alternative energy sources; Energy efficiency of fuel and energy complex. Laureate and prize-winner of scientific conferences of young scientists and specialists.

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Aleksandr Serovaiskii

Assistant professor, Gubkin Russian State University Of Oil and Gas

Aleksandr Serovaiskii has defended the PhD thesis in 2018 at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. The teaching disciplines are Theory and Methodology of Science, Mechanics and Molecular Physics, Electricity, Quantum physics. The scientific interests are the investigation of hydrocarbon systems behavior at extreme thermobaric conditions, physics and chemistry at extreme temperature and pressure. Dr. A.Serovaiskii is the author of more than 20 scientific papers.

ECTS Credits

3 credits

Course Content and Structure

The course is restructured into 5 modules:

    Module 1. Dynamics of the global energy system development

    Module 2. Efficiency of the global energy system. Problems and challenges

    Module 3. Alternative energy

    Module 4. Autonomous combined energy plants

    Module 5. The global energy system in the future

Assessment Methods and Weighting Scheme

The learners will be assessed through:

  • Quizzes - 50%
  • Forum discussion - 25%
  • Self-reflection - 25%

Recommended Readings and Other Learning Resources and Tools

Basic readings and additional materials are provided in each module of the course.

Language of Instruction

Russian

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    What are the course requirements?

    BSc degree in engineering related field is desired, but no strict prerequisites are required for the course.

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