Energy Quality and Management (Major in Energy)


Electronics and Computer Engineering, Publication in the Diário da República - Despacho nº 10766/2011 - 30/08/2011

6 ECTS; 3º Ano, 2º Semestre, 28,0 T + 42,0 PL + 5,0 OT

- José Filipe Correia Fernandes

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The students should understand such issues as power quality, regulations and normalisation, the structure of national electricity sector, commercial relations and regulated fares.
They should be able to identify and calculate alternative ways of reducing consumption.

Electrical Power Quality (PQ): Directives, Standards and Regulations; Terms and definitions related to PQ ; Sources and fundamental principles of protection for PQ problems; Monitoring PQ ;
Terms and definitions related to energy management;
Energy policies and electricity markets; Electricity rates and bill calculations. Load Management;
Energy conservation and rational use; Energy auditing.

Evaluation Methodology
Written Test (mandatory)- Ne>=8,0[0-20]; Exercise sheets and Team projects. Public presentations and discussion of some of the projects and short essays proposed (mandatory) - Ntp>=10,0[0-20]; Final Grade (NF) NF=0,5xNe+0,5Ntp.

- Beaty, H. e McGranaghan, M. e Dugan, R. (1996). Electrical Power Systems Quality. -: McGraw-Hill
- Turner, W. (1997). Energy Management Handbook. -: Fairmont Press, Inc

Method of interaction
Lectures (28 hours), problem resolution, practical exercises and lab experiments (42 hours);Practical assignments (incorporated in 87 hours of self-study).

Software used in class