June 14, 2015
June 14, 2015
June 17, 2015
Energy Conversion and Conservation
26.519.1 - 26.519.13
Development of a course in energy management for engineering and technology programsThe energy management field is experiencing unprecedented growth, due to the restructuring ofthe utility industry, the automation of building management systems, and increasing demand forenergy services. There is a growing need for executives with skills in energy, environmental, andfacilities management. This paper presents the development of an undergraduate course in thearea of energy management and industrial energy systems. The objective of this course is tostudy energy management methods, procedures and functions as performed in modernresidential, commercial and industrial facilities. "Energy management" is a broad term that has anumber of different meanings, but, in broad terms, it is about managing available resources tomake the most efficient use of energy. Courses with "energy management" in their names ordescriptions often cover broader environmental and economic issues as well the implementationof practical solutions. Energy Studies and Energy Management are all about how to make thebest use of our present and future energy sources. They address critical economic andenvironmental problems due to energy use by considering the technical, economic and socialfactors that affect the demand for energy. Our course is focusing more on technical andengineering aspects of energy management. The course aims are to train students to use processintegration methods and tools necessary for identifying and designing efficient industrial energysystems that contribute to sustainable development. The paper describes course contents and theutilization of computer programs to enhance student comprehension of the concepts involved.Typical homework assignments are described to illustrate the utilization of the computerprograms. The course addresses use of methods to identify the cost-optimal mix of differentenergy process technologies to satisfy a given process energy demand. Technical energy systemsencountered in the course include electrical, thermal, and mechanical energy systems.
Belu, R. G., & Chiou, R., & Tseng, T. B., & Cioca, L. I. (2015, June), Development of a Course in Energy Management for Engineering and Technology Programs Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.23858
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