GENG5517 Renewable Energy Case Studies

6 points
Not available in 2020UWA (Perth)Face to face
This is a capstone unit, which considers the selection and costing of renewable options. The unit will include industry guest speakers, such as the Australian Energy Market Operator. Unit would require students to explore their own case study: case studies (e.g. South Australia), design considerations (putting all the pieces together), Wholesale Energy Market (WEM), National Electricity Market (NEM) fundamentals: Introduction to the NEM, NEM regulatory regime and the national electricity rules, the power system and how it operates, market operation, spot pricing and dispatch, ancillary services, metering, economics, legal and political considerations.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate broad understanding of how the NEM operates as a physical power system and a wholesale market for electricity; (2) demonstrate broad understanding of the main parts of the NEM; (3) provide high level overview of the Wholesale Electricity Market and its mechanisms; (4) demonstrate understanding of obligations and responsibilities and the relevant regulatory requirements in the NEM; and (5) demonstrate understanding of operational and technical requirements associated with metering provision services.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) individual assignments; (2) group assignments; and (3) individual project. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is only available in this unit in the case of a student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Tyrone Fernando
Unit rules
enrolment in the Master of Renewable and Future Energy
Contact hours
lectures: 36 hours; practical classes: 12 hours
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