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Course Description

Energy Efficiency in Industry*

Program

Ecotechnologies, third-level study programme

Lecturers:

prof. dr. Aviel Verbruggen

Goals:

Students will be introduced to the integrated resources planning (IRP) of energy. Focus will be on the methodology of energy analysis, monitoring and optimizing energy management, particularly in industry and service sectors. In-depth study shall include: environmental evaluation of energy consumption and energy processes, management of internal energy systems in connection with the public energy supply system, energy and emissions trading, assessment of improvements in operation and investments.

Content:

Energy resources and flows: Scientific, technical, statistical and legal definitions of energy, data sources (balance sheets, statistics), efficiency and environmental impact indicators. Energy economics
fundamentals. Evaluation and prices of energy (long run marginal costs, market value), time-dependent prices. Energy supply as a service business. External costs of energy. Modelling of complex energy systems (industrial, national, regional – simplifications in aggregated linear model, application of models). Multicriterial optimization.
Energy in production processes and living
environment: Input-output characteristics of processes, interchageability of production factors, elasticity of energy demand for various forms of energy. Use of simulation and optimization models. Energy Consumption Monitoring and management in
Industrial and Service Sectors: monitoring-targeting, statistical methods, CUSUM. Planning of improvements (operation and investment-related measures, co-generation) and monitoring of effects.
Energy consumption standards: setting the standards and checking achievements.
Instruments and mechanisms for the promotion of efficient use of energy and renewable energy sources: Economic and stimulating measures. Entrepreneurial and national incentive strategies. Energy emand
management (DSM – Demand Side Mnagement) by energy supply enterprises. Obstacles to efficient energy use and introduction of sustainable patterns of
energy management.

Course literature:

• A Manual for the Economic Evaluation of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Technologies, National Renewable Energy Laboratory; U.S. Department of Energy; 2005
• Tracking Industrial Energy Efficiency and CO2 Emissions, IEA Paris 2007, 324 pages, ISBN 978-92-64-03016-9
• World Energy Outlook 2006, IEA, Paris 2007
• W. Eichhammer et al. Economic Foundations for Energy Policy: The Shared Analysis Project. Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the EU (1999), 160 p., ISBN 92-828-7529-6 (CD-ROM Edition available), (Energy in Europe; Special Issue, December 1999)
• EU: Action Plan for Energy Efficiency: Realising the potential - Saving 20% by 2020; Document Package 2007 + National Action Plans

Significant publications and references:

• Electricity intensity backstop level to meet sustainable backstop supply technologies, Verbruggen A, ENERGY POLICY 34 (11): 1310-1317 JUL 2006
• Tradable green certificates in Flanders (Belgium), Verbruggen A, ENERGY POLICY 32 (2): 165-176 JAN 2004
• Stalemate in energy markets: supply extension versus demand reduction, Verbruggen A, ENERGY POLICY 31 (14): 1431-1440 NOV 2003
• How to promote renewable energy systems successfully and effectively, Haas R, Eichhammer W, Huber C, Langniss O, Lorenzoni A, Madlener R, Menanteau P, Morthorst PE, Martins A, Oniszk A, Schleich J, Smith A, Vass Z, Verbruggen A, ENERGY POLICY 32 (6): 833-839 MAR 2004
• THE IMPACT OF CHP GENERATION ON CO2 EMISSIONS, VERBRUGGEN A, WIGGIN M, DUFAIT N, MARTENS A, ENERGY POLICY 20 (12): 1207-1214 DEC 1992

Examination:

• Seminar work
• Written and oral exam at which candidates shall demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the basic contents of the course and present their incorporation into their research project before an Examination Board consisting of the Course Leader and the postgraduate
student’s supervisor.

All the course and project participants shall be invited to this presentation.

Students obligations:

• Seminar work and presentation
• Successful written and oral exam

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