Review of modern energy installations (SUT, year 1)

Module description

Course objectives:

The module presents wide variety of power generation technologies in the context of global energy consumption, the development of the electricity generation industry and the economics involved in this sector. A series of chapters are each devoted to assessing the environmental and economic impact of a single technology, including conventional technologies, nuclear and renewable (such as solar, wind and hydropower). The technologies are presented in an easily digestible form.

Content of the course:


The review of modern energy installations is focused on vast presentation of real industrial solutions in power generation, mining, boiler construction as research in energy field. The module is designed as a blend of professional knowledge in engineering, economics, management. This will deliver the multidirectional perspective.

The lectures consists of presentation wide variety of companies from power sector. Lectures are organized in cases presentation style. The content includes technical and technological aspects together with economic and business with its interdependence.


The project is organized in a form of study visits in different companies from energy sector. Study visits are organized by university with assistance of academic staff and company.

Study visits gives students opportunity gain information about modern industrial solutions and provide  examples of principles and good practice that can be used to develop a high quality industrial system. This is a chance to visit innovative companies and meet with experts.

The list of companies include: lignite mine, lignite power plant, innovative small-scale boiler company, waste to energy company, hard coal mine, boiler design company, municipal waste incineration plant, fossil fuel circular fluidized bed installation power plant, pumped-storage power plant, combustion technologies research institute.

During the study visits students can make contact with employers in places where they can have an interesting internship or even it could be the starting point of long-term cooperation.

After visits students should prepare detailed reports containing information about visited installations together with additional overarching information about the whole sector including technical and economic approach. Additionally self-assessment of knowledge gained and conclusions should be included as well.


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