LOG904-139 Energy Logistics
The seminar gives basic understanding and concepts of undergoing process of global energy transition to a low-carbon economy and changes in energy strategies of energy dependent as well as oil exporting countries. Among the main topics are: The key drivers of future energy demand, supply and prices. Availability of resources and investments. The environmental constraints on energy resources. Advantages and disadvantages of each type of energy sources – hydrocarbon, nuclear, hydro, renewables. Inter-fuel competition in power generation. Innovative technologies and energy efficiency in industry, commerce and built environment. The renewable energy sources and technologies (solar energy, wind power, hydropower and geothermal energy) applicable to electricity generation (solar, wind, geothermal, biomass) and transportation applications (biofuels) - market potential, costs, financing and regulation. Production, storability and transport of renewables. Electricity transmission and infrastructure. Integration of renewable sources of energy into electricity supply schemes (smart grids). Short, medium, and long-term scenarios for global energy demand growth and future energy mix. Logistical challenges in offshore wind production, with a particular focus on maintenance.
The seminar provides practical understanding of modern energy environment and main drivers and competition on the world energy market especially in power generation.
Students gain up-to-date information and will be able to analyze trends and challenges on the global energy market, overview various renewable energy technologies and their applications and advantages, as well as understand international energy policies and state support mechanisms for innovative renewable technologies and their use in power generation and industry.
Various learning techniques (lecture, discussion, cases, group work, materials for self-study) are used to develop core skills (communication, negotiation and decision making abilities) and practice what is learnt in class.
Lecturer: Liudmila Studenikina, Gubkin Russian University of Oil and Gas