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EE5003- Energy Systems


EE 5003

Total Hours

Energy Systems



The aim of this module is to provide the ability to understand the present
and future energy needs of the people and understand the problems
associated with the energy production and usage.
Learning Outcomes:

After the completion of the course the student should be able to

1. identify the primary energy sources, their limitations and costs.
2. compare different non conventional renewable energy technologies,
their efficiencies, resource assessment and capital as well as
operational costs.
3. assess the world/Sri Lanka energy demand and the demand growth.
4. understand the different energy conversion processes, their
efficiencies and associated economics.
5. appreciate the necessity of energy policies in the international level as
well as at the individual country level.
6. understand the Sri Lanka energy policy.
7. appreciate the importance of energy planning, energy management,
energy economics and pricing.
8. assess the environmental impacts caused by indiscriminate operation
of conventional energy supply systems
1. Introduction (8 hours)
Conventional Energy Resources: Major hydro, Coal, Oil, Natural gas, Uranium; Major
reserves, Depletion rates.
Non Conventional Energy Resources: Small hydro, Solar, Wind, Biomass, Tidal,
Geothermal;Their limitations, Barriers for commercial deployment
2. Present status of renewable energy development (4 hours)
Global status of renewable energy technology development. Targets set by
energy policies and initiatives
3. Energy Consumption / Demand (6 hours)
Energy consumption in developed and developing countries, regional consumption
patterns, sectoral consumption, per capita consumption. Global/Sri Lanka Demand
for energy, Demand growth patterns and forcasts, Energy and the economy.
4. Energy Conversion Processes (8 hours)
Primary conversion processes, Oil refining, Gasification of coal and bio fuels, Energy
Conversion processes at end use, their efficiencies, costs of conversion.
5. Energy Policy (6 hours)

EE5003- Energy Systems

Energy policy by world energy council, Energy policy in Sri Lanka.
6. Energy Planning / Energy Management (6 hours)
Energy data bases, Development of an energy balance, Integrated energy planning,
Supply side and Demand side energy management.
7. Energy Economics (6 hours)
Economic comparison of energy supply systems, Energy Pricing, Financial and
cost-benefit analysis of energy sector projects.
8. Environmental Concerns (6 hours)
Environmental impacts of energy projects and related costs. Regulatory
requirements, International protocols, Carbon Trading.


Continuous assessment and Mid-term test (30%)

Final written exam (70%)