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ECGR 5171 - Introduction to Energy Systems

Overview of energy systems: energy types, generation, conversion, storage, transportation/transmission, and utilization.  Principles, physical structure, processes, and utilization of fossil fuel, nuclear, and renewables for transportation, thermal, and electrical energy generation are discussed along with associated performance metrics.  The course also provides an introduction to environmental impacts of energy production, life-cycle analysis, energy efficiency concepts and metrics, transmission systems, grid reliability, and the impact of smart grid technologies.  All topics are presented in the context of industry standards as well as federal and state regulations.  Credit will not be given for ECGR 5171 where credit has been given for ECGR 4171.

Credit Hours: (3)
Restriction(s): Graduate standing or permission of the department.
Most Recently Offered (Day): Course has not been offered at this time in the past 3 years
Most Recently Offered (Evening): Fall 2018, Fall 2017

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