SHE Level 4
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code MHH624685
Module Leader Martin MacDonald
School School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment
Subject SCEBE - School Office
  • A (September start)
  • B (January start)

Summary of Content

This course is to introduce concepts of electrical energy regulation and practices in management of customer demand, and evaluation methodology of program success. It examines the methodologies for assessing the impact of energy efficiency and load management technologies on the utility's load shape. It would also examine the development of deregulation in the electric utility service and the emergence of integrated energy services in the industry


The teaching syllabus will cover the following areas: Concept and Methods of Electricity Management: Load control, Energy efficiency and its standard, Load management and its planning, Design, Marketing, Impact assessment. Customer Electrical Load Control: Direct, Distributed and local control, Interruptible load, Assessment of impact on load shape. Strategic Conservation and Load Management Technologies: Strategic conservation, Improving building envelope, Air-conditioning, Lighting, Electric Motor and other industrial process and equipments, Load shifting and leveling through Thermal Energy storage. Customer Incentives, Marketing Design and Assessment: Type of incentives and programs, Program design, Use of Analytical Hierarchical process for assessment of customer acceptance and program penetration. Assessment of Impact on System Load Shape: Energy audit and assessment of customers' load shape, Impact of DSM programs on load shapes in customer groups categorized in economic sub sectors.Data collection by physical measurement and survey mechanism Cost/Benefit Analysis and Feasibility of DSM Program: DSM program costing and load shape impact on system, DSM cost/benefit and feasibility, Environmental benefits and its modeling. Integrated Utility service under Deregulated Scenario: Institutional, legal and political environments and the stages of development of electric utility service, The mechanism of competition and development of the financial environment for economic utilization of resources for electric service.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the student should be able to:1. Outline and explain the concepts of Demand Side Management (DSM); customer load control; and load management technologies.(AM1)2. Evaluate customer incentives, program penetration and impact on system load shape. (AM1,AM7)3. Develop and evaluate a management and conservation of energy strategy at customer point. (AM8)4. Evaluate a DSM programme for utilities and integrated electric service companies. (AM1,AM7,AM8)

Teaching / Learning Strategy

The main teaching method will be based on lectures with case studies relate the theoretical concepts to real experience. The students will be expected to perform directed reading exercises and self-learning exercises on topics related to Electrical Energy Management. Tutorials will be used to reinforce the module material and to discuss the issues raised by the directed reading.

Indicative Reading

-375 1. C.W. Gellings, Demand-Side Management: Concepts and Methods , Fairmont Press 2 nd Ed., 2000 -375 2. C.W. Gellings, and J.H. Chamberlin, Demand-Side Management Planning , Fairmont Press, 1993.-3 -360 3. C.O. Biork, Industrial Load Management: Theory, Practice and Simulation , Amsterdam, 1989. 4. D.R.Limaye, and V.Rable, International Load Management: Methods to Practice , Firmont Press, 1988 Cape Hart, Turner and Kennedy, Guide of Energy management , Firmont Press, 1997

Transferrable Skills

Tutorials provide: Problem Solving and Numeracy Case studyprovide:use of Interpersonal/team skills Surveyprovide:Communication/Literacy/Linguistic/Critical Evaluation

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Tutorials (FT) 28.00
Lectures (FT) 56.00
Assessment (FT) 16.00
Independent Learning (FT) 100.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Exam (Exams Office) 3.00 50.00 45% Final Examination - unseen exam:3 hours
Coursework 1 n/a 30.00 n/a Assignment :Case Study linked with energy management studies: 2000 words
Exam (School) 1.50 20.00 n/a Mid-term test - Assignment :Case Study linked with energy management studies: 2000 words