Syllabus for Project Course: Feasibility Study of a Wind Power Project

Projektkurs: förstudie till vindkraftsprojekt

A revised version of the syllabus is available.

Syllabus

  • 10 credits
  • Course code: 1GV182
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Wind Power Project Management A1F
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2019-03-07
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: Autumn 2019
  • Entry requirements: A Bachelor of 180 credits in Engineering, Natural and Social Science. Wind Power Development and Management, 15 credits, Planning for Wind Energy, 5 credits, Wind Turbine Technology, 5 credits and Wind Resource Assessment, 5 credits. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.
  • Responsible department: Department of Earth Sciences

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • design a wind park so that is has the potential to obtain permission to be built as well as for the best possible energy yield and profitability
  • analyse and apply rules, regulations and permission practices in conjunction with wind power project planning at a specific site
  • analyse and suggest solutions which minimise environmental impact and opposing interests as well as facilitate the acceptance of wind power
  • apply project management methods and processes on wind power projects
  • plan for, communicate and effectively conduct a project assignment according to the given framework within a group
  • analyse and reflect on motivating value systems as well as their learning and conflict management styles which impact the processes of group dynamics

Content

The course addresses specific project management methods and processes in wind power project management. Project planning, design, work in project teams, negotiations and internal conflict resolution are important elements of the course. Workshops in group dynamics, conflict resolution, rolls and exercises in effective project management are included in the course.

The course includes a group project assignment where students design a pre-study for a wind power project. The pre-study is conducted from a project and time plan with the intention that the project will have the chance to obtain permission to be built and be profitable. This is accomplished by the students initially determining the wind resources at a given site through critical evaluation of measurement and calculation methods. The results of this evaluation in combination with economic data, environmental impact and social acceptance (including an evaluation of societal relevance and ethical aspects) are then used to suggest an optimized layout for a wind project at the given site. Infrastructure such as electrical connects and roads will also be considered. Wind resource assessment is use to optimize the choice as well as the placement of wind turbines within the project area.

Instruction

Lectures, seminars and group work.

Assessment

Written project report (2.5 credits), oral exam (2.5 credits), seminars and workshops (2 credits), oral presentations (1 credit), written assignments (2 credits).

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.

Syllabus Revisions

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: Autumn 2019

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

  • Tonnqvist, Bo Project management: a guide to the theory and practice of project, program and portfolio management, and organizational change

    Sanoma utbildning, 2012

    Mandatory

  • Perrow, Martin R. Wildlife and wind farms, conflicts and solutions : Volume 1 Onshore: Potential Effects

    Exeter: Pelagic Publishing, 2017

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Perrow, Martin R. Wildlife and wind farms, conflicts and solutions : Volume 2 Onshore: Monitoring and Mitigation

    Pelagic Publishing, 2017

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

Last modified: 2022-04-26