Project Course: Feasibility Study of a Wind Power Project
Syllabus, Master's level, 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)
- Finalised by
- The Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 12 October 2021
- Responsible department
- Department of Earth Sciences
A Bachelor's degree in engineering, science or social sciences. Wind Power Development and Management, 15 credits, as well as participation in the courses 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.
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
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.
Lectures, seminars, field and group work.
Written project report (2.5 credits), oral exam (2.5 credits), seminars and workshops (3 credits), oral presentations (1 credit), written assignments (1 credit).
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.