Development of Renewable Energy Projects

Module Title Development of Renewable Energy Projects
CompetencyImplementing project management skills regarding renewable energy projects
Courses Title Teaching Method SWS Credits Performance requirements/Examination
Project Planning and Tendering
lecture 2 3 written/oral exam
Project Commissioning, Operation and Maintenance lecture, seminar 2 2 written/oral exam
Semester winter
Responsible El Mahdi
Site Cairo
Lecturer(s) Alia El Mahdi
Abu Arab
Adel Khalil
Language English
Workload 75 hours course attendance
50 hours self-study
Credits 5
Recommended Qualifications  -
Learning Outcomes a) Project Planning and Tendering
After the successful participation in the course Project Planning and Tendering the students are able to:
  • plan a renewable energy project, select site and technology
  • conduct tendering process and licensing.
b) Project Commissioning, Operation and Maintenance
After the successful participation in the course Project Commissioning, Operation and Maintenance the students are able to:
  • perceive commissioning processes, operation and maintenance practice in REEE projects.
Contents a) Project Planning and Tendering
  • Fundamentals of the construction industry:
    • project life cycle and organization
    • project management process
    • types and life cycle of construction projects
  • Project contract strategy
  • Delivery methods
  • Cash flow and cost control
  • Scheduling techniques, among others:
    • bar charts
    • line of balance
    • critical path method and others
b) Project Commissioning, Operation and Maintenance
  • RE fundamentals:
    • different renewable power generation techniques
    • commissioning rules and standards
  • Case study wind energy:
    • basic meteorology, statistical analysis of wind
    • type of wind turbines (components, power curve, wind turbine loads, losses)
    • economical considerations
    • computation of wind power of a site
    • wind farm layouts, loss of wind energy, environmental codes and standards, etc
    • environmental codes and standards
    • wind turbine maintenance ( schedules for different components, power regulation, electric shielding, cleaning of components)
    • experience values of wind farm in Zafaraana, Egypt
  • Case studies to be prepared by students based on the wind energy example:
    • solar thermal power plants
    • bio fuels power plants
    • PV power plants
Media Black board and beamer.
Literature
  • Presentations and reports on major RE/EE projects.
  • Local and international tendering and procurement regulations.
  • Commissioning and O&M standards codes of practice.