CENTRE FOR RENEWABLE AND SUSTAINABLE ENERGY STUDIES

COURSE MODULES

THERMAL ENERGY SYSTEMS 746/846 (25 - 30 June 2018)

The course consists of a study of the conventional energy systems that contribute to the total energy mix throughout the world today. The course will give an insight into the current world supply and demand for conventional energy including consumption of various end-users. The supply and demand for conventional energy in South Africa will also be covered. The contribution made by each of the systems supplying the energy mix to the major industrialized countries will be discussed. For each of the major systems, the methods of energy generation and production as well as the supply networks will be covered. The main themes for the course will include:

• Introduction to Thermal Energy Systems
• Thermodynamic Cycles
• Coal
• Electricity
• Nuclear
• Gas Turbines
• Oil and Natural Gas
• Transport
• Energy Efficiency and the Future.