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Utility Sector

Code

SE-UTS1

Version

2.0

Offered by

Supply Engineering

ECTS

5

Prerequisites

General admission requirements.

Main purpose

Supply of water and energy and handling of waste water and storm water is managed by utility companies. The performance of these utilities depends on the legal framework, their organisation and economy and their strategies in relation to important issues such as sustainability.

Knowledge

Upon completion of the course, the student has gained knowledge of:
• Basic parameters defining utility services within drinking water, district heating, storm water and wastewater
• The utility framework and legislation in Denmark
• Community/publicly owned utilities

Skills

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:
• Identify stakeholders in the utility sector
• Suggest suitable resources for heating and drinking water
• Suggest suitable solutions for handling wastewater and storm water
• In general terms describe the legal framework concerning utility companies

Competences

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to apply knowledge and skills to:
• Perform a simple feasibility study for a wastewater/storm water, drinking water and district heating project

Topics

Teaching methods and study activities

The teaching style is based on the theories of Problem Based Learning (PBL) and the activities are a mixture of lectures, individual information retrieval, collection of data and its analysis, discussions in groups assisted by the lecturer, presentations, self-study, and homework assignments.
137.5 hours of work for the student.

Resources

1. Water in Figures. DANVA 2019
2. District Energy, White paper. State of Green 2018
3. Acts, regulations and guidelines for the utility sector – country specific.
4. Collection of articles and related material will be provided as required.
All books and papers are public domain.

Evaluation

Examination

Prerequisites:
Mandatory assignments handed in before deadline and accepted.

Type of examination:
Ongoing assessment of 3 assignments during the semester and a final exam in the form of a written test, each weighing 25%.

Internal assessment.

Allowed tools:
NA

Re-exam:
Individual oral examination with internal assessment.

Grading criteria

Grading based on the Danish 7 point scale.

Additional information

​Lecturers:
Henrik Bjørn
Allan Stokvad Abildskov
Irina Pitropova

Responsible

Henrik Bjørn

Valid from

8/1/2021 12:00:00 AM

Course type

Compulsory for Supply Engineering
1. semester

Keywords

The utility sectors requirements and obligations, legislation, economy, business conditions, organization, stakeholders, resources, community owned business model.