Electrical Energy Production

Higher education teachers: Čepin Marko
Credits: 5
Semester: winter
Subject code: 64688

Subject description


  • Enrolment into the program.
  • Prerequisite for exam includes the well performed laboratory exercises.

Content (Syllabus outline):

Energy conversion in classic hydro power plants, basics of hydrodynamics, basics of turbines operation, water turbine technical characteristics regarding construction and operation, turbine control, other equipment, river energy potential, efficiency. Energy conversion in classic termo power plants, basics of thermodynamics, efficiency of heat conversion to mechanical energy, characteristics of steam and gas turbines, effect to the environment, recent methods for reduction of emisions from thermal power plants, other equipment. Energy conversion in nuclear power plants, physics of chain reaction, mechanisms of maintaining the chain reaction in the reactor, structure and characteristics of the most applicable types of nuclear reactors, radiological protection, nuclear waste. Conversion of electric energy from alternative sources of electric energy: technology overview, potentials, technical characteristics and perspectives.

Objectives and competences:

Student will learn basic phenomena of energy conversions to electric energy with classic technology and with alternative sources of energy. Student will be capable to assess energy potentials regarding their conversion technologies into electric energy. Student will learn structure and functions of components and their interactions within conventional power plants and within alternative power sources.

Intended learning outcomes:

Student will understand methods of conversion of primary energy into electric energy in classical power plants and in alternative power plants. Student will be capable to participate in solving technical questions and problems in the field of conversion to electric power in hydroelectric power plants, thermal power plants, nuclear power plants, wind power plants and solar power plants.

Learning and teaching methods:

  • Lectures and
  • exercises.

Study materials

Temeljni literatura in viri / Readings:

  1. Izkoriščanje vodne energije, delovni material (Marko Čepin), 2014
  2. B. Orel: Energetski pretvorniki I, Založba FER, Ljubljana 1992
  3. B. Orel: Energetski pretvorniki II, Založba FER, Ljubljana 1993
  4. Energija vetra in vetrne elektrarne, delovni material (Marko Čepin), 2014

Study in which the course is carried out

  • 3 year - 1st cycle - Applied Electrical Engineering - Power Engineering Technology and System Automation