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BL20A1300 Energy Resources, 6 cr 
Code BL20A1300  Validity 01.08.2014 -
Name Energy Resources  Abbreviation Energy Resource 
Credits6 cr   
TypeBasic studies  
  Grading scaleStudy modules 0-5,P/F 
  Eligibility for post-graduate studiesno
    Allowed to study several timesno
Organisation LUT School of Energy Systems 

Christian Breyer 
Ashish Gulagi 

Description by Study Guide
Note  Location: Lappeenranta 
Year  M.Sc. (Tech.) 1 
Period  1-2 
Teaching Language  English 
Teacher(s) in Charge 

Professor, D.Sc. (Tech.) Christian Breyer


Upon completion of the course the student will be able to: 1. Identify the constraints and potentials of all relevant energy sources in a global context. 2. Describe all relevant energy conversion technologies on the basis of their energy resource. 3. Analyse the principal structure of future energy systems on the basis of energy resource characteristics. 4. Describe the special relevance of wind energy and solar energy in the ongoing energy transformation.


The course provides an overview on the availability of energy resources and related emissions and techno-economic maturity of related energy conversion technologies, which induces a fundamental structure for the future energy system and the related energy transformation pathway. The course comprises the main energy resources for the current and future energy system: crude oil,natural gas, coal, uranium, hydro power, bioenergy, solar energy, wind energy,geothermal energy, and ocean energy. These energy resources have different theoretical, technical and economic potentials as well as geographic variations in availability. The resources also differ considerably in the impact of the emissions related to the respective energy conversion technologies being relevant for the degree of sustainability. A broad variety of energy conversion technologies at different levels of maturity are used for utilizing the resources. 

Teaching Methods 

Lectures 14 h, exercises 14 h, 1st period. Lectures 14 h,exercises 14 h, 2nd period. Examination 3h. Independent study 97 h.
Total workload 156 h.

Examination in Examination schedule (Yes/No)  Yes 
Examination in Moodle (Yes/No)  No 
Examination in Exam (Yes/No)  No 
Assessment scale and assessment methods 

0-5, examination 100%.

Course Materials 

Material handed out in class and made available on Moodle.

Places for exchange-students? (Yes, number/No)  max 15 
Places for Open University Students?(Yes, number/No)  max 5 

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Register Energy Resources  EXAM  Christian Breyer,
Ashish Gulagi 
08.04.20wed 16.15-19.15