Course Title: 
Energy Conservation and Management
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Year Taught: 
Postgraduate (PG)
School of Engineering

'Energy Conservation and Management' is a course offered in the M. Tech. in Power & Energy Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri campus.

Energy Conservation and Management: general principles of energy management and energy management planning, conducting energy audit (pre-audit, audit and post-audit), energy audit instruments, energy audit report, monitoring, evaluating and following up energy saving measures/ projects, case study. Energy efficiency analysis, management of heating, Heat Ventilating and Air-Conditioning (HVAC), management of process energy, Energy Efficiency of turbines, compressors and pumps, specific energy consumption, parameters affecting specific energy consumption, flexi targeting technique. Cogeneration: types and schemes, case study. Management of electrical load and lighting: Management opportunities with electric drives, Energy Efficiency in motors, pumps and fans, lighting, electrical load analysis, and peak demand control and Demand Response. Economics of power factor improvement: reactive power management, capacitor sizing, location, placement, maintenance, case study. Computer -aided energy management, energy efficiency policy initiatives. Energy Economics: Time value of money - Present Worth and Future Worth Economic performance indices: Payback - Simple and Discounted, Net Present Value, Internal Rate of Return, Benefit to Cost Ratio, E/D ratio, Life cycle/levelized cost. Financial evaluation of energy projects, evaluation of proposals, profitability index, life cycle costing approach, investment decision and uncertainty. Energy conservation in vehicles, energy conservation in buildings, Power quality issues related to Energy Efficient Technologies, Energy Conservation Practice – Case Studies.

  • Barney L. Capehart, Wayne C. Turner and William J. Kennedy, "Guide to Energy Management", Seventh Edition, The Fairmont Press Inc., 2012.
  • Albert Thumann, “Handbook of Energy Audits”, Sixth Edition, The Fairmount Press, 2003.
  • G. G. Rajan, “Optimizing Energy Efficiencies in Industry”, Tata McGraw Hill, 2001
  • Wayne C. Turner, “Energy Management Hand Book”, The Fairmount Press, Inc., 2001.
  • Charles M. Gottschalk, “Industrial Energy Conservation”, John Wiley and Sons, 1996.
  • Craig B. Smith, “Energy Management Principles”, Pergamon Press, 2015.
  • IEEE Recommended “Practice for Energy Management in Industrial and Commercial Facilities”, IEEE std 739 – 1995. (Bronze book).
  • Hamies, “Energy Auditing and Conservation; Methods, Measurements, Management and Case Study”, Hemisphere Publishers, Washington, 1980.
  • C.W. Gellings and J.H. Chamberlin, “Demand-Side Management Planning”, Fairmount Press, 1993.
  • Wayne C Turner, “Energy Management Handbook”, The Fairmount Press, 2006.
  • Bureau of Energy Efficiency Study material for Energy Managers and Auditors Examination: Paper I to IV.
  • S. Pabla, “Electric Power Systems Planning”, Mac Millan India Ltd., 1998.