The main goals of this course are:
- Understand the energy service concept
- Identify the required energy services in different energy systems contexts
- Know the level of energy services around the world
- Model different energy services
- Estimate the energy services requirements
The course is divided in 4 topics. For each subtopic, there will a quiz that needs to be answered to allow the progress to the next subtopic. To move forward to the next topic, the quiz needs to be positively answered.The weight on the final grade of all the quizzes (homework) completed is 30%.
For each topic, there will be a mid-term evaluation that needs to be positively assessed to allow the progress for the next topic. This exercise is individually and once completed the 4 mid-term evaluations it will count 30% for your final grade.
After completing all the topics, there will be an overall exercise that will be peer-review and evaluated by the tutor. The weight on the final grade is 40%.
Carlos Santos Silva
Assistant Professor at the Mechanical Engineering Department of Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), University of Lisbon. Born in Lisbon in 1976, he holds a degree (1999), a MSc (2001) and a PhD (2005) in Mechanical Engineering from IST.
As an engineer he worked at Siemens AG in Munich, Germany (from 2001 to 2004) and in Albatroz Engineering in Portugal (from 2006 to 2008). At the university, he has lectured at Escola Náutica Infante Dom Henrique (from 2004 to 2007) and at IST since 2008.
His research and teaching activities are in the area of energy planning and energy management in buildings.
Diana Pereira Neves
Diana Neves has her PhD in Sustainable Energy Systems from the Universidade de Lisboa and she is currently a post-doc researcher at the Center for Innovation, Technology and Policy Research IN+ at Instituto Superior Técnico where she coordinates the research in the area of microgrids and optimization of energy systems. Diana represented Portugal in sailing at the Olympic Games in London 2012.