Engineer's power play: the carbon combat

General description

Clean Energy for All Europeans is an EU legislative program based on the Paris Agreement and the Kyoto Protocol to the UN Convention on Climate Change. The program brings various measures aimed at the climate change combat. It sets new energy targets, enables all Europeans to generate their own electricity and does push on the Member States to shift their energy needs towards greener technologies.

Stabilization of the environment and meeting the EU goals will require completely new approach towards the electricity generation and the power engineering sector as such. Energy efficiency, broad implementation of renewable energy sources, nuclear energy and rapid research and development in energy storage will be a must.

Therefore, the educational and research priority of the European technical universities should be a creation of a suitable environment for young engineers with revolutionary ideas. The Engineer's power play is here. Join the Light side in the carbon combat!

Academic information

Fields of activity:
Electrical/Electromechanical Engineering , Electronic/Electrotechnical Engineering , Environmental Engineering , Industrial Engineering , Mechanical Engineering , Physics/Physics Engineering , Power Engineering
Content and topics:
Central topic of the event is Low-carbon power technologies. Term is usually described as those power generating technologies, which are capable of providing the electricity with less than 5% of the lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions of coal power. The content of the course will cover these subtopics both from theoretical and practice oriented side: - Solar Power - Hydropower - Wind Power - Nuclear power - Energy Efficiency - Renewable Energy Sources Grid Integration - Distributed generation and smart metering - Energy storage
Learning goals and objectives:
To provide students with comprehensive knowledge on modern power generating technologies capable of replacing the conventional power plants and minimizing the environmental impact of electricity generation. - To explain key environmental issues of power generation and critically evaluate environmental impacts of various power generation technologies. - To provide students with basic knowledge on construction and operation principles of various types of modern wind turbines, water turbines, photothermal and photovoltaic panels, nuclear reactors, biomass boilers and other relevant technologies. - To critically assess the impact of the implementation of low-carbon power generation technologies on the electricity grid.
Examination type:
Project work
ECTS credits issued:
Not known yet

Information for applicants

Selection criteria:
Motivation letter

Practical arrangements

All of the following are covered by the event fee:

Student dormitories of Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Participants will be served 3 meals per day and various forms of refreshment during the academic program. Breakfast will be served in a form of cold buffet. Hot lunch and dinner will take place in a university restaurant. Want to see some pictures?
One of the University campus advantages is that the academic program venues, social program venues, university restaurants and accommodation are very close. However, the program covers several excursions, practical exercises and social, evening activities taking place outside the campus with a provided transportation.