Sustainable Power Generation explores the future of sustainable electricity generation, highlighting topics such as energy justice, emerging competences, and major transitions that need to be navigated. This is an ideal reference for researchers, engineers, and other technical specialists working in the energy sector, as well as environmental specialists and policy makers.
- Provides a multidisciplinary, structured approach to electricity generation, focusing on the key areas of technology, business, project management, and sustainability- Includes analytics and discussions of sustainability metrics, underlying issues, and challenges- Presents business cases, offering a mix of academic depth and practicality on energy options
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Part 1: Introduction to energy and energy systems 1. Concept of energy 2. Evaluation of energy resources 3. Energy system and basic electricity market
Part 2: Sustainable energy and power generation 4. The system boundaries of sustainability 5. Sustainable Energy Development 6. Power system and the environment
Part 3: Thermal power as a bridging technology towards sustainability 7. Concept of a thermal power plant 8. Efficient and clean combustion of fossil fuels within boiler island 9. Power island and balance of plant 10. Fossil energy economics and project lifecycle
Part 4: Past, present, and future of sustainable nuclear power 11. Nuclear energy 12. Modern nuclear power plant 13. Development of sustainable nuclear power plant project
Part 5: Sustainable hydropower 14. Traditional hydropower plant technology 15. Hydropower project lifecycle
Part 6: Emerging sustainable energy systems 16. Wind energy 17. Solar energy 18. Energy from municipal solid waste 19. Bioenergy 20. Geothermal energy 21. Ocean energy conversion
Part 7: Future of sustainable power generation 22. Can we build a sustainable power generation system? 23. Sustainable electricity management beyond generation 24. Transitions towards a sustainable power generation system of the future
Dr. Nikolay Belyakov is an acting manager of corporate sales development in a petrochemical holding SIBUR where he leads cross-functional projects in digitalization, sales, marketing, and business process optimization. Since 2017, he has also been a country contributor and peer-reviewer in REN21 Global Status Report on a voluntary basis. Prior to this, he was employed as a segment manager for thermal and renewable power within Hilti Corporation, where he was responsible for developing the company's strategy and driving global business. Previously he worked in GE in various roles, including sales, project management, customer business evaluation, engineering and marketing. He obtained his engineering degree from Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Russia, followed by a PhD in engineering from Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia, and an MBA from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. His main research interests include business modeling, mechanical engineering and thermal processes, industry automation, competence build-up, and sustainable development.