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Decomposing energy systems

In the following quiz you will need to answer some questions about what you see in the video below. Click the image to view the video, then return back to this page. Note that by right-clicking the image, you can also open the video in a new window!


Coal-fired power plant


Create a drawing which represents the plant as an energy system according to you. To get started, first identify all inputs and all outputs. Then study the process parts shown, and identify them as system components. Finally, connect the components with the in-/outputs, as well as with each other.


Have you completed your diagram? Please move on to the quiz and answer the related questions.

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This article is from the free online course:

Solving the Energy Puzzle: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Energy Transition

University of Groningen