The development of sustainable concepts for reliable, affordable and environmentally friendly
energy supply is one of the most urgent, global challenges confronting mankind in the 21st century.
Power generation plays a dominant role both in industrialised and developing countries. Today, power generation is mainly based on thermal and hydro power plants, with increasing shares of
renewable and distributed generation technologies based on combined heat and power plants.
The drive for lower-carbon generation technologies, combined with improved efficiency on the demand side and technical developments of information and communication technologies, will enable customers to become much more inter-active with electricity networks. These fundamental changes will significantly impact design and control of transmission and distribut on networks (Smart Grids).
This transition to electricity grids of the future requires professionals who are proficient in power
This module aims to provide students with an understanding of the operation of modern electrical powersystems with increasing shares of renewable and low carbon generation, along with the techniques to undertake a basic technical analysis of key electrical devices and systems.
- Operational behaviour of Power Lines
- Reactive Power Compensation in High Voltage Grids
- High Voltage DC transmission
Transmission and distribution system planning
- Load-flow, methods of network calculation
- Network protection
- Monitoring and control
- Reliability and stability
Energy Storage Systems
Power system economics
- Current regulatory framework
- Energy markets
- Electricity tariffs
- Impact of renewable generation on networks
- Smart generation
- Smart consumption
- Smart distribution grids
Form der Wissensvermittlung
Lecture, excercises, mini projects