“Electrical Power Engineering and System Integration” is an introduction to modern electrical power systems and networks, aimed at providing students with the basic knowledge to solve specific problems that arise in the distributed generation of electricity.
The course starts with the discussion of the basic grid components that are commonly encountered and with network analysis:
It then moves on to electrical machinery and to power electronics:
- basic circuit components;
- basics of 1- and 3-phase system;
- simple grid model;
- active and reactive power; electrical power networks.
Finally, it focuses on the integration of sustainable energy sources into the grid:
- synchronous and asynchronous generators;
- rectifiers/inverters/power converters.
- electrical engineering aspects of photovoltaic- and wind-generation of power;
- power flow calculations;
- stability and control; power quality; island grid;
- energy chains; energy storage
These topics are discussed in 12 lectures, each with accompanying homework assignments.
Additional exercises and opportunity for discussion are provided in 2 revision sessions.
Course material consists of copies of the lecture slides and of literature handouts.
The course assumes no prior knowledge, but a sound grasp of the basic concepts in electricity and magnetism, as well as operational familiarity with complex calculus greatly facilitate the learning process.
Acquisition of the learning goals is tested in a written exam.
½ of the grade is based on knowledge/understanding; ½ on quantitative analysis skills.