227-0085-14L  P&S: Technical and Economic Aspects of Renewable Energy Supply

SemesterAutumn Semester 2023
LecturersG. Hug
Periodicityevery semester recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentThe course unit can only be taken once. Repeated enrollment in a later semester is not creditable.


227-0085-14 PP&S: Technical and Economic Aspects of Renewable Energy Supply Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers.
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3 hrs
Tue14:15-16:00ETF C 109 »
G. Hug

Catalogue data

AbstractThe category of "Laboratory Courses, Projects, Seminars" includes courses and laboratories in various formats designed to impart practical knowledge and skills. Moreover, these classes encourage independent experimentation and design, allow for explorative learning and teach the methodology of project work.
ObjectiveMore and more sustainable and renewable energy technologies are used for electricity generation to cope with climate change. These distributed resources transform the electric power grid and impose major challenges.

In this seminar, students have the opportunity to glance at cutting-edge research in the field of power systems. Possible research questions might be:

- How to integrate distributed energy generation like PV plants and wind turbines into the electricity grid?
- What challenges does the increasing share of electric vehicles and batteries impose on the power grid?
- How to cope for the uncertain generation capacity of renewables and how to forecast it?
- How does the electricity market work and how do the new sources of flexibility transform it?

Students will prepare a presentation and a report on their individual research question, which is based on an assigned paper. The main objectives are to practice literature review, scientific writing and presenting. Students will learn to independently understand specific research results – a crucial skill for academic research including semester and master projects.

The language of instruction is English. Registrations for the seminar are binding.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersG. Hug
Typeungraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.

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General : Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers
PlacesLimited number of places. Special selection procedure.
Beginning of registration periodRegistration possible from 15.09.2023
PriorityRegistration for the course unit is only possible for the primary target group
Primary target groupElectrical Engin. + Information Technology BSc (228000)
Waiting listuntil 06.10.2023
End of registration periodRegistration only possible until 29.09.2023

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Electrical Engineering and Information Technology BachelorProjects & SeminarsWInformation