Environmental concerns and various benefits of dispersed generation have resulted in significant penetration of dispersed generation in many distribution systems. But, this has resulted in various operational problems.
This course aims to address various challenges and opportunity with having a lot of dispersed generation in a network. It focuses on the balancing, stability and reliability problems in the network together with power quality, seen from a MV-network point of
view. In addition, various aspects of islanded operation of distribution systems with dispersed generation are also discussed.
The course also covers the role of electric vehicles as a provider of ancillary services in the future electric power systems.
Following topics are covered in the course:
o The energy demand and supply of power
o Balancing and market aspects in relation to dispersed generation
o Power quality issues
o Reliability of dispersed generation systems
o Grid reconnection requirements
o Synchronization and island detection
o Control and operation of dispersed generation in islanded scenario
o Electric vehicles for power balancing purposes.
o Simulation tools for dispersed generation system, examples with Matlab

Associate Professor Birgitte Bak-Jensen, Aalborg University, email:

Associate Professor Birgitte Bak-Jensen, Aalborg University
Power Systems Research Specialist Florin Iov, Vestas
Assistant Professor Pukar Mahat, Aalborg University
Assistant Professor Jayakrishnan Pillai, Aalborg University



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August 30, 2013

Important information concerning PhD courses
We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 5,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately three months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.