Welcome to Dispersed Generation of Electricity

Description: Environmental concerns and various benefits of small on-site 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. 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 and other flexible loads as a provider of ancillary services in the future electric power systems.

Following topics are covered in the course:

- The energy demand and supply of power.

- Power quality issues.

- Grid reconnection and requirements.

- Future trends & smart grids.

- Synchronization and island detection.

- Control and operation of dispersed generation in islanded scenario.

- Electric vehicles, Flexible loads and Power system stability.

- Impacts of electric vehicle and flexible loads on distribution network.

- Simulation tools for dispersed generation system.

Prerequisites: Electrical engineers and PhD students with knowledge about electrical power and energy systems.

Form of evaluation: Written examination

Link: http://www.et.aau.dk/phd/phd-courses/

Organizer: Associate Professor Birgitte Bak-Jensen, e-mail: bbj@et.aau.dk

Lecturers: Associate Professor Birgitte Bak-Jensen, Associate Professor Jayakrishnan R. Pillai and Associate Professor Florin Iov

ECTS: 3.5

Time: 11.-14. September 2018


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Number of seats: 30

Deadline: 21. August 2018

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.