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phy647 - Future Power Supply Systems (Complete module description)
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Module label Future Power Supply Systems
Modulkürzel phy647
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Attendance: 56 hrs, Self study: 124 hrs
Institute directory Institute of Physics
Verwendbarkeit des Moduls
  • Master's Programme Engineering Physics (Master) > Schwerpunkt: Renewable Energies
  • Master's Programme Environmental Modelling (Master) > Mastermodule
  • Sustainable Renewable Energy Technologies (Master) > Mastermodule
Zuständige Personen
Agert, Carsten (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Knowledge from module RE technology I, Mathematics
Skills to be acquired in this module
After successful completion of the module students should be able to
  • explain the management, power balancing and the provision of ancillary services within future electricity grid configurations with high shares of fluctuating and distributed generation
  • perform power system simulation with related software tools
  • describe different grid-designs, including mini- and microgrids
  • compare different markets for electricity (Futures' Market, Day-Ahead-Market, Intraday-Market, Balancing Power Market, Self-Consumption) and assess the suitability of these concepts for promoting the implementation of higher shares of fluctuating distributed power generation within the electricity grid.
  • explain the technical principles and resulting limiting factors of concepts and components required for power control within \Smart City", \Smart Grid", and \Smart Home" concepts
Module contents
Future Power Supply Systems:
  • Technology and characteristics of conventional power plants based e. g. on coal, gas, and nuclear,
  • Fundamentals, structure, technologies and operation of (AC-) electricity grids (incl. balancing power, voltage management, etc.),
  • Fluctuating distributed generation: Characteristics and solutions on the transmission and distribution grid levels, incl. storage, vehicle-to-grid-concepts, smart inverters, heat pumps / CHP, etc,
  • Interactions between technology and economics: The different electricity markets (Futures Market, Day-Ahead-Market, Intraday-Market, Balancing Power Market, Self-Consumption) and their links to the physical world, - \Smart City", \Smart Grid", \Smart Home", - Mini- and Micro-Grids,
  • Energy scenarios and modelling,
  • Chemical energy carriers in the energy system: power-togas (e.g. methane) and power-to-liquids (e.g.methanol)
Future Power Supply Systems: Buchholz, B.M., Styczynski Z. (2014). Smart Grids - Fundamentals and Technologies in Electricity Networks. Springer Ed.,
Khartchenko, N. et al. (2013). Advanced Energy Systems, Second Edition (Energy Technology). CRC Press Inc.
Hemami, A. (2015). Electricity and Electronics for Renewable Energy Technology: An Introduction (Power Electronics and Applications) CRC Press,
Schlögl, R. (2013) Ed., Chemical Energy Storage, De Gruyter
Language of instruction English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency Sommersemester
Module capacity unlimited
Modullevel / module level MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Modulart / typ of module Wahlpflicht / Elective
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method Lecture and Seminar: 4 hrs/week
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Examination Prüfungszeiten Type of examination
Final exam of module
Report (presentation: 50 min, Term-paper: 5 pp.) or Exercises (8 Exercises). In addition, active participation is required. The criteria to fulfil the requirement of the active participation are announced at the beginning of the term.
Form of instruction Lecture
Frequency SoSe oder WiSe
Workload Präsenzzeit 56 h