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pre371 - Distributed Generation (Complete module description)
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Module label Distributed Generation
Module code pre371
Credit points 2.0 KP
Workload 60 h
Institute directory Institute of Physics
Applicability of the module
  • Master's Programme European Master in Renewable Energy (EUREC) (Master) > Mastermodule
Responsible persons
Skills to be acquired in this module
By the end of this module, the student will
- be able to manage theoretical aspects related to power distribution, stability and quality
The students will:
- become familiar with the basic theory and practical knowledge about the electric energy
- get basic knowledge on supply guarantee and power quality topics
- get basic knowledge on stability issues
- know the main effects of the introduction of Renewable Energies into the electric grid
- become familiar with the substations principles
- get knowledge about the concept of distributed generation and its implications
- will be able to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of Power Systems operations and Distributed Generation integration in existing grids
- be able to work effectively as professionals and as team members in order to solve technical problems
- be able to demonstrate their abilities to communicate effectively in multinational teams
Module contents
- Introduction to electric grid
- Security of supply and grid quality
- Stability
- Electric circuits analysis
- Renewable energy impact on the grid
- Laboratory classes (three-phase systems)
- Laboratory classes (reactive energy compensation)
- Models or patterns of consumption. Response / Demand Management
- Basic concepts of power electronics
Reader's advisory
John J. Grainger, William D. Stevenson: Power System Analysis. McGraw-Hill Inc, 1995.
J. Duncan Glover, Mulukutla S. Sarma, and Thomas Overbye: Power System Analysis and design. Cengage Learning, 2008.
Theodore Wildi: Electrical Machines, Drives and Power System. Prentice-Hall, 2002.
A.J. Pansini: Guide to Electrical Power Distribution Systems. The Fairmont Press Inc, 2005.
M.Paz Comech, M. Garcia-Gracia: Tecnología eléctrica.
A.A. Bayod; J.L. Bernal; J.A. Dominguez; M.A. García García; A. Llombart; J.M. Yusta: Análisis de circuitos eléctricos I. Colección Textos Docentes, vol. 58. Prensas Universitarias de Zaragoza.
Language of instruction English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity unlimited
Modullevel / module level MM (Mastermodul)
Modulart / typ of module Pflicht
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
After end of lectures of module
Written exam (95%): 2 hours
Subject’s work (5%): approx. 4 hours
(Subject’s work refers to the different assignments that students are asked to finish after a preliminary session during the lessons)
Course type Seminar
Workload attendance 0 h