Integration of Renewable Energies
This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.
EI70860 is a semester module in German or English language at Master’s level which is offered every semester.
This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.
- Catalogue of non-physics elective courses
|Total workload||Contact hours||Credits (ECTS)|
|150 h||60 h||5 CP|
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
The introduction discusses the characteristics of fluctuating power generation from renewable energies and derives the resulting challenges for the system.
Physical integration discusses (technical) options, which enable an adaption of the generation side and the demand side (grid, storage, demand side integration, etc.).
System integration evaluates the possible contribution of renewable energies to provide ancillary services (balancing power, reactive power, inertia, etc.).
Market integration explain the influence of an increasing share of renewables on the existing market participants and discusses alternative framework design options.
- describe the challenges of a power system with a high share of renewable energies
- understand the properties of renewable energies from a system perspective
- analyze possible options to improve the integration of the renewable energies
- understand the system behavior of renewable energies
- analyze the influence of renewable power generation on operation of the conventional power plant park
- assess renewable power generation in relation to electricity markets and the demand of balancing power
- renewable energy technologies (hydro, wind, photovoltaic, biomass, geothermal)
- power generation and transportation in large quantities in future energy supply scenarios
- fossil and renewable energy carriers
- regulation frameworks in electricity markets
- political and social aspects in energy systems
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Courses and Schedule
|VI||4||Integration of Renewable Energies||Gawlick, J. Kuhn, P.||
Learning and Teaching Methods
Tutorials: Calculations (by hand or PC based) as well as reading assignments which are both discussed in lessons
Language of instruction, English in Winter Semester and German in Summer Semester.
IEA: The Power of Transformation, 2014
Description of exams and course work
There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.