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Energy System Integration ENP150

Energy may originate from both renewable and non-renewable sources. In this course the student will get an introduction to how these different sources can be integrated into an integrated energy system.

Course description for study year 2021-2022. Please note that changes may occur.

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Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Energy and Petroleum Engineering

Learning outcome
This course will give students a broad and basic understanding of integrated energy systems; they will gain an overview and understanding of energy generation and distribution networks with both centralized and distributed production units, they will have an understanding for the effect of renewable energy form stability of the electrical networks point of view and the need for a mix of "dispatchable and intermittent" energy generation. In addition, students will gain knowledge about the interaction between the electricity grid, the district heating grid, the gas grid and energy storage.

The course provides general knowledge of the integrated energy system and the effect of intermittent renewable energy on the system's stability. The following aspects of integrated energy systems will be discussed:

- Centralized and distributed systems

- Intermittent and controlled generation

- The interaction between different networks for energy distribution (electricity, heat, gas)

- Advantages and disadvantages of large central networks and so-called microgrid

- Monitoring and control of distribution networks by means of data collection and analysis

Required prerequisite knowledge
Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written exam 1/1 4 Hours A - F

Coursework requirements
At least 2 compulsory assignments
Course teacher(s)
Course coordinator: Homam Nikpey Somehsaraei
Head of Department: Øystein Arild
Method of work
Lectures and submission of mandatory exercises (group work).
Open for
Energy and Petroleum Engineering, Bachelor in Engineering
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