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 2022-2023


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The course provides the students with general knowledge of the energy technologies, the effects of intermittent renewable energy sources and the integration of different technologies for flexible and low carbon energy systems. The course also gives examples how to model and simulate integrated energy systems, consisting of intermittent and controllable technologies. The following aspects will mainly be discussed:
  • Centralized and decentralized (distributed) energy systems
  • Advantages and disadvantages of centralized and distributed energy systems
  • Intermittent and controllable energy technologies
  • Combination of energy technologies for integrated and flexible energy generation systems

Learning outcome

This course will give students a broad and basic understanding of energy technologies and integrated energy systems. They will gain an overview and understanding of energy generation in both large-scale centralized and small-scale distributed applications. They will have an understanding for the effects of intermittent renewables and the need for a combination of controllable and intermittent energy generation technologies.

Required prerequisite knowledge


Recommended prerequisites

Basic knowledge of mathematics, physics and thermodynamics


Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written exam 1/1 4 Hours Letter grades Approved, basic calculator

Coursework requirements

At least 2 compulsory assignments
Mandatory assignment/s must be approved to get access to the exam. 

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator:

Homam Nikpey Somehsaraei

Head of Department:

Øystein Arild

Method of work

Lectures and submission of mandatory exercises.

Open for

Energy and Petroleum Engineering - Bachelor in Engineering Admission to Single Courses at the Faculty of Science and Technology Exchange programme at Faculty of Science and Technology

Course assessment

Form and/or discussion.


The syllabus can be found in Leganto