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Postgraduate Course: Electricity Network Interaction, Integration and Control (IDCORE) (PGEE11102)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course aims to give students an excellent working knowledge and understanding of the theory, technology and practice of the network interaction, integration and control of electricity supplied from offshore renewable energy converters. This will equip them to gain maximum benefit from direct/indirect exposure during their industrial projects to the practice & challenges in delivery and control of electrical power flowing from offshore networks to the customer.
Course description The first part of the course comprises lectures and simulationbased
modelling utilising the PowerWorld power-flow software. After the introductory lectures, students investigate: power flow, voltage drops, thermal transmission constraints, steadystate stability constraints, transmission losses.
Introduction, context and revision
Fundamentals of power flow
Power flow analysis
Power flow analysis
Optimal power flow
In the second part of the course students are introduced to
the geographical and temporal characteristics of wind, wave
and tidal energy. They use PowerWorld to explore the network
impact of a wave farm and propose means of improving its
integration with the local electricity network.
Network integration of renewables
The third part of the course will introduce the principles of
offshore networks, their construction, design and operation.
Offshore network topologies and design
Offshore network technology and control
Offshore network installation, life cycle and economics
In the final part of the course students are introduced to a few
of the principles of power system economics. The main
regulatory regimes are discussed together with the pricing
principles. Then they use PowerWorld to evaluate the effect of
geography and networks on energy prices, i.e. locational
marginal pricing.
Market fundamentals, price and cost
Ancillary services
Locational marginal pricing
Regulation of offshore networks Additional material required to bring non-electrical engineers up to the required level will be provided in advance along with additional tutorial sessions, prior to and during the 2 week delivery period. This will primarily be sourced from Electrical Engineering Fundamentals of Renewable Energy course.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 98 )
Assessment (Further Info) Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Assessment Methods
Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework assignments: 1. Model Power flow (40%); 2. Wave farm network impact (60%)
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
Gain a theoretical understanding of power system
operation and analysis.
Ability to apply iterative methods of solve network power
Ability to use power-flow simulation software package to
model generation, transmission and distribution of
Appreciate and model the integration of renewable energy
into the electricity network.
Understand the lifecycle of offshore networks, their design
and economics.
Gain a theoretical understanding of the principles of power
system economics.
Ability to apply economic constraint, optimise dispatch,
location and power flow.
Appreciate the role of on and offshore regulation in
electricity system design and operation.
Reading List
Power System Analysis, 3nd Ed, Sadaat, H, McGraw-Hill, ISBN
Embedded Generation, Jenkins N. et al. Institution of
Engineering and Technology, 2000, ISBN 0852967748
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsOffshore Renewable Energy,Professional Doctorate
Course organiserProf Robin Wallace
Tel: (0131 6)50 5587
Course secretaryDr Katrina Tait
Tel: (0131 6)51 9023
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