Postgraduate Course: Electricity Network Interaction, Integration and Control (IDCORE) (PGEE11102)
|School||School of Engineering
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This 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.
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
¿ 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)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|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%)
|No Exam Information
| ¿ 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
¿ Gain a theoretical understanding of the principles of power
¿ 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.
|Power System Analysis, 3nd Ed, Sadaat, H, McGraw-Hill, ISBN|
Embedded Generation, Jenkins N. et al. Institution of
Engineering and Technology, 2000, ISBN 0852967748
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Offshore Renewable Energy,Professional Doctorate
|Course organiser||Prof Robin Wallace
Tel: (0131 6)50 5587
|Course secretary||Dr Katrina Tait
Tel: (0131 6)51 9023