Undergraduate Course: Distributed Energy Resources and Smart Grids 5 (ELEE11100)
|School||School of Engineering
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Year 5 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course introduces existing and emerging power engineering technologies in the areas of distributed energy resources (DERs) and the smart grid, from concept and basic theory to real-world applications. It covers distributed renewable generation including wind, solar and hydro plants, various energy storage technologies as well as the impact of modern loads such as electric vehicles, heat pumps and LED lighting on the power system. It introduces the concepts of load management, demand response and active network management. Finally it gives a holistic overview of the constituent technologies of the smart grid, including power network components, control, information and communications technologies and smart metering.
Indicative list of topics covered:
- Distributed generation: basic concepts and challenges
- Renewable energy sources
- Modern load characteristics, modelling and behaviour
- Demand-side management and response
- Modern power network components and topologies for control
- Active network management and intelligent control of power systems
- Power, information management and telecommunications aspects of smart grids
- Smart metering
- Energy Storage
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||A solid back ground in power electronics, systems & machines.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Have a sound understanding of the operation of electricity distribution systems and an appreciation of the associated challenges;
- Appreciate the resource characteristics, operation, control requirements, challenges and overall impact of highly distributed, renewable energy generators;
- Have a good understanding of the characteristics of modern electrical loads as well as energy storage technologies, and the impact of increased penetration of such technologies in distribution systems;
- Be conversant in power, data management and telecommunications aspects of smart and micro-grids;
- Understand the functionalities and the operational flexibility brought to the power system by the introduction of smart meters.
|Smart Grid: Fundamentals of Design and Analysis - International Edition, James Momoh, Wiley|
Smart Grid: Technology and Applications, Janaka Ekanayake et al, Wiley
Integration of distributed generation in the power system - Wiley
In addition to the above textbooks, the course material is augmented by journal papers to be distributed to the students.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||renewable energy,demand side management,demand response,smart grid,distributed generation
|Course organiser||Dr Michael Merlin
Tel: (0131 6)50 5726
|Course secretary||Mrs Megan Inch-Kellingray
Tel: (0131 6)51 7079