EE4-50 Sustainable Electrical Systems (IDX)Lecturer(s): Prof Tim Green; Prof Goran Strbac
This course reviews the motivating factors and aspirations for changing electricity systems to a more sustainable form. From this base, the challenges posed for planning and operating a system with a changed generation mix are described and analysed. To support this, the features of the key renewable and low carbon energy technologies are introudced.
Be able to describe the changes foreseen in electricity systems
Be able to analyse and describe the challenges to existing network operation posed by renewable energy and be able to identify the changes needed.
Be able to describe the basic operation of various renewable energy technologies, identify key features such as intermittency or resource dependency and perform calculation of energy yields or design choices.
Part 1 - Context , Drivers and Policy
The world of energy and the panorama for the UK
Government and international objectives and policies
The status of the present system
Part 2 - Sustainable Energy Technologies
Wind power, tidal, marine and hydro power, photo-voltaic systems, combined heat and power
Part 3 - Network integration
Connection issues for distributed generation
Connection issues for offshore wind energy
Impact of intermittent generation on network operation and security
Planning of reserve and response services
Coursework contribution: 20%
Closed or Open Book (end of year exam): Closed
To be announced
Oral Exam Required (as final assessment): N/A
Prerequisite: None required
Course Homepage: http://bb.imperial.ac.uk