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RE15M3 Integration of renewable energy

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Module name:

Integration of renewable energy

Scope and form:

This module deals with the analysis of the impact of the renewable energy in the electric systems.
Renewable Energy Integration focuses on incorporating renewable energy, distributed generation, energy storage, thermally activated technologies, and demand response into the electric distribution and transmission system. A systems approach is being used to conduct integration development and demonstrations to address technical, economic, regulatory, and institutional barriers for using renewable and distributed systems. In addition to fully addressing operational issues, the integration also establishes viable business models for incorporating these technologies into capacity planning, grid operations, and demand-side management.

Duration (weeks; Hours/week):

15 weeks, 4h/week

Type of assessment:

Distributed evaluation with final exam

Qualified Prerequisites:

Basics in Power Systems, Analysis and simulation of Electrical Systems, Power Systems Operation, Renewable Energies, Energy Management with renewable energy.

General module objectives:

The aim of this module is to understand the goal of Renewable energy integration in the electric grid, design, planning and operation to:
reduce carbon emissions and emissions of other air pollutants through increased use of renewable energy and other clean distributed generation
increase asset use through integration of distributed systems and customer loads to reduce peak load and thus lower the costs of electricity
support achievement of renewable portfolio standards for renewable energy and energy efficiency
enhance reliability, security, and resiliency from microgrid applications in critical infrastructure protection and highly constrained areas of the electric grid
support reductions in oil use by enabling plug-in electric vehicle (PHEV) operations with the grid

Topics and short description:

Integration of renewable .energy in traditional power systems. Distributed versus Central Station Generation.RE (Renewable Energy)generation: the present, the future andthe integration challenges. Present: state of the art in integrating large-capacity RE. Application of large-capacity EES (Electrical Energy Storage) to support RE integration.Standards for large-capacity RE integration.The Grid Code.
Integration of renewable energy into supply systems
Integration of renewable energy into electrical power systems
Features and structures of electrical power systems
Renewable energy generation characteristics
Integration of renewable energy into electrical power systems: experiences, studies and options
Integration of renewable energy into autonomous energy systems
Characteristics with respect to renewable energy integration
Options to facilitate renewable energy integration and deployment
Benefits  and costs of renewable energy integration and design
Constraints and opportunities for renewable energy deployment
The GridCode

Learning outcomes:




The fundamentals of renewable Energy

Able to comprehend the interest of renewable energy and their impact in the grid

Students must comprehend the fundamentals of renewable energy and the new paradigm of power systems

The various types of renewable energy

Able to analyses the different technologies of RWS and their impact on the gid

Discuss the various types of RWS and their  impact on the grid

The operation of the electricity grid

Able to analyze the impact of the integration of the RWS in the grid

Discuss the impact of the integration of RWS in the grid

The Grid Code

To understand the grid cod and the consequences of the grid code to the planning and operation of the grid

To project the integration of RWS in the grid

Recommended literature:

Grid Integration of Wind Energy: Onshore and Offshore Conversion Systems
Siegfried Heier, Wiley, April 2014 (3ª edition)
Wind Power Integration: Connection and system operational aspects (Iet Power and Energy) (Power & Energy), B. Fox et al, Institution of Engineering and Technology,2007
Grid Integration and Dynamic Impact of Wind Energy (Power Electronics and Power Systems)Vijay Vittaland Raja Ayyanar, Springer New York, 2012
Distributed Power Generation, Planning and Evaluation, H. Lee Willis and Walter G. Scott, Marcel Dekker Inc, 2000
The GridCode: