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Power Systems: Renewable Energy Integration

The Institution of Engineering and Technology - IET
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16 hours
720 GBP excl. VAT
English
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Course description

Power Systems: Renewable Energy Integration

This online course introduces the learner to renewable energy generation technologies and sets them into the context of modern power systems with conventional generators. Modern power systems and the control and operation of synchronous generators are examined including the unconventional electrical generators and/or power electronics often employed by renewable energy technologies.

The course looks at the effects of introducing these types of generation on dynamic performance of power systems. The cost of energy of different technologies used at renewable energy sites and typical project costs are covered, including tax credits and feed-in tariffs. The course also examines different designs of the electrical systems in these plants and presents an overview of the relevant S&C products.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course is aimed at graduates through to senior engineers with some knowledge of electrical power engineering who want to increase their understanding of the drivers and challenges of connecting renewable energy generation to electricity networks.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

By the end of this course learners will be able to:

  • Understand and describe renewable energy technologies
  • Describe the general structure of a modern power system and list typical components
  • Explain the fundamental aspects of power system operation; explain voltage and frequency characteristics
  • Explain the basics of synchronous generators, induction generators and transformers
  • Describe the concepts of power quality and reliability of the power supply
  • Discuss operation and control of conventional generation and its role in power systems
  • Familiarise with the influence of excitation and governor control in large synchronous machines
  • Describe characteristics of hydro, steam, gas, solar, wave tidal and wind turbines and their grid reference
  • Discuss the use of power electronic equipment in electronic power networks
  • Understand the impact of variable energy sources such as solar and wind on power network dynamics
  • Discuss fundamental concepts of economics of renewable energy sources
  • Identify designs and solutions used inside a renewable site

Training Course Content

Course units:

  • Units 1-3 - Overview of Renewable Generation Technology
  • Unit 4 – Power Systems and Main Components
  • Unit 5 – Induction Machines and Synchronous Generators
  • Unit 6 – Operation Modes and Power Quality Issues
  • Unit 7 – Renewable Control Systems and Local Controllers
  • Unit 8 – Operation and Control Systems
  • Unit 9 – Renewables and Conventional Synchronous Generation
  • Units 10-11 – Power Electronics Equipment
  • Unit 12 – Influence of Wind Generation on Dynamic Performance
  • Unit 13 – Different Designs in the Renewables Site
  • Units 14-15 – Economics of Renewables
  • Final Assessment

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