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Grid Connection and Integration of Wind Power – course

Grid Connection and Integration of Wind Power

Please notice

From December 1st 2022, the price of the Online Master in Wind Energy and the related courses will change.

If you sign up for spring courses no later than December 1st 2022, you will be charged the current course fee of 11,000 DKK.

The spring courses include: Offshore Wind Farm Planning, Hybrid Power Plants, Wind Energy in Society, Aerodynamics and Aeroelesticity, and Grid Connection and Integration of Wind Power.

If you sign up for Master courses after December 1st 2022, you will be charged 15,000 DKK for each Master course.

Grid Connection and Integration of Wind Power

This course focuses on the grid connection of wind power plants as well as challenges and solutions to grid integration.

You will be introduced to the electrical system connecting the wind turbine generators in a wind farm. You will learn about the power system characteristics and get an understanding of the power system requirements for grid connection of wind farms transforming them into wind power plants.

Furthermore, you will be introduced to the wind power plant as a wind farm, which meets the power system requirements.

The course is structured into three subjects:

  • Wind farm
  • Power system
  • Wind power plant

During the course, you will work with the following:

  • Electrical components in wind farms
  • Electrical circuits’ basics and calculations
  • Wind power technology and control
  • Power system fundamentals
  • Technical specifications and connection requirements
  • Power system operation with large scale wind power
  • Modelling and control of wind power plants

Learning objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • List basic electrical components in a wind farm.
  • Design the electrical power collection system in a wind farm.
  • Calculate electrical losses in a wind farm under different wind conditions.
  • Analyse voltage profiles in a wind farm under different wind conditions.
  • Describe the basic principles for frequency, voltage and power quality characteristics in a power system.
  • Identify challenges of integrating wind power.
  • Describe requirements (grid codes) for grid connection of wind power plants.
  • Explain the structure of wind power plant control.
  • Analyse impact of large scale wind power on frequency control.
  • Assess the compliance of a wind power plant with requirements to reactive power capability.
  • Evaluate the impact of a wind power plant on power quality.

Admission

This course is part of the Online Master of Wind Energy.

If you want to study the course, you need to be accepted to the Master’s programme.
Read more about the admission requirements for the Online Master of Wind Energy.

Learning online

The course is divided in 13 modules, one per week in the semester. Each module includes a combination of video lectures, exercises, quizzes and/or reading material depending on the module. This course material is available any time to allow for flexible studying conditions.

Furthermore, you are offered weekly live Q&A sessions to get in dialogue with the course lecturer and fellow participants.

Exam

This course is concluded with a written exam, conducted online.

Registration

Duration

13 weeks

Start 1. February
Price

11.000,00 DKK

Registration