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Renewables: Integration of Renewables

6 February 2017 - 10 February 2017

This course covers the electrical engineering associated with renewable-energy systems, and particularly the integration of renewable-energy systems into existing electrical power systems. It presents international rather than country-specific principles, regulations and practices and is primarily intended for designers rather than installers. The module is delivered via lectures and coursework over one week.

This course covers the structure and operation of: 

  • electrical power systems (transmission and distribution)
  • electrical machines (conversion of mechanical power to electricity)
  • transformers and power electronic converters
  • renewable-energy systems (electrical aspects)
  • distributed generation.

 On completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • outline suitable electrical connection arrangements for a range of renewable-energy system types and sizes;
  • identify potential benefits and difficulties regarding the electrical integration of renewables, and set these in perspective;
  • perform basic calculations regarding the performance of electrical generators connected to power systems.

 Content includes:

Power system architecture (transmission and distribution systems); loads, generation and power balance; synchronous and induction machines; power-electronic converters; active, reactive and apparent power; three-phase; voltage control; load flow; fault level; generators powered by renewable-energy; distributed generation and islanding.

If you wish, you may take the assessment and accumulate credits towards a postgraduate award.

Assessment is by Coursework and Exam.

If you wish to register for assessment in this module your booking must be made by 4th January 2017.

If you are not taking the assessment then your booking must be completed at least 3 weeks prior to the module start date.

This module is a component of the MSc in Renewable Energy Systems Technology.  

Course details

Course code
The Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing
One week
Course leader
Dr Murray Thomson
CREST - Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology
Places available


Target audience
This course is primarily to equip designers rather than installers.
Previous experience
Graduate engineers or those with appropriate industrial experience


Coursework (10%) plus a 3-hour written examination (90%)
15 credits


Course fee
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Accommodation costs
Not included
Accommodation information
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Cancellations: in the event of cancellation by the delegate, an administration fee of £250.00 for each student place is levied.  Cancellations must be received at least 10 working days prior to the start of the course.  We regret that no refund of course fees can be made for cancellations received after this date. 

To apply for a refund you must inform us, in writing, and provide written evidence of the original payment as refunds will only be paid to the account from where it originated. 

The University also reserves the right to make reasonable alterations to the content of the course.  In the event of cancellation by the University, fees will be refunded in full.  It does not accept liability for costs incurred by delegates or their organisations for cancellation of travel arrangements and/or accommodation.

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