Postgraduate

EEE8052 : Distributed Energy Resources, and Integration (Inactive)

Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 15
ECTS Credits: 8.0

Aims

To give students a comprehensive understanding of all the technical, regulatory and financial aspects of the planning and operation of distributed generation plant.

Outline Of Syllabus

Types of distributed generation. Technical impact of distributed generation on distribution networks. Synchronous generators. Induction generators. Power conversion and variable speed control. Standards and engineering recommendations. Earthing and protection of distributed generators. Islanding. Connection of distributed generation. Case studies. Future trends and developments, domestic and micro chip. Small scale generation.

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture27:0014:00Block taught
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Final exam
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion300:3015:00Revision for final exam
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion145:0045:00Post-module assignment
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study130:0030:00Distance learning
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study144:0044:00Reviewing lecture material; general reading
Total150:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures and the Distance Learning material provide core material and guidance for further reading. The Distance Learning material also provides problem solving practice and improves planning skills and on-line and computer competences and gives the students the opportunity to manage their own learning. Besides, the post module assignment develops research skills and the ability to utilise relevant information from many sources.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1202M75Closed book examination
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written exercise2M25Post-module assignment (1500 words)
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The examination is an appropriate way to assess both theoretical knowledge and understanding and problem solving skills under time-constraint as required in industry. The post module assignment enables a more realistic engineering design problem to be set and will also assess data and information acquisition and evaluation skills.

Reading Lists

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