Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering

Short Courses (CPD)

Short Courses (CPD)


In response to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, Newcastle University is not delivering any face-to-face CPD programmes before January 2021. If you are interested in studying any of our modules online, contact the CPD Unit for advice.


About the Course

Distributed Energy Resources and Integration

Understanding the technical, regulatory and financial aspects of the planning and operation of distributed generation plant.

You'll find out what distributed generation is, and the major benefits and problems that it brings to networks.

We'll provide you with a comprehensive knowledge of:

  • the steady-state and transient operating characteristics of synchronous and induction generators.
  • the relevant UK Standards and Engineering Recommendations
  • how to plan and operate electrical networks with distributed generation, including generator earthing and protection requirements

You'll know about the future issues of distributed generation, and be aware of commercial issues and why we need to establish comprehensive connection agreements for distributed generation.

This course is also delivered on at least one of the Faculty's Masters programmes in the School of Engineering, and you will attend alongside full and part time registered students.

Course dates

This course has already been delivered or dates are currently being arranged. Submit an Expression of Interest if you would like to be notified of future dates.

Objectives and Outline

Distributed Energy Resources and Integration

Course Objectives

You'll be able to use calculations, evaluation and problem solving skills relevant to power distribution engineering. You'll know how to use power systems analysis software packages to carry out:

  • load flow studies
  • fault calculations/li>
  • harmonic distortion calculations
  • other important power network studies

Course Outline

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

This course has already been delivered or dates are currently being arranged. Submit an Expression of Interest if you would like to be notified of future dates.

Further Information

Distributed Energy Resources and Integration

Academic Module Outline

This course is also delivered as a Module (code EEE8052) on at least one of the Faculty's Masters programmes, the majority of which can be studied part time, making them suitable for those in employment. You will attend with full and part time registered students. The Academic Module Outline is available via the University's Module Catalogue.

Course Materials

During the course, you will be able to access course materials electronically using the University Wifi. We suggest that you bring a laptop or tablet with PDF viewer if you wish to refer to the notes during the course. Please ensure that you make sure your electronic device is fully charged, as access to charging points may be limited within the lecture rooms.

Update to Course Content

Please note that our courses are reviewed regularly, both in response to feedback and so that information about recent research and developments can be included. Thus, content may be subject to change.

Presenters

Distributed Energy Resources and Integration

Presenters

Academic Professionals
  • Dr Simon Blake (Course Leader)
  • Dr Bashar Zahari

Fees

Distributed Energy Resources and Integration

Fees

  • Distributed Energy Resources and Integration
    • £960 (duration 2 days)

We offer a 30 percent discount to full time students and to Newcastle University staff.

The course fee includes tuition, course materials, lunch and refreshments.

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Formal assessment may be available for this Course. Assessment attracts an additional fee of £365, and delegates will be issued with a transcript and Certificate of Credit Achieved.

This course has already been delivered or dates are currently being arranged. Submit an Expression of Interest if you would like to be notified of future dates.