Electrical Sustainable Energy Systems

ET-Mi-190

Electrical power systems worldwide are undergoing a major transformation as a consequence of the transition towards the widespread use of clean and sustainable energy sources. Basically, this involves massive technological upgrades in the generation fleet, the transmission network, and the distribution systems. This change constitutes a huge engineering challenge and demands for education of highly skilled and motivated young engineers to implement new policies and methods for intelligent system operation and planning.

The Electrical Sustainable Energy Systems (ESES) minor presents the students with a comprehensive insight into the fundamental aspects related to electrical power generation from renewable energy sources, the principles of electric power conversion and storage, energy efficiency, reliability, cyber-security, and intelligent grid management. To this aim, the minor offers a set of theoretical and project based courses that allow the students to learn from the scratch, exercise, and apply the acquired knowledge in near-real-world problems, as well as to develop practical skills in a multidisciplinary context.

Contact

Dr.ir. J.L. (José) Rueda Torres

For whom?

Students who have successfully completed the second year of a BSc programme at TU Delft or equivalent level at other universities. The students must have background in calculus, linear algebra, elementary physics, and elementary chemistry.

What do you learn?

After completing ESES Minor, the students acquire good insight into the basic principles of the components and the operation of an interconnected electrical sustainable power system. This is relevant for students interested in pursuing a master programme related to this area. Please note that attending and completing ESES Minor does not entail a guarantee an admission in master programmes such Electrical Engineering, Sustainable Energy Technology and the European Wind Energy Master.

Learning objectives

  • Provide simple physical tools to estimate the potential of renewable energy sources in reference to electric power supply.
  • Analysis of the performance of systems for transmission, distribution, and storage of electrical energy.
  • Design on paper of a renewable system powered by solar and wind energy.
  • Design of smart grid solutions for sustainability problems.

 

Course overview

Tracks

For students of BSc Electrical engineering
Compulsory coursesECTSQ
EE3065TUReliability of Sustainable Power Systems31
ET3037TUProject Integrating Renewable Energy61
AE3516AFundamentals of Wind Energy31
EE3400TUSustainable Electrical Distribution Networks32
ET3034TUSolar Energy32
ET3036TUProject Design of Sustainable Energy Supply62
Electives (select 6 ECTS)ECTSQ
EE3105TUSustainable Energy Technologies31
EE3060TUAgent-based energy markets32
EE3110TUEnergy Efficiency32
EE3390TUIntroduction to Cyber Security for Power Grids32

Track for students of other BSc programs
Compulsory coursesECTSQ
EE3395TUIntroduction to Electrical Power Engineering61
ET3037TUProject Integrating Renewable Energy61
EE3400TUSustainable Electrical Distribution Networks32
ET3034TUSolar Energy32
ET3036TUProject Design of sustainable energy supply62
Electives (select 6 ECTS)ECTSQ
EE3065TUReliability of Sustainable Power Systems31
AE3516AFundamentals of Wind Energy I31
EE3105TUSustainable Energy Technologies31
EE3060TUAgent-based energy markets32
EE3110TUEnergy Efficiency32
EE3390TUIntroduction to Cyber Security for Power Grids32

Education methods

The lectures (theory and practical) entail 18 ECTs, and the projects entail 12 ECTs. Check the detailed overview of learning activties and study load at https://www.studyguide.tudelft.nl/

Register for this minor

To register, please follow the procedure described at Minors - English page, or Minors- Dutch page.

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