Grid Integration of Renewable Energy Systems (EE315)

Course Description

This course combines various grid integration concepts of renewable energy resources, including power generation, transmission, and distribution. It enables individuals to study the distributed generation systems, to identify emerging issues with it and thus understand the requirements for the correct integration of renewable energies into the grid. It covers a wide range of topics, including: distributed generation technologies; photovoltaic systems; wind energy systems; the technical requirements for grid connection; impact studies; electric vehicles; energy storage; standards & codes; smart grid; micro-grids; net metering; interconnection agreements.

Pre-requisites: EE200, EE201, EE300 & EE310

Course Objectives

o Ability to study the distributed generation systems.
o Ability to identify emerging issues with distributed generation systems and power grid and find best solutions.
o understand the requirements for the correct integration of renewable energies into the grid.

Pre-Requisites by Topic

o Calculus
o Electric Circuits
o Basics of photovoltaic systems
o Basics of wind energy systems
o Basics of electric power systems

Computer Usage: ---------------

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Topics

1. Fundamentals of Energy and Sustainability                          0.5 Hour
2. Distributed energy resources                                                    1.5 Hours
o Wind generation
o Photovoltaic generation
o Other technologies

3. Energy storage 1 Hour
4. Electric grid introduction 0.5 Hour

5. Micro-grid & smart grid                                                              0.5 Hour
6. Net metering and interconnection agreements                     1 Hour
7. Grid integration of photovoltaic systems                                2 Hours
> Requirements for photovoltaic systems
o Interconnection requirements
o Power Quality
o Anti-island
> Structure of PV inverters
o Detection of island
o Structure
o Investors and modulation
o Control
> Island detection and MPPT
o Introduction

 

o Passive Methods
o Active methods
o MPPT
8. Grid integration of wind systems                                          1.5 Hours
> Requirements for wind systems
o Grid Codes for wind turbines
o Control of active power
o Control of the reactive power
o Frequency Control
o Operating Range
o LVRT
o Future trends
> Wind Turbines structures
o Configuration turbine
o Topology converters
> Turbine Control

9. Grid interconnection effect, impact & solutions                  2 Hours
10. Standards & Codes (NEC, IEEE, UL) 1.5 Hours
11. Introduction to modeling electrical systems                       1.5 Hours
12. Advanced topics in grid integration                                     1.5 Hours

Assignment of course grade:
The grade will be based on the weighted index as shown below.

Homework . . . . . . . . . 15 %
Quizzes . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 %
Project .. . . . . . . . . . . . 15 %
Final Exam . . . . . . . . . 55 %

* 3 quizzes + 3 Assignments+ 1 project + 1 final exam

Course Pass Grade: 80%

Tuition: $700 USD

 

 

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