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Electrical Supply Networks

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Learning outcomes of course unit

Graduates are able to identify basic features of network planning, network maintenance and network operation, qualitatively and quantitatively
describe technical and economic impacts of feed-in and consumption in an electric network for the transmission and distribution of electric energy, identify current development trends and classify these in regard to their application.
Graduates are familiar with the basic features of incentive regulations.

prerequisites and co-requisites

Introduction to Energy Business

course contents

The lecture conveys the most essential technical and economic aspects of the transmission and distribution of electrical energy (landline, cable). The tasks of network operators and the function of network regulation (incentive regulation) are explained. Students learn the basic features of network planning, network maintenance and network operation. They apply pointer-diagram methods in order to estimate the impacts of feed-in and consumption on voltage, effective-power and idle-power flow. Elements for network access and network usage as well as current trends are introduced.

recommended or required reading

Flosdorff R.; Hilgarth G.: Elektrische Energieverteilung, 10. Auflage, Vieweg+Teubner Verlag, 2017
Silaber A.: Leitfaden zur Verteilnetzplanung und Systemgestaltung – Entwicklung dezentraler Elektrizitätssysteme, 1. Auflage, Springer Vieweg Verlag, 2016

assessment methods and criteria

Written examination

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recommended optional program components

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type of course unit

Compulsory lecture

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work placement(s)

Not applicable