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CANCELLED: Industrial/PhD Course: New Energy technology based Integrated Energy Systems


26.02.2020 kl. 08.30 - 28.02.2020 kl. 16.00



Z. Chen, Professor, Aalborg University, Denmark


Professor Zhe Chen,  Aalborg University, Denmark
Professor Mauro Cappelli  mauro.cappelli@enea.it, University of L’Aquila, Italy



The course will provide training and education on the subject of new energy technology based integrated energy systems.

The Ph.D. course will include fundamental knowledge of energy sources, energy conversion systems, new energy technologies, energy system integration, transmission, and distribution. Basic techniques of analysis, operation and control will be presented. Some contents are based on up-to-date research results.

The main topics are as follows:

  • Overview of modern energy resources and systems
  • Basics of energy conversion systems
  • Renewable energy technologies
  • Basics of nuclear energy systems
  • Instrumentation and Control (I&C) Systems for Nuclear Applications
  • Nonlinear control of energy systems
  • Advanced technologies and emerging facilities for energy system integration
  • Optimization techniques applied in integrated energy systems

Day 1: Energy systems and grid integration

Overview of energy system (ZCH)

Basics of energy conversion systems (ZCH)

Basics of energy conversion systems (ZCH)

Electrical system integration:  grid requirements (ZCH)

Day 2: Nuclear energy systems, instrumentation and control

Basics of nuclear energy systems (MC)

Control of nuclear energy systems (MC)

Instrumentation and Control (I&C) Systems for Nuclear Applications (MC)

Principles of design of a central I&C System (MC)

Day 3: Nonlinear control systems and optimisation of energy systems

Introduction to nonlinear control systems (MC)

nonlinear control in power and energy systems (MC)

Optimization of integrated energy system (ZCH)

Assignments (ZCH)

*About 2 hours each topic


General knowledge in electrical AC circuits and electrical power engineering, preferably background at the graduate level in power systems. Exercises involve Matlab.

Form of evaluation

Assignments to be submitted after the course.




6000 DKK for PhD students outside of Denmark and 8000 DKK for the Industry.


Department of Energy Technology


Aalborg University, Pontoppidanstræde 101, room 1.015, 9220 Aalborg East