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Industrial/PhD Course: Dispersed Generation of Electricity


11.09.2018 kl. 08.30 - 14.09.2018 kl. 16.00




Associate Professor Birgitte Bak-Jensen, e-mail: bbj@et.aau.dk


Associate Professor Birgitte Bak-Jensen
Associate Professor Jayakrishnan R. Pillai
Associate Professor Florin Iov

ECTS: 3.5


Environmental concerns and various benefits of small on-site generation have resulted in significant penetration of dispersed generation in many distribution systems. But, this has resulted in various operational problems. This course aims to address various challenges and opportunity with having a lot of dispersed generation in a network. It focuses on the balancing, stability and reliability problems in the network together with power quality. In addition, various aspects of islanded operation of distribution systems with dispersed generation are also discussed. The course also covers the role of electric vehicles and other flexible loads as a provider of ancillary services in the future electric power systems.

Following topics are covered in the course:

  • The energy demand and supply of power.
  • Power quality issues.
  • Grid reconnection and requirements.
  • Future trends & smart grids.
  • Synchronization and island detection.
  • Control and operation of dispersed generation in islanded scenario.
  • Electric vehicles, Flexible loads and Power system stability.
  • Impacts of electric vehicle and flexible loads on distribution network.
  • Simulation tools for dispersed generation system.


Electrical engineers and PhD students with knowledge about electrical power and energy systems.

Form of evaluation

Written examination




6000 DKK for PhD students outside of Denmark and 1500 DKK for PhD students in Denmark, who are not from AAU. 8000 DKK for the Industry.


Department of Energy Technology


Aalborg University, Pontoppidanstræde 103, room 4.112, 9220 Aalborg East.