Course

The contents of our courses mainly include fundamentals on structure, planning and operation as well as modelling and simulation of electric power systems. Additionally, we offer specialised courses on power technical and power economical subjects. Within our courses, current developments in the context of the “Energiewende” are addressed.

Our courses mainly address students of the study programs within the area of electrical engineering and information technology. In addition, several courses are also foreseen for students of mechanical engineering as well as raw materials and environmental engineering with a power engineering focus.

Type

Semester

Event

Lecture
winter semester
Power systems

The lecture Elektrizitätsversorgungssysteme I (Electric Power Systems I) provides a basic understanding of electric power systems. It is composed of an introduction regarding the structure of the European electric energy sector, which is followed by derivations of mathematical models describing generators, transformers, lines and loads. The lecture concludes with the introduction and application of methods for power system analysis including load flow and symmetrical short circuit calculations.

Course content:

  • Structure of European electric power systems
  • Stationary analysis of symmetrical systems
  • Transformers
  • Lines and cables
  • High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) power transmission
  • Generators and loads
  • Load flow calculations
  • Symmetrical short circuit calculations
  • Equivalent networks

The Lecture in Winter Term 2017/2018

Lecturer:

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. A. Moser

Contact:

M.Sc. Jan Kellermann, phone: +49 241/80-96718, office: room 204, 2nd floor
Language:

German

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Lecture
summer semester
Faults and Stability in Power Systems

Content of the lecture:

  • Introduction to symmetric components
  • 012 models of symmetric installations
  • 012 models of asymmetries
  • Asymmetric short-circuit current calculation
  • Neutral point handling
  • Interference
  • Dynamic behaviour of electricity supply systems
  • Stability

Lecture in summer semester 2017

Referent:

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. A. Moser

Contact:

M.Sc. Levin Skiba, phone: +49 241/80-97891, room 212, 2nd floor

Language: English

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Lecture
winter semester
Planning and Operation of Power Systems

This basic lecture of electrical power engineering is about the theoretical fundamentals and the operation of analysis and optimizing methods, which are used today and in future for the power supply. The focus of this lecture is:

  • Calculation of profitability
  • Network planning of power and gas systems
  • Reliability of power systems
  • State Estimation
  • Power-Frequency-Control
  • Reactive Power Voltage Control
  • Gas Flow Calculation
 

Lecture in the Winter Term 2017/2018

Lecturer:

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. A. Moser

Contact:

 M.Sc. Tobias van Leeuwen, phone: +49-241/80-96731, office: room 103, 1st floor

Language:

German


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Lecture
winter semester
Power Generation and Trading

The Power Generation and Energy Trading lecture consists of four essential parts. In the first two parts thermodynamic fundamentals of energy conversion are derived and an overview of the structure and function of modern power plants is given. The next part contains an abstract of the relevant energy markets in terms of power generation, e.g. primary energy, power and reserve energy markets. Afterwards a model for optimal power plant dispatch under consideration of technical constraints as well as the necessary mathematical methods are described.

Lecture in the Winter Term 2017/2018

Lecturer:

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. A. Moser

Contact:

M.Sc. Denis vom Stein, phone: +49 241/80-97885, office: room 201, 2nd floor

Language:

German

 
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Lecture
winter semester
Energy Trading and Risk Management

The liberalization of the energy sector extends the requirements on entrants to the electricity and gas industry fundamentally. Due to the becoming of the wholesale and the exchange prices in the spot and derivatives trading, the whole, more technically oriented, value chain, which consists of the sectors generation, grid and distribution, is affected. The trade market prices influence the short-term deployment of power plants and give signals for long-term investment decisions.

Within the scope of the course “Energy Trading and Risk Management” Mr. Becker, speaker of the Managment of the Trianel GmbH and speaker of many conferences of power engineering, illustrates the basics of energy trading and the accompanying risk management. The corporate structure of the Trianel GmbH (combination of generation, trade and distribution) offers a practical solution and deepening of the subject matter.

 

Lecture in the Winter Term 2017/2018

Lecturer:

Dipl.-Volksw. Becker, MBA, Management Spokesman of Trianel GmbH

Contact:

M.Sc. Lara Lück, phone: +49 241/80-97622, office:  room 201, 2nd floor

Language:

German

 
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Lecture
summer semester
Power Economics in liberalised Electricity Markets

After an introduction in the basics of Power Economics the changed framework in the energy market since beginning of the liberalisation are examined. One emphasis lies on the study of the motives and implementation of liberalisation approaches in international examples. Another key aspect is the detailed view of the roles of the different participants as well as the price formation in liberalised electricity markets.

Contents

  1. Introduction of the referee, organization, content and scope of the lecture, examination
  2. Basics of Power Economics Introduction in the cost structure of a power generation company Presentation of the qualitative and quantitative cost structures in power generation, transport and distribution
  3. The liberalized electricity market
    • Motivation and design of the liberalisation Explanation of the economic goals of liberalisation Impact of these goals on possible liberalisation designs
    • International examples of liberalisation processes USA, GB, Scandinavia, Germany in detail, presentation of the chronological course and framework
    • Market roles in the service market System operator: presentation of its task and environment Grid operator and metering service provider: presentation of the business area of a regulated monopolist
    • Market roles in a competitive market Generation, trade: depiction of the interaction between these business units and the impacts on the power plant operation planning Exchanges: Examination of types of contract and their influence on companies decision making Energy service providers: Examination on this new type of company, especially the interrelation with other market participants
  4. Price formation in liberalised markets Industrial customers: Introduction in the negotiation with industrial customers with regard to costs and risks Price formation in the wholesale market: Examination of the steering mechanisms of the wholesale market and its effects on investment decisions and the economic benefit of all market participants
  5. Experiences with different liberalisation approaches, conclusion, outlook

Lecture in Sommer Term 2017

Lecturer:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jochen Kreusel, Head of Sector Market Innovation Power Grids Division, ABB, chairman of the Power Engineering Society (ETG) within the German Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies (VDE)

Contact:

 M.Sc. Annika Klettke, phone: +49-241/80-97887, office: room 202, 2nd floor

Language:

English

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Lecture
winter semester
Operation of Interconnected Power Systems

Objective of the lecture

Operating a transmission network in international cooperation with other partners represents an enormous challenge. This requires standardization of many processes and intensive coordination. The daily system management includes the operational planning on day “D-1”, the on-line system management on day “D” and the day “D+1” post-processing. The lecture is intended to teach the fundamentals how to operate an interconnected system with a special emphasis on the European Interconnected System. The explanation of the physical independencies is one cornerstone of the lecture. Another one deals with the influence of the power market on the operation of the grid.

 

Lecture in the Winter Term 2017/2018

Lecturer:

Dr.-Ing. Klaus Kleinekorte, Chief Technical Officer of Amprion GmbH, Dortmund

Contact:

M.Sc. Patrick Larscheid, phone.: +49 241/80-97888, office: room 205, 2nd floor,

Language

German

 
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Lecture
winter semester
Professional Environment of Engineers
This interdisciplinary lecture gives students the opportunity to talk to executives in the final phase of their studies. Presentations with subsequent discussion provide an insight into aspects such as economic, legal and structural conditions, organization, marketing and dialogue. A further focus is on the preparation of the upcoming application process for the students. The lectures are characterized by real case studies and interaction. The following topics are planned for the coming winter semester:
  • Assessment Center, What's behind it?
  • Engineers in the Corporate Consultancy
  • In-Company Co-Determination
  • Challenges and Perspectives for Power Distribution Operator – How E.ON manages its Regional Supplier?
  • Mega Trend Digitalization – Challenges and Opportunities for Power Economics
  • Digitalization Index Energy Supplier – Practical Examples of Digitalization
  • Rhetorical Communication in the Professional Practice of Engineers

FGE colloquia

In addition, the attendance of two FGE colloquia is obligatory. Information about the FGE colloquia can be found here.

Lecture in the Winter Term 2017/2018

Lecturer:

lecturer from the industry

Contact:

M.Sc. Marius Sieberichs, phone: +49 241/80-97880, office: room 102, 1st floor

Language:

German

 
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Lecture
winter semester
Electrical Energy from Renewable Energy Sources

The lecture Electrical Energy from Renewable Energy Sources is a lecture series conducted in cooperation with the Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives, the Institute for High Voltage Technology and the Institute of Electrical machines. The lecture gives an overview on physical basics as well as technical and economic aspects and the potential for further development of renewable energy sources.

The lecture is addressed to students of all faculties and no further precognitions are required.

Additional information can be found:

Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drive

www.isea.rwth-aachen.de/en/start/

Lecture in the Winter Term 2017/2018

Lecturer:

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. A. Moser and other

Contact:

M.Sc. Marius Siemonsmeier, Tel. +49 241/80-97659, office: room 213, 2nd floor

Language:

German

 
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Type

Semester

Event

Project
winter semester
Planning of Long-Term Optimal Medium Voltage Networks (M.Sc.)

New challenges for network operators arise, due to the liberalization of the energy markets and the regulation of electricity networks. In the near future, Network operators can only earn profits if their networks are cheap yet reliable. It is the purpose of this project to plan a cost efficient medium voltage network for a given supply task taking into account the reliability of supply.

Contact:

M.Sc. Ivan Marjanovic, phone: +49 241/80-96719, office: room 103, 1st floor
Language:

German and English

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Internship
WS/SS
Power Laboratory Courses I

The power laboratory course deals with the basics of component and system behavior of power engineering equipment and facilities. The laboratory is conducted jointly with the Institute for Electrical Machines (IEM), Institute for High Voltage Technology (IFHT) and the Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives (ISEA). In practical set ups, three exercises at the IAEW elaborate on topics related to the power system such as generators and excitation systems, protective measures against electric body flows and three-phase overhead lines in normal as well as fault operation.

For detailed information, please contact the IEM.

Internship Winter Term/Sommer Term

Contact:

Kristian Schmitt, phone: +49 241/80-97664, office: room 301, 3rd floor
Language:

German

 
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Internship
WS/SS
Power Laboratory Coruses II
The power laboratory course deals with the basics of component and system behavior of power engineering equipment and facilities. The laboratory is conducted jointly with the Institute for Electrical Machines (IEM), Institute for High Voltage Technology (IFHT) and the Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives (ISEA). In practical set ups, three exercises at the IAEW elaborate on topics related to the power system such as planning of high voltage grids, power flow control and transient stability. For detailed information, please contact the IEM. Internship Winter Term/ Summer Term
Contact: Kristian Schmitt, phone: +49 241/80-97664, office: room 301, 3rd floor
Language: German and English

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Project
summer semester
Determination of the Network Expansion to Integrate Renewable Energy Sources (4th semester B.Sc.)
Due to the German energy transition, the number of installed generating units based on renewable energy sources is increasing, which will change the loading of the power grid. This may result in a considerable grid expansion for power grids. Within the scope of this project the current grid utilization of a power grid is to be determined. Subsequently, the expansion of renewable energies in the grid area is to be identified as well as the impact on the grid utilization of this development. In order to ensure a secure grid operation in the future the most cost-effective grid expansion plan shall to be determined by the means of a heuristic algorithm. In addition, the grid expansion method is to be expanded by further functions in order to improve the intelligence of the algorithm. The tasks are to be carried out by groups of four. Additionally, beside the programming and evaluation tasks in MATLAB, there are also workshops to discuss the results.

Contact:

M.Sc. Raphael Bleilevens, phone: +49 241/80-97882, office: room 105, 1st floor
language:

German

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Project
WS/SS
Operation of Hydropower Plants in the Electricity Market (M.Sc.)

Hydropower plants enable environmentally friendly and equal-zero-emission generation of electrical energy. The question is: How may a hydropower plant be run in an optimal way and which development is reasonable. Technical and natural restrictions have to be taken into account. Aim of the project is the analysis of the potential development of relevant input data and the impact on the results.

Contact:

M.Sc. Mihail Ketov, phone: +49 241/80-97892, Office: Room 213, 2nd Floor
Language:

German

Kick-Off-Date:

Date and Place will be announced in time

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Project
summer semester
Approaching the Long-Term Optimal High Voltage Grid (M.Sc.)

New challenges for network operators arise, due to the liberalization of the energy markets and the started regulation of electricity networks. Only cost-efficient network structures and cheap network enhancement enables network operators to gain profit in the future. In this project the optimal network development strategy under consideration of the optimal point of time for construction and deconstruction of equipment has to be achieved.

Contact:

M.Sc. Moritz Maercks, phone: +49 241/80-97671, office: room 205, 2nd floor
Language:

German and English

Kick-Off-Date:

19 April 2017, 14-16 pm, Room 302

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Seminar
WS/SS
Economic Fundamentals for Engineers (with Corporate Planning Game)

Content:

  • capital budgeting
  • balance sheet analysis
  • cost accounting
  • corporate assessment
  • organisation
  • energy law
  • energy trading and risk management
  • case study (practical part)
  • computer based corporate planning game (practical part)

Dates:

Theoretical part: seminar room 104/meeting room 302, IAEW, full-time, 9.00 – 12.00 am and 1.00 – 4.00 pm
  • 5 March 2018: capital budgeting, accounting and legal forms
  • 6 March 2018: corporate assessment and organisation; energy law
  • 7 March 2018: cost accounting and energy trading
  • 8 March 2018: risk management and balance sheets analysis
  • 9 March 2018: case study (teamwork)
Practical part: computer room 210, IAEW, full-time, beginning at 9.00 am
  • 12 March 2018: corporate planning game
  • 13 March 2018: corporate planning game

Seminar Information:

Contact:

M.Sc. Jens Priebe, Tel. +49 241/80-97889, Office: Room 206, 2. Floor; M.Sc. Pierre Mann, Tel. +49 241/80-96715, Office: Room 207, 2. Floor    
Language:

German

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Seminar
summer semester
Seminar Power Generation and Energy Trading

During an introductory meeting, each participant will receive a current topic in the field of power generation and energy trading. In an additional meeting, a general outline in presentation skills and slide design is given. Afterwards, the topic assigned in the introductory meeting is independently prepared by the students within the scope of literature research. At the end of the semester, the results will be exhibited on a 25-minutes presentation. Afterwards, there is a short discussion regarding contents, didactics and presented slides with the aim of giving feedback to the students. While preparing the presentation, students are going to be supported by a supervisor.

Moreover, students must write a short research paper (about 10-12 pages) according to scientific principles. Through successful participation in the seminar, a certificate for attendance with 4 ECTS can be acquired.

Attendance is compulsory on all dates for all participants.

 

contact:

M.Sc. Pierre Mann, phone: +49-241/80-96715, office: room 207, 2nd floor; M.Sc. Mihail Ketov, phone: +49-241/80-97892, office: room 213, 2nd floor
language:

English

 
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Seminar
summer semester
Seminar Innovative Business Modells for Energy Supplier
As part of the seminar offered together with Oliver Wyman, new innovative business models for energy suppliers will be developed and the necessary approaches and techniques will be taught. The seminar is divided into four events with the following content:
  • business model innovations
  • Performance management and financial business models
  • Presentation techniques and final presentation
In the seminar, each small group develops a new business model for an energy supplier - with the help of the theoretical content - and presents it to the end date in the form of a presentation.

lecturer:

lecturer of the industrie

contact:

M.Sc. Philipp Baumanns, phone: +49 241 / 80-97881, office: room 107, 1st floor
language:

German

 
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Seminar
WS/SS
Internship Seminar

General Information

The seminar addresses all students of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology. According to MPO the experiences encountered during the internship have to be reported in a seminar speech. The number of spaces are limited. Students, who write their thesis at IAEW, will be preferred for registration. Registration is confirmed, after a written acknowledgement has been sent.

For registration by e-mail the following data is required:

  • name
  • matriculation number
  • studies
  • company name
  • presentation title
  • valid e-mail address

Organization

Each participant gives a speech of about 15-20 minutes concerning the internship. Afterwards, a short discussion will follow. Presentation slides are to be shown by beamer (Beamer and laptop will be provided.) Participation is compulsory for all participants.

Contact:

M.Sc. Tim Bongers, phone: +49 241/80-97655, office: room 307, 3rd floor

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Prüfungen

Für Studierende der Bachelor-Studiengänge bieten wir einmal pro Prüfungszeitraum die 90 minütigen Klausuren Elektrizitätsversorgungssysteme (EVS I) sowie Planung und Betrieb von Elektrizitätsversorgungssystemen (EVS II) an. Für Studierende der Master-Studiengänge Elektrotechnik und Wirt.-Ing Elektrische Energietechnik bieten wir die 90 minütige Klausur Fehler und Stabilität in Elektrizitätsversorgungssystemen (EVS III) an. Studierenden des internationalen Master-Studiengangs Elektrische Energietechnik bieten wir die Prüfung EVS III in deutsch- und englischsprachiger Ausführung an. Hier finden Sie eine entsprechende Äquivalenzliste der Vorlesungen/Prüfungen zu alten Namensgebungen.

Exam

Date

Examination title

Exam
Power Economics in liberalised Electricity Markets

Date

on appointment

Registration for Examination

Examination: ZPA

Achievement certificate: Registration in room 309 at IAEW

number of participants

max. 95

Contact

M.Sc. Annika Klettke, phone: +49-241/80-97887, office: room 203, 2nd floor


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Exam
Faults and Stability in Power Systems (EVS3)

Date

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2018, 14:00 - 15:30 h

Registration for Examination

Written Examination: ZPA (Dates to be observed!)

Achievement certificate: Registration in room 309 at IAEW

Location

in L2P

Revision Course

Information in L2P

Examination Consultation

Information in L2P

Written Examination

During the written examination it is allowed to use: lecture scripts, your personal notes, books and formulary. Examinations or exercises as well as their solutions are not allowed!

Please bring writing and drawing materials (set square, compasses), a pocket calculator (combinations of a multiline display and an alphanumeric keyboard are not allowed) as well as your student and personal identity card/passport to the examination.

Oral Examination

Dates for a necessary oral examination will be determined during the inspection hour, in this case appearance is essential! The date of the inspection hour will be announced during the exam and published here.

Inspection Hour*

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018, 09:00 - 11:30 h,  Room 104, IAEW, Schinkelstraße 6 Please note we will not hand out any exams after 11:15 h

Contact Persons

M.Sieberichs (room 102) / P. Larscheid (room 205) / M. Wahl (room 202)

* If you cannot go to the Inspection hour personally, another person could be on behalf of you. In this case, this person must have anauthorization letter from you as well as a copy of your student ID card and your passport.

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