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Course Overview

This course studies the challenges and solutions of integration of Electrical Energy generated from non-conventional Renewable Energy sources to the grid.  

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Aliakbar Jamshidi Far

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • One of Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied) or Master of Engineering in Electrical & Electronic Engineering or Master Of Engineering In Elec & Electronic Eng W Renewabl En
  • Either Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied) or Programme Level 5
  • Engineering (EG) (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The challenges of connecting renewable energy to the grid and the existing solutions are discussed first in this course.  A review of the Renewable Energy integration requirements proposed in the grid codes (Scottish and National grid codes) is also presented.

The converters (current source and voltage source) as the main components to integrate the Renewable Energy sources to grids are then studied.  High voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission as a new technology for transmission of bulk energy over long distance is also studied.  Case studies are used to enhance student knowledge and understanding. 

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Online assessment (20%)

Open Book exam (80%)



Re-sit of only the failed assessment component(s)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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