Energy & Sustainability Management FT
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Smart energy systems

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Learning outcomes of course unit

The students are able to:
• Understand the basics of network planning, maintenance and operation of electricity and heating/cooling networks
• Identify technical, economic and legal aspects of feed-in, transmission and con-sumption in electricity and heating/cooling networks
• Present technical, economic and legal options for the logistics of primary and sec-ondary energy sources
• Discuss current development trends of electricity and heating/cooling networks and the logistics of energy sources and classify them with regard to their impact

prerequisites and co-requisites

Fundamentals of Energy Technology (TEC.1), Renewable Energy Production (TEC.3)

course contents

Smart Grids - electricity networks:
• Technical, economic and legal aspects of transmission and distribution of electrical energy (overhead line, cable)
• Tasks of network operators and the function of network regulation (incentive regula-tion)
• Basic principles of network planning, network maintenance and network operation
• Effects of feed-in and consumption on network operation in the transmission and distribution network
• Network access and network use
• Current trends in electrical supply networks

heating/cooling networks:
• Technical, economic and legal aspects of the transmission and distribution of heat and cold (district and local heating/cooling networks, MicroGrids)
• Basic principles of network planning, maintenance and operation including merit order
• Current trends in heating and cooling networks

Logistics of energy sources:
• Technical, economic and legal aspects of logistics of primary and secondary energy sources
• Basic principles of logistics planning
• Tasks of logistics companies and energy suppliers
• Current trends in logistics of energy sources

recommended or required reading

• Buchholz, B., Stycynski, Z., 2018. Smart Grids: Grundlagen und Technologien der elektrischen Netze der Zukunft. Berlin: VDE Verlag
• Flosdorff, R. und G. Hilgarth, 2017. Elektrische Energieverteilung. 10. Auflage. Wiesbaden: Vieweg+Teubner Verlag
• Sillaber, A., 2016. Leitfaden zur Verteilnetzplanung und Systemgestaltung - Entwicklung dezentraler Elektrizitätssysteme. Wiesbaden: Springer Vieweg
• Behrens, W., et al., 2009. Technisches Handbuch Fernwärme. 2. Auflage. AGFW-Projektgesellschaft für Rationalisierung
• Dötsch, C., Taschenberger, J., Schönberg, I., 1998. Leitfaden Nahwärme - Band 6. Oberhausen: Fraunhofer Umsicht
• Muchna, C., et al., 2017. Grundlagen der Logistik: Begriffe, Strukturen und Prozesse. Wiesbaden: Springer Gabler

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Examination and portfolio

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planned learning activities and teaching methods

Blended Learning

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name of lecturer(s)

Asc. Prof. (FH) Dipl.-Ing. Christian Huber

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type of course unit

integrated lecture

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