Program Details

This summer school is centered around the scientific question whether a high penetration of distributed generation, such as rooftop solar installations or wind power, would make the electrical distribution system unreliable or unstable.
Location:
Aachen, Germany
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:

Duration: 2 weeks (July 1 to 12, 2019)

This summer school is centered around the scientific question whether a high penetration of distributed generation, such as rooftop solar installations or wind power, would make the electrical distribution system unreliable or unstable. To reap the full potential of renewable, environment-friendly solar and wind power and to reduce investments in wide-area grids and transportation losses, we need to better balance supply and demand at the local or regional level. This is goal of smart power grids and virtual power plants.

The E.ON Energy Research Center (ERC) of RWTH Aachen University, including the Institute for Power Generation and Storage Systems (PGS), the Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives (ISEA), the Chair and Institute of Power Systems and Power Economics (IAEW), is responsible for the academic content of the „Smart Electrical Power Systems“ Summer School and conduct the lectures, tutorials and laboratory classes of the program.

Setting Description:
RWTH Aachen University is one of Germany's Universities of Excellence. It is a place where the future of our industrialized world is thought out. The University is proving to be a popular spot with increasing international recognition where innovative answers to global challenges are developed. Our summer courses give you a fantastic opportunity to experience what university life in Germany and particularly at top-ranked RWTH Aachen University is really like.
Cost:
1990 EUR. The course fees contain an 'all-inclusive' package: • Lectures and laboratory courses • Course material • A student handbook with all information about the program and student life in Aachen • Excursions and social events • Accommodation (usually 3- or 4-bed rooms) • Breakfast and lunch on weekdays • Snacks or meals during selected social events • A local public transport ticket for the respective time in Aachen • Emergency contact number (24 hours)

Additional Program Information

Requirements:
You are a B.Sc./B.E. student enrolled at a renowned university, have profound knowledge of the English language and are studying mechanical engineering or a related field. Basic understanding of power generation and power systems, electrochemical systems and basic understanding of electricity system and its components will be expected. The minimum age to participate is 18 years. Students should have completed the first year of studies.

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