Power Generation and Storage

Master's degree in Electrical Engineering (specialization in Control and Industrial Electronics)

6 ECTS; 1º Ano, 1º Semestre, 28,0 T + 28,0 TP + 5,0 OT + 2,0 O


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Students will learn about the generation of power through renewable sources, especially: mini-hydro, photovoltaic and wind systems as well as power storage systems.

PV systems: characteristics, operation, assembly, sizing calculations, design and operation.
Wind Energy: conversion limits, performance, power regulation, conversion systems and their characteristics. Wind farms, sizing and production control of active and reactive power.
Energy storage systems: batteries, supercapacitors, flywheels, fuel cells, pumping ...

Evaluation Methodology
Written test: theoretical (40%) Practical (60%).

- Ter-Gazarian, A. (1994). Energy Storage for Power Systems. .: Peter Peregrinus
- Castro, R. (2011). Uma Introdução às Energias Renováveis: Eólica, Fotovoltaica e mini-hídrica. Lisboa: IST Press
- Europeia, C. (0). Manual de Análise de Custos e Benefícios dos Projectos de Investimento. Acedido em 22 de setembro de 2017 em ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/sources/docgener/guides/.../guide02_pt.pdf
- Gomes, M. e Fernandes, J. (0). Material de apoio fornecido pelos docentes. Acedido em 25 de setembro de 2019 em http://www.e-learning.ipt.pt

Method of interaction
Lectures supported by class debates.
Practical sessions focused on problem solving and laboratory demonstrations.

Software used in class