|Week 1 (onsite in Herning)||16-20 May 2022|
|Week 2 (online)||23-27 May 2022|
|Deadline for handing in the final paper||27 May 2022|
|Instructors||George Xydis and Peter Enevoldsen|
This PhD course provides an overview of wind politics, wind characteristics and resources, thereby addressing technical, institutional and economic aspects of wind project development. The course gives an overview of the fundamentals of energy measurement, energy availability, energy transmission and energy consumption. At a more detailed level, the following issues will be addressed: Resource assessment, basic principles of wind turbines, wind siting, electricity markets and wind power, technological and economic aspect of storage of intermittent wind power, project management, international markets, and environmental impact assessment processes for wind developments.
Central questions include how wind energy is converted to electric power, as we cover the nexus of mechanics and electric issues from the wind turbine to the electric grid. We will also examine the multi-level influential socio-political aspects which are embedded in communities at state, national and international levels, respectively. The course also describes the principal (technical) tools needed to harvest wind energy. We will cover different types of wind machines, electric grid/smart grid issues, and storage devices. We expect the students to understand how different policies and practices influence just how much wind power is harvested and included into the mix of energies of the electric grid.
The selected course topics provide the students with significant exposure to wind energy science and policy. Each day of the course, the participants will be introduced to the content topic which will provide a necessary overview of the subject. Complementing this will be several scholarly articles representing original research in wind energy and case studies. Videos and simulations are coupled with quantitative tasks to reinforce and develop the participants' understanding of wind energy.
After completion of the course, it is expected that PhD students should be able to:
The participants are supposed to engage in a mixed structure of lectures, discussions, and case-based teaching, where PhD students will dig into specific projects dealing with real life applications.
This PhD course is based on the following structure:
Week 1 (at Campus Herning):
Week 2 (online via Brightspace):
|Requirements for participation|
Enrolled as a PhD student or industrial PhD student at a university, business and social science, technical science or natural science faculty.
Enrolled as last year-student on graduate studies in engineering (MSc in Technology Based Business Development or similar).
|Forms of instruction|
|Classroom instruction (blend of lectures and exercises).|