Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: A (Second Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand. Optional for: E4, E4em, F4, F4es, M4, W4es. Course coordinator: Dr Jörgen Svensson,, Industrial Electrical Engineering and Automation. Recommended prerequisits: ESS060 Electrical Engineering or MIE012 Electrical Engineering, basic course, or ETE115 Electromagnetics and electronics. Assessment: Laborations and project assignment will give the grade three. For higher grades, a written exam is necessary. The written exam (5h) is problem solving mixed with theory questions. Home page:

The course is aiming at giving the student basic knowledge in wind power and its use in society. It also aims at identifying and explaining wind power technology, -systems and integration to the power system in an engineering context. The course has great relevance to the sustainable development of the energy system where wind power now is the most expansive renewable energy source with a global yearly rate of expansion of 30%.

The need for electric energy is constantly growing at the same time as the demands for sustainable electric power production is increasing. The development of environmentally friendly alternatives is increasing gradually because of the raised national goals on renewable electric power production. In Sweden, the electric certificate system is the driving force for renewable electric power production with 17 TWh up to 2016 compared to 2002, out of which wind power is calculated to be 10 TWh. Moreover, the Swedish Energy Agency has proposed a new goal for wind power of 30 TWh per year until 2020. As the renewable energy part is increasing, the demands on the power system are raised, due to the reduced control margins. To keep the high standard of reliability, the demands on the wind power systems will also increase.

In the course, the situation and possibilities for wind power to contribute to energy support in Sweden and globally are penetrated. We study among other things the wind as a resource of energy, the production and construction of the plants, and environmental issues.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

be able to

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


Assignments, project and laboration.

Study visit at a wind power plant.

Fox Brendan, Flynn Damien, Bryans Leslie, Jenkins Nick, Milborrow David: Wind Power Integration - Connect And System Operational Aspects, 2007, International Edition, ISBN10: 0863414494, ISBN13: 9780863414497
James F. Manwell, Jon G. McGowan, Anthony L. Rogers: Wind Energy Explained: Theory, Design and Application, 2009, 2nd International Edition, ISBN: 9780470015001