autumn 2020
ELE-3604 Distributed Generation and Micro Grids: Concepts and Roles - 5 ECTS

Last changed 24.02.2021

Type of course

Theoretical. The course cannot be taken as a single course.

Admission requirements

Suggested prerequisites: Power System Fundamentals, Power System Stability, Electrical Machines and Power Electronics1

Course overlap

ELE-3507 Distributed Generation and Micro Grids: Concepts and Roles 5 stp

Course content

  • Introduction to DG and micro grid concepts
  • Modeling and Analysis of different types of generators for DG
  • Modeling and Analysis of micro grids
  • DG and micro grid control issues
  • DG and micro grid projects

Objectives of the course


After having followed the course, the candidate shall have obtained insight in: 

  • Knowledge of Distributed Generation (DG) and its roles. 
  • Modeling of Different types of Generators for Distributed Generation.
  • Knowledge of Micro Grids and its means to integrate DG.
  • Knowledge of micro grid operation and control issues/challenges.
  • Knowledge of micro grid projects.
  • Working in microgrid project works.


After having followed the course, the candidate shall be able to: 

  • Make and analyze modeling of generators for DG.
  • Perform and analyze simple DG modeling, simulation.
  • Perform and analyze simple micro grid modeling, simulation.
  • Perform and make simple controllers for micro grid operation.
  • Development of simple projects on DG and micro grids.

General competence:

  • The candidate will have a good understanding about DG, micro grid and it controllers

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

Lectures + Projects  Software :  MATLAB/SIMULINK


Mandatory tasks: Projects (in groups; depends on the number of students) with report writing and presentations. 

Assessment: No written examination.  Final assessment will be done by the project works, project report writing, presentation and via-voice (by external sensor). Assessment according to standard A-F grading scale.

Re-sit exam: A re-sit exam will be arranged for this course. Subject to general rules.

  • About the course
  • Campus: Narvik |
  • ECTS: 5
  • Course code: ELE-3604
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