Renewable Electricity & the Grid

Department Numbers
Department 1: 
EAS
Number 1: 
615
Description: 
Prereq:  EAS 574 Sustainable Energy Systems
 
Due to technological advancement and supportive policies, renewable energy technologies like wind and solar power are rapidly growing in the United States and globally. Integrating renewable energy technologies into power systems requires an understanding of generation technologies, the resources they depend on, power system planning and operations, and economics and policy. This course will introduce students to and give them experience working on each of these issues. Projects, problem sets, and readings will reflect various stakeholders’ viewpoints and introduce skills and concepts that renewable energy professionals employ. Lectures and coursework will draw on materials from around the world, but the majority of material will be from the United States. This course will specifically cover the following topics:
• Renewable generation technologies
• Renewable resource characteristics
• Incorporating renewable energy into power system planning and operations
• Renewable energy markets, economics, policies, and regulations
• Complementary technologies for renewable energy technologies
• Challenges of high wind and solar penetrations

Credits

Minimum Credits: 
3
Maximum Credits: 
3
Graduate: 
Yes

Terms Offered

Fall Semester: 
No
Winter Semester: 
Yes