Master of Science in Electrical Power Engineering

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Master of Science in Electrical Power Engineering

Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science

Dr. M. Gibescu (Madeleine)

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mail: m.gibescu@tudelft.nl

Challenge

the
future

Delft

University of

Technology

The field of Electrical Power
Engineering

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the
future

Delft

University of

Technology

1.

World
electricity

production

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the
future

Delft

University of

Technology

US Energy Information Administration
International Energy Outlook 2010

World net electricity generation increases by 87 percent in the Reference Scenario, from
18.8 trillion kWh in 2007 to 25.0 trillion kWh in 2020 and 35.2 trillion kWh in 2035.

Challenge

the
future

Delft

University of

Technology

US Energy Information Administration
International Energy Outlook 2010

From 2007 to 2035, world renewable energy use for electricity generation grows by an
average of 3.0 percent per year (Figure 6), and the renewable share of world
electricity generation increases from 18 percent in 2007 to 23

percent in 2035.

Challenge

the
future

Delft

University of

Technology

Challenge

the
future

Delft

University of

Technology

2.

The
future

electricity

network
:

A Smart
Grid

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future

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University of

Technology

Smart Grid

European Technology Platform
:


A

“Smart Grid” is an electricity network that can intelligently
integrate the behaviour and actions of all users connected to it

generators, consumers and those that play both


in order to
efficiently deliver
sustainable
,
economic

and
secure

electricity.


http://smartgrid.ieee.org




http://
www.smartgrids.eu


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the
future

Delft

University of

Technology

GIS









Energy management

by GPS

Wave and tidal energy

Wind farms

Photo
-
voltaics

Demand side management

SMES

Underground traffic & transmission

HVDC links

Hydro power

station

Fuel cells

Electric vehicles

Biofuel plant

Challenge

the
future

Delft

University of

Technology

The Desertec Initiative


DESERTEC aims to harness the largest source of energy on earth:
solar power from deserts


More than 90% of the world‘s population live within 3,000 km of a
desert and may receive clean power from there

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the
future

Delft

University of

Technology

Desertec EUMENA

(Europe


Middle East


North Africa)

www.desertec.org



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the
future

Delft

University of

Technology

The “Power Wheel” Concept

Offshore grid
design features:



standardization



modularity



Scandinavian
hydro as a buffer

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the
future

Delft

University of

Technology

EU Roadmap 2050


The goal of Roadmap 2050 is to provide a practical, independent
and objective analysis of pathways to achieve a low
-
carbon
economy in Europe, in line with the energy security,
environmental and economic goals of the European Union.


The Roadmap 2050 project is an initiative of the European
Climate Foundation (ECF) and has been developed by a
consortium of experts funded by the ECF.


www.roadmap2050.eu


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the
future

Delft

University of

Technology

3.

What

could

be

your

role
?

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Technology

How can MSc’s in Electrical Power
Engineering contribute?


Developing “green” materials and material technologies


Developing high
-
efficiency, low
-
cost photovoltaic systems


Developing new concepts of converters for sustainable energy sources,
such as wind, sun, tidal and wave


Devising concepts for increasing energy efficiency


Increasing life cycle of components by monitoring of critical functions


Devising strategies for large
-
scale integration of renewables into the
grid on a pan
-
European and on a local scale


Developing charging strategies for small and large
-
scale storage


Help develop the Smart Grid paradigm facilitating decentralized and
renewable power generation, large
-
scale introduction of electric
vehicles, on
-
line monitoring and control of power systems

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the
future

Delft

University of

Technology

Some of the knowledge we provide you
with…


Basic electrical engineering


Physics, materials engineering


Technology, policy and management


Control of large infrastructures


Sensor technology


Telecommunications


Aerospace engineering


Reliability & Risk analysis


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future

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Technology

4.

Structure

of the
MSc

programme

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Technology

Structure of the master program


Common core courses: 26 ECTS

overview of the field, firm basis



Specialization courses: 34 ECTS

depth



Free elective space: 15 ECTS

breadth, minor, work experience, lab project assignment



Thesis work: 45 ECTS

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future

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Technology

Compulsory courses


Orientation to Electrical Power Engineering


2 ECTS


Electrical Machines and Drives


Photovoltaic Basics


Electronic Power Conversion


Power Electromagnetics


High Voltage Constructions


Transients in Power Systems

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the
future

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University of

Technology

Specialization (Suggested) Profiles

1.
Power Electronics and Electromechanics


2.
Asset Management & Reliability of the Electricity Grid


3.
Sustainable Electrical Power Components and Systems


4.
Control and Operation of Power Systems


5.
Photovoltaic Technologies and Systems


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Technology

Free elective space


Courses needed to broaden the scope
, e.g. courses on business
economics, asset management, patent rights etc., or



To improve skills
, e.g. English report writing, presentation skills,
programming



To get practical experience
, e.g. internship, international
exchange

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the
future

Delft

University of

Technology

Internships


Many possibilities in the Netherlands and abroad


EWI internship and International Exchange Office:
http://stages.ewi.tudelft.nl


http://internationalisation.ewi.tudelft.nl

Challenge

the
future

Delft

University of

Technology

Delft Solar Electricity Centre

Internship abroad example


Solar installations in rural Africa and South America


e.g. building a solar school to act as decentralized
power plant


evaluate the needs, design configuration, acquire and
install components


provide training to locals

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future

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University of

Technology

Thesis work

Usually, the thesis work (45 ECTS) is carried during
9 months

in one of the
research groups selected by the student.


Other options are to carry out the thesis work outside the university:



within the industry



abroad at another university


(ERASMUS/SOCRATES exchange programs)


-
The subject of the thesis is related to the actual ongoing research in our
department, under the supervision of a staff member.

Challenge

the
future

Delft

University of

Technology

Where do our students end up?

in the Netherlands and abroad


Philips (Medical Systems, Lighting, etc…)


Siemens, ABB, Areva, Nexans, Prysmian


Nuon, Essent, Eneco, Delta, E
-
on, TenneT


Kema, other consulting companies


Exendis, Prodrive, Emotron, Brookx, ASML, Imtech, CCM,
Mastervolt, Smit Transformatoren, Fugro, Prorail…


Universities: PhD


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Technology

5.

Examples

of research
projects

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future

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University of

Technology

Food industry: sterilization and
pasteurization via pulsed electric fields

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the
future

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University of

Technology

E
-
mobility

6 m
2

high efficiency solar panels

High efficiency electrical converters and motors

Energy Management System for battery and motor

Electric Vehicles

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the
future

Delft

University of

Technology

Medical systems

High voltage & nanotech

X
-
ray machines: HV needed, yet
must be light and compact
-
>
advanced insulating materials

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the
future

Delft

University of

Technology

Renewable energy: EWICON, the
windmill without wings

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the
future

Delft

University of

Technology


Multi
-
terminal HVDC: enabling trade &
harvesting renewables



System A

System B

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the
future

Delft

University of

Technology

Renewable energy and grid stability (DENLAB)

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the
future

Delft

University of

Technology

Real
-
Time Digital Simulator
(RTDS)

DENLAB

Modeled components

Wind and Solar data

Measured or time series

Measured wind speed

Solar energy input

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the
future

Delft

University of

Technology

Melt processing

First Generation


Sanyo, Silicon

Hetero
-
Junction cell


Pure material:


high efficiency

Expensive processing:


cost
-
price energy higher

PV Technology: 1
st

vs 2
nd

generation

Plasma processing

Second Generation (thin film)

Lower quality material:


lower efficiency

Low costs processing:


cost
-
price energy lower

NUON Helianthos

Silicon: record lab efficiency 20
-
27%

Thin film: record lab efficiency 13
-
20%

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future

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University of

Technology

6.

Summary

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Technology

Why a Master of Science in Electrical
Power Engineering?


Electricity is _the_ energy carrier of the future


Challenges: sustainable, reliable, cheap, efficient, user
-
friendly, …


Wide horizon, international approach


Small
-
scale (microgrid) approach


A broad research area (from nanometer to Megavolt)


Great experimental facilities


You want to contribute to the European Union’s 20
-
20
-
20 objectives:


20% renewable energy


20% higher efficiency


20% reduction CO
2