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Electrical Power Systems and High Voltage Engineering

Electrical Power Systems and High Voltage Engineering

Electrical Power Systems and High Voltage Engineering

In the future, it is expected that the electrical energy production area and the belonging network grid structure will change. It is expected that an increased amount of dispersed renewable generation units, such as photovoltaic (PV) systems, biomass systems and small wind turbines will be connected to the network grid at the distribution level. At the same time connection of large offshore wind farms at the transmission level will also be in focus. This may offer potential economic, environmental and technical benefits, but it also presents a great number of challenges and uncertainties.

The introduction of dispersed generation units and wind farms will affect the network technically in a number of ways concerning load flow pattern, power quality problems, voltage control, frequency control and reactive power control. Dispersed generation units and wind farms could alter the fault level and the fault current in the distribution and transmission system. However, this may require adjustments or replacements of the protection system. Also, attention should be paid to availability and security.

Studying Electric Power Systems and High Voltage Engineering, you can help find the answers to questions like:

  • Should the entire high voltage network be laid in cables? How should this be done?
  • How would the future distribution network be, including decentralised supply units? What control strategy would be required?
  • Should the customer pay time-dependent prices to encourage adjustment of consumption patterns?
  • Should the distribution network be able to run independently in the future (disconnected from the transmission network)?
  • How do we control the balance between production and consumption in a future network supplied by sustainable energy sources with fluctuating production and consumption?



Aalborg University is rated for excellence in the QS ranking system. Aalborg University has received five stars certifying the world-class position of the university, based on cutting-edge facilities and internationally renowned research and teaching faculty. Within Engineering and Technology, Aalborg University ranks as number 79 in the world in the QS system. Likewise, in the Shanghai Ranking system, Aalborg University's engineering and technology programmes are ranked among the top 100 in the world.


Aalborg University is famous for its problem based learning, where you work in a team on a large written assignment often collaborating with an industrial partner. This study method is also called “The Aalborg Model for Problem Based Learning”. The method is highly recognised internationally, and the university is host to a succesful UNESCO chair in Problem Based Learning in Engineering Education and a Centre for PBL and Sustainability approved by UNESCO.

The problem based project work at Aalborg University gives you a unique opportunity to acquire new knowledge and competences at a high academic level in an independent manner. You get to apply theory to practice when you work to solve real-life problems, and you will be well-prepared for your future career.


Study Method at AAU - Problem Based Learning

Study Method at AAU - Problem Based Learning

The study method at AAU is called Problem Based Learning (PBL). Together with your fellow students you will work with real life problems by way of problem based project work.

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