In the future, it is expected that the electrical energy production area and the network grid structure will change. More dispersed renewable generation units, such as photovoltaic (PV) systems, biomass systems and small wind turbines will be connected to the grid at the distribution level where also new loads will give interactions to the transport, thermal and gas sectors via electrical vehicles, heat pumps, electrolysers etc.
Further, there is an increasing focus on the connection of large offshore wind farms, reinforcement of the transmission grid and on more HVDC connections at the transmission level. This may offer potential financial, 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 in terms of 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. This may require adjustments or replacements of the protection system. Also, availability and security should be considered.
In your semester projects, you and your project group will work with relevant issues within the programme’s field of study that challenge you to use all of your knowledge to come up with possible solutions. You are encouraged to occasionally collaborate with external organisations and businesses in your projects to get an idea of the work processes and current issues in the industry. This will better prepare you for your own work life after you graduate.
This is a full-time study programme, which is characterised by problem based project work in groups. You will be working closely with other students most of the time, and you are required to be present at the university on a daily basis and spend a vast majority of your day there.
Electrical Energy engineers have a wide range of job opportunities. Graduates of the specialisation in Electrical Power Systems and High Voltage Engineering can work in project engineering, research, development and management in Danish and international industries or public institutions. Your future employer could be Vattenfall, Ørsted, Energinet, Vestas, Siemens Wind Power, KK-Wind Solutions, ABB, Siemens or the public sector.