The wind power industry is developing rapidly with many new technologies frequently being designed and implemented. Also, new problems are revealed due to the many different wind power systems in the electrical grid. Some of the future wind installations will be very large offshore wind farms that will act as power plants and support the electrical grid in terms of stability, power balance with services like frequency support, reactive power, etc.
In the future, it is expected that many small wind turbines will be installed, perhaps as plug and play units at the household level. These wind turbines could be both vertical and horizontal axis turbines. This will create many new challenges for wind power engineers. With the specialisation in Wind Power Systems you are taught how to handle issues such as these.
The specialisation in Wind Power Systems focuses on the electrical aspects of wind power systems, ensuring a thorough knowledge of areas such as generators, power electronics, control engineering and power system technology related to wind power applications.
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.
Wind Power Systems engineers in the electrical area have a wide range of job opportunities. They 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.dk, Vestas, Siemens Wind Power, KK-Wind Solutions, ABB, Siemens or the public sector.