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The course covers topics that constitute the basic knowledge of electrical power systems with applications to the scenarios characterizing the current energy transition. The course features two mutually integrated contributions. The first contribution concerns the description of traditional and renewable electricity production plants, distributed generation systems and polygenerative microgrids, electric mobility systems, technological, economic and regulatory aspects for energy communities. The second contribution presents descriptive, methodological and technological aspects for the management of electrical energy systems. It addresses the economic definition of the operating point, the dispatching of generation resources, examines the structure of the electricity market and the possible services to be offered to the network.
Introduction to the basic aspects related to the operation and technical-economic management of energy production and distribution systems. Particular attention is paid to application examples and current energy scenarios at European and national level.
The course is focused on the current energy transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources. The architecture of the national electric power system is described by analyzing the main characteristics of electricity production, transmission and distribution systems. The evolution from centralized to distributed generation is highlighted and the main features of energy generation and storage systems are analyzed. Particular attention is paid to polygeneration microgrids (equipped with renewable power plants, high performance cogeneration and trigeneration units, storage batteries, flexible loads, etc.) and energy communities, taking into account the most recent EU and national policies related to energy markets and incentive mechanisms. The main tools used to design and manage the aforesaid energy infrastructures are described together with the basic economic and environmental indicators for the evaluation of the profitability of investments in the sustainable energy sector. Moreover, the role of electric mobility within these new energy scenarios is described and deeply analyzed.
The main aim of the course is to enable students to acquire knowledge and methodologies of analysis for the study and management of production, distribution and storage energy systems, with particular attention to the field of renewable sources, microgrids, energy communities and energy markets, as well as electric mobility. The objective is the acquisition of knowledge on issues concerning complex structures such as the electrical system in order to make the student able to interact with specialists of technical sectors in working groups that operate in large Utilities or in energy management structures.
At the end of the course, students will have acquired useful skills in order to develop technical-economic analyses of the main energy systems that are at the basis of the current energy transition.
Basic knowledge of mathematics and physics.
Handouts and teaching materials provided by the teachers.
Books recommended by the teachers.
as per academic calendar 1st semester
All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.
Verification of the acquisition of theoretical knowledge and practical methodologies for the analysis and management of power generation and distribution systems.
EXAM SCHEDULE: by appointment agreed with the professors in compliance with the general University calendar.