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Smart Electrical Power Systems Summer School

RWTH International Academy
Length: 2 weeks
Study pace: Full time
Education level: Summer / Short course
Location: Aachen
Language: English
Start date: 02 July 2018
Price: 1,800 EUR

Program description

Study a smart electrical systems summer course

This summer school is centered around the scientific question whether a high penetration of distributed generation, such as rooftop solar installations or wind power, would make the electrical distribution system unreliable or unstable. To reap the full potential of renewable, environment-friendly solar and wind power and to reduce investments in wide-area grids and transportation losses, we need to better balance supply and demand at the local or regional level. This is goal of smart power grids and virtual power plants.

The E.ON Energy Research Center (ERC) of RWTH Aachen University, including the Institute for Power Generation and Storage Systems (PGS), the Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives (ISEA), the Chair and Institute of Power Systems and Power Economics (IAEW), is responsible for the academic content of the „Smart Electrical Power Systems“ Summer School and conduct the lectures, tutorials and laboratory classes of the program.

Admission requirements

You are a B.Sc./B.E. student enrolled at a renowned university, have profound knowledge of the English language and are studying mechanical engineering or a related field.

Basic understanding of power generation and power systems, electrochemical systems and basic understanding of electricity system and its components will be expected.

The minimum age to participate is 18 years. Students should have completed the first year of studies.

Tuition & fees

Course costs 1800 EUR.

The course fees contain an 'all-inclusive' package:

  • lectures and laboratory courses
  • excursions and social events,
  • accommodation
  • breakfast, lunch, all meals during social events
  • a local public transport ticket for the respective time.

*Please note: Not included are particular travel expenses to and from Aachen. A documentation of a health insurance policy for your stay in Germany is required. Participants have to provide their own meals on weekends and in the evening and have a personal budget for their individual needs.

For this Summer School, there are a few scholarship opportunities available for highly qualified international students.

Apply by 1 March and you can receive an 10% early bird discount on the total tuition fees - in case of admission.

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