ET6205 - The distribution grid of the future


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment and Report
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Approved report 60/100 1 weeks ALLE
Assignment 20/100 1 weeks ALLE
Assignment 20/100 1 weeks ALLE

Course content

  • International and national developments towards the future, renewable electric power system
  • renewable energy sources (solar, wind, hydrogen, etc.)
  • battery systems
  • local energy systems; microgrids; distributed production
  • the concept known as Smart Grid
  • system impacts related to grid, production and power market
  • customer flexibility and load management
  • advanced measurement systems (smartmeter)
  • power electronics
  • quality of delivery
  • reliability
  • load modeling
  • cost/benefit, environmental effects
  • ongoing pilot projects
  • communication
  • electrical transport solutions

Learning outcome

  1. In this course, participants will learn some basic issues related to the development of the distribution grid in the future. 2
  2. The aim of the course is to clarify concepts and to give an overview and introduction to opportunities and problems with these types of technologies.
  3. The course will provide a good basis for further specialization within the various topics.
  4. Arrangements will be established so that participants with different backgrounds can start the course with the necessary professional basis.
  5. The project assignment is tried to be adapted to specific cases that are present and relevant to the participant/business - if possible.

Learning methods and activities

The course is based on lectures by experts in the relevant topics. Lectures, individual exercises/assignments, group exercises, as well as a project assignment to be solved during the period between and after the sessions. It is emphasized that it should be possible to discuss relevant issues during the meetings.

Further on evaluation

2 assignments must be submitted between the sessions (counts 20% each to the final grade) and 1 larger report after the sessions are completed (counts 60% to the final grade). All aids are allowed.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Continuing Education in Technology (TKIMEEVU)

Required previous knowledge

Civil engineering or engineering expertise or any other relevant education or experience in the subject area of the course.

Course materials

The course is based on presentations with supplement of relevant articles. All lectures are recorded on video and made available to participants for rehearsal between sessions and use after the course. All material will be available to participants during the course.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  2.5 SP
Study level: Further education, higher degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2022

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Electrical Power Engineering
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Electric Power Engineering

Department with administrative responsibility
Centre for Continuing Education and Professional Development


Examination arrangement: Assignment and Report

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 20/100 ALLE
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Assignment 20/100 ALLE
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Approved report 60/100 ALLE
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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