FENA2001 - Electrical energy system and district heating


New from the academic year 2020/2021

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Home examination 100/100 4 hours A

Course content

Design of low voltage distribution circuits
- Load estimation (including use of advanced metering systems)
- Power losses and voltage drop
- Selectivity for fault clearance
- Integration of local production (such as PV solar)
- Influence from district heating
-Interaction between district heating systems and the electrical power system
- Structure and use of smart grids in low voltage grids
- Technical/economical analysis due to investments/re-investments in energy supply systems

District heating:
- Heat demand, heat load
- Production plants
- Distribution
- Substations
- District heating system
- Economy
- Development of district heating

Learning outcome

After completion the course, he student should have:

- Know the different parts of the district heating system and how district heating systems interact with surrounding technical systems
- Know energy consumption related to heating needs, tap water, lighting etc. based on the type of building
- Know how to design low-voltage circuits in the distribution network and how district heating affects the design
- Know the technical / economic analyzes and tools used

- Could stipulate year and day variations for different loads
- Could stipulate annual consumption of energy of different loads
- Could calculate energy and power requirements for a development area based on mixed housing and mixed supply of electricity and district heating
- Could dimension the size of plant and pipes
- Could calculate pressure loss and heat loss in district heating pipes
- Could do technical / economic analysis when designing district heating and low voltage supply
- Could do calculations in a simulation program

General competence:
- The student has acquired knowledge and skills about new technologies such as smart grid and AMS.
The student has acquired knowledge and skills regarding the use of digital tools
-The student has acquired knowledge and skills about the interaction between different energy systems.
- The student has acquired knowledge of the project member's role and responsibility in a project work

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, exercises, projects work, study visit.

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved
  • Study visit
  • Assignment

Further on evaluation

Compulsory work requirements: - 7 out of 10-12 exercises must be approved.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Electrical Engineering (BIELEKTRO)
Renewable Energy (BIFOREN)

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
FENG2001 7.5 01.09.2019
FENT2001 7.5 01.09.2019
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Energy- and Environmental Physics
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering



Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination (1) 100/100 A

Release 2020-12-07

Submission 2020-12-07

Release 09:00

Submission 13:00

Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Home examination 100/100 A INSPERA
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.
  • 1) Merk at eksamensform er endret som et smittevernstiltak i den pågående koronasituasjonen. Please note that the exam form has changed as a preventive measure in the ongoing corona situation.

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