FENA2001 - Electrical energy system and district heating


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written exam and assignment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 70/100 4 hours D
Assignment 30/100

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: Knowledge: - 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 Skills: - 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

Further on evaluation

Assessment consists of 2 assessment parts: Written school examination (70/100) and Project (30/100).Compulsory work requirements: - 7 out of 10-12 exercises must be approved. -Study visit.

A re-sit examination will be held in August and may be changed from written to oral.

Continuation and voluntary repetition / improvement can be carried out for some sub-evaluations without having to reassess both sub-evaluations in a topic. There is an opportunity to complain about partial assessments in this topic before all sub-evaluations have been completed.

Specific conditions

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 AUTUMN 2019
FENT2001 7.5 AUTUMN 2019
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Energy- and Environmental Physics
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering


Examination arrangement: Written exam and assignment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 70/100 D 2021-11-29 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
G132 Gnisten/Fagskolen 20
Autumn ORD Assignment 30/100





Room Building Number of candidates
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