FENT2001 - Electrical energy system and district heating


New from the academic year 2020/2021

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home exam
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home exam 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

  • Study visit
  • Exercises
  • Assignment

Further on evaluation

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

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
FENA2001 7.5 01.09.2019
FENG2001 7.5 01.09.2019
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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: Home exam

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





Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Home exam 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.
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