TET4135 - Energy Systems Planning and Operation


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
work 25/100
Written examination 75/100 4 hours D

Course content

Framework and framework conditions for energy planning. Technical-economic-environmental description of different processes for transport, conversion and consumption of energy. Energy and heat planning. Local energy planning. Optimal operation of power production, among others hydro power. The water value method. An introduction to optimal expansion planning of energy systems. Support for renewable energy production.

Learning outcome

After completing the course, the student shall:
- understand the methodic foundation and framework for energy planning on the local, regional and national level.
- understand methods for optimal power production.
- understand the water value method for hydro pwoer planning.
- understand basic economic principles for investments in energy systems.

After completing the course, the student shall be able to:
- formulate and solve central problems within technical-economic-environmental planning and operation of stationary energy supply systems, electrical and thermal.
- give an account of the technical, economic and environmental consequences and optimize solutions for meeting the demand for electrical and thermal energy.
- be able to formulate simplified energy planning problems in Matlab

General competence:
After completing the course, the candidate has increased:
- skills in cooperation and interdisciplinary collaboration
- ability to communicate effectively to professionals and non-specialists alike through reports and presentations
- ability to contribute to innovation and innovation processes

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and compulsory exercises. Two excercises are based on Matlab. Compulsory project work, based on Matlab. Guest lecture from industry to emphasize the link between theory and practice. The course is given in English.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises
  • Project work

Further on evaluation

The final evaluation will be based on a written examination (counting 75%) and the project work (counting 25%) based on % fulfillment. Final grading will be from A to F.
If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may change from written to oral.
In the case that the student receives an F/Fail as a final grade after both ordinary and re-sit exam, then the student must retake the course in its entirety. Submitted work that counts towards the final grade will also have to be retaken.
Permitted examination aids, support material code D: No printed or hand-written support material is allowed. A specific basic calculator is allowed. In addition, calculator Casio fx-991EX is allowed.

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.

Course materials

Printed compendium (Doorman, Nord).

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIE1035 7.5
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

No.of lecture hours: 3
Lab hours: 4
No.of specialization hours: 5

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Energy and Process Engineering
  • Electrical Power Engineering
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Electric Power Engineering



Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD work 25/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Written examination 75/100 D
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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