TET4135 - Energy Systems Planning and Operation


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Project 30/100
School exam 70/100 4 hours H

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

Knowledge: 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. Skills: 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 Python 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 Python. Guest lecture from industry to emphasize the link between theory and practice. The course is given in English.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

The final grade will be calculated from the results from a written school exam (counting 70%) and a project work (counting 30%). Each part will be graded from A-F. If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may change from written to oral.

Re-sit Exam

A re-sit may be arranged for the written school exam. If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may change from written to oral. The re-sit will be held in August.

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 2025

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 energy


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 70/100 H INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Project 30/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 70/100 H 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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