TET4565 - Electricity Markets and Energy System Planning, Specialisation Course


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Project Assignment
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Project Assignment 100/100

Course content

The specialisation course is aimed to explore the advanced aspects of electricity market design for ensuring power system operational flexibility. The course is divided into three modules as below:

  • Optimisation techniques and hydropower scheduling
  • Flexibility in power grid operation and planning and local markets
  • The digitalisation of power systems and the Integrated market

The first module deals with scheduling methods for the various scheduling phases (long, mid and short term) of hydro production. The second module aims to give a deeper insight into the research and development of projects on power system flexibility (in general), flexibility in grid operation, and flexibility in grid planning, with a focus primarily on distribution system applications. Finally, the third module will include miscellaneous topics on the digitalisation of power systems and integrated electricity markets.

Learning outcome

The goal is to provide the student with an increased scope of understanding the practical relevance of power systems and market participant needs, and its derivatives from a research perspective:

  • To develop a working knowledge of hydropower scheduling.
  • To formulate and analyse support tools for distribution systems
  • To introduce current topics of the integrated market and discuss new possibilities that are unlocked by the digitalisation of power systems.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, and project assignment. The course is given in English.

Further on evaluation

Students are expected to work on a (group/individual) project related to the content of this course and based on their specialisation project topic. The grading will consist of the project report and a project presentation (during the final seminar).

Course materials

  • Class slides and any other material uploaded on Blackboard
  • Recommended Reading Material (RRM): is outlined in the slides

More specific information will be given during the lectures.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of electric energy


Examination arrangement: Project Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Project Assignment 100/100



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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