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Distributed Energy Resources and Demand Response (ENG557)

Organisational Unit Engineering and Energy
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description This unit discusses the integration of distributed energy resources and demand response within electric grids. The effects of distributed generation such as rooftop photovoltaic, energy storage, and demand response on power delivery networks are addressed. To this aim, the technical issues such as voltage and thermal limit violations associated with these energy resources on traditional distribution networks are investigated. Then, the solutions for addressing these issues such as the new design of electric grids, compensators, and implementation of control systems are scrutinized.
Unit Learning Outcomes The unit learning outcomes (ULOs) of this unit are as follows:
1. Critical and creative thinking: Students learn how to collect, analyse and evaluate information and ideas on distributed energy resources and demand response integration with electric grids.
2. In-depth knowledge: Students gain a very good knowledge about technical issues of distributed energy resources integration and how to solve these problems.
3. Communication: Students are able to communicate effectively and appropriately and improve their writing, speaking, listening and reading skills.
4. Social interaction: Students develop a capacity to collaborate with others to exchange views and ideas and to achieve desired outcomes through teamwork and negotiation.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 1 x 2 hours per week; Tutorials/Workshops/laboratories: 1 x 2 hours per week.
Unit Learning Experiences Each subject covered by the Unit is discussed with all students. During these collaborative sessions, students learn about the importance of the topic, background, solutions, technologies, and future trends.
Based on this knowledge, individual/group-based tasks are defined and assigned considering students' interests and practicality. In order to improve sense of belonging and learning experience, each group presents the topics in front of others. Each topic is discussed separately with all students to elevate team working and deep understand of concepts.
An LMS site will be used to provide details of the activities.
Other Learning Experiences A consultation time is offered for students who may need more discussion on the concepts, and/or more help with regard to the assessments.
Assessment The assessment for this unit are as follows:
1- A Project (35%) -- In this group-based assessment, each group works on a specific topic. Each team provides a plan and timeline for the Project.
2- Writing an article (35%) -- Based on the project, done in the Assessment 1, each group writes an article including literature review, critical analysis, and exploration of new approaches.
Individual seminar presentations (30%) -- Each group member will need to give three presentations, which are Project Plan, Progress, and Final presentations. Individual seminar presentation is assessed based on the contribution of each group member in the project and the article provided by each group. This seminar includes answers to questions as well.
Prerequisites Enrolment in Graduate Diploma of Engineering or Master of Engineering.
Exclusions Students who have previously completed ENG449 Electrical Power Systems Design may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Electrical Power Engineering
Electrical Power Engineering (ME+MIT)
Graduate Diploma in Engineering (GradDipEng)
Appears in these Minors Electrical Power Engineering
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Dr Ali Arefi
Senior Lecturer in Electrical Engineering

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2830
e: A.Arefi@murdoch.edu.au
o: 220.2.004K - Engineering and Energy, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S1-Internal
Dr Ali Arefi
Senior Lecturer in Electrical Engineering

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2830
e: A.Arefi@murdoch.edu.au
o: 220.2.004K - Engineering and Energy, Murdoch Campus
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