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FAU students practicing transmission system operations in Switzerland (Laufenburg, Switzerland)

FAU students practicing transmission system operations in Switzerland
FAU students practicing transmission system operations in Switzerland

Four FAU students successfully finalised, confirmed by related certificates, their one week internship at Swissgrid Control. The control centre is considered the heart of the Transmission System Operator (TSO) of Switzerland – Swissgrid. The practice was organised in the framework of the international cooperation between the Institute of Electrical Energy Systems (EES) and Swissgrid. The students could experience practical aspects of the ongoing energy transformation process (called in Germany “Energiewende”).

Since summer semester 2014, EES has launched a new lecture “Transmission System Operations and Control” for students of the Master Program Energy Technology (ET). The lecture provides the students with many aspects of system operations. It comprises technical and organizational aspects for interconnected systems operations including load and frequency control, voltage and reactive power control as well as load-flow management. The focus here is on security of electricity supply. It is also explained why and how the electricity market has been implemented. The lecture is given in English since necessary cooperation among TSOs and other parties in the electricity sector requires now a common technical terminology and communication language. The lecture is supported by exercises with elements of modelling. (Picture source: Swissgrid).

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