370.007 Selected Topics Energy Systems
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021S, VU, 4.0h, 5.0EC


  • Semester hours: 4.0
  • Credits: 5.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to calculate the operating parameters of overhead lines and asymmetrical operating states in electrical networks. They can also carry out calculations for photovoltaic systems, wind turbines and virtual power plants, as well as the grid control.

After successfully completing the course, students are also able to understand the concept of energy services and electricity markets and to carry out statistical analyzes of electricity prices and generation data from generation units. They can perform profitability and investment calculations as well as calculations of the market value of photovoltaic systems and wind turbines.

Subject of course

Each of the following topics are covered in one or two afternoon sessions:

1. Electrical Systems
    a. Operating parameters of overhead lines and cables
    b. Calculation of imbalanced operating conditions
    c. Photovoltaic plants
    d. Wind power plants
    e. Network control, Virtual power plants

2. Energy Economics
    a. Introduction in energy economics - historical and technological development
    b. The concept of energy services, introduction into cost accounting
    c. Calculating the market value of photovoltaic and wind turbines based on realdata,
        assessment of aninvestmentin PV systems from the perspective of a household, taking into account load profiles.
    d. Introduction to electricity markets
    e. Statistical analysis of electricity prices and generation data

In part 2.c to 2.e the analysis will be done with the software package MATLAB. No previous experience with the software isrequired. A student licensecan be attained from the ZID. All calculations can also be performed with other programs (eg. EXCEL), but the use of MATLAB is recommended.

Teaching methods

frontal lectures, calculating exercises, presentations by students

Mode of examination

Written and oral



Course dates

Tue13:00 - 14:0002.03.2021 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/98470182317 (LIVE)Vorbesprechung
Tue13:30 - 16:3009.03.2021 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/94260731620?pwd=UUQ5b3dpandhYU5ia2lwRnB5MDdZUT09 (LIVE)Photovoltaische Anlagen
Tue13:30 - 16:3023.03.2021 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/95465795146?pwd=NlZZYjFHL0ZlbWw0RzhmZUNxZXdsUT09 (LIVE)Netzregelung, Virtuelle Kraftwerke
Tue13:35 - 16:3013.04.2021 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/92871004980 (LIVE)Windkraftanlagen
Tue13:30 - 16:3020.04.2021 Online via ZOOM (LIVE)Betriebsparameter von Freileitungen und Kabeln
Tue13:30 - 16:0027.04.2021 Online via ZOOMKlausur Teil 1 der Fachvertiefung Energiesysteme
Tue13:30 - 16:3004.05.2021 - 15.06.2021 GoTo-Meeting (LIVE)EEG-Teil
Selected Topics Energy Systems - Single appointments
Tue02.03.202113:00 - 14:00 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/98470182317Vorbesprechung
Tue09.03.202113:30 - 16:30 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/94260731620?pwd=UUQ5b3dpandhYU5ia2lwRnB5MDdZUT09Photovoltaische Anlagen
Tue23.03.202113:30 - 16:30 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/95465795146?pwd=NlZZYjFHL0ZlbWw0RzhmZUNxZXdsUT09Netzregelung, Virtuelle Kraftwerke
Tue13.04.202113:35 - 16:30 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/92871004980Windkraftanlagen
Tue20.04.202113:30 - 16:30 Online via ZOOMBetriebsparameter von Freileitungen und Kabeln
Tue27.04.202113:30 - 16:00 Online via ZOOMKlausur Teil 1 der Fachvertiefung Energiesysteme
Tue04.05.202113:30 - 16:30 GoTo-MeetingEEG-Teil
Tue11.05.202113:30 - 16:30 GoTo-MeetingEEG-Teil
Tue18.05.202113:30 - 16:30 GoTo-MeetingEEG-Teil
Tue01.06.202113:30 - 16:30 GoTo-MeetingEEG-Teil
Tue08.06.202113:30 - 16:30 GoTo-MeetingEEG-Teil
Tue15.06.202113:30 - 16:30 GoTo-MeetingEEG-Teil

Examination modalities

written exam, presentation and submission of a protocol

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
03.02.2021 12:00 04.03.2021 15:00 08.03.2021 12:00


The student has to be enrolled for at least one of the studies listed below

Group Registration

GroupRegistration FromTo
Gruppe A27.04.2021 14:0007.05.2021 13:00
Gruppe B27.04.2021 14:0007.05.2021 13:00
Gruppe C27.04.2021 14:0007.05.2021 13:00
Gruppe D27.04.2021 14:0007.05.2021 13:00
Gruppe E27.04.2021 14:0007.05.2021 13:00
Gruppe F27.04.2021 14:0007.05.2021 13:00
Gruppe G27.04.2021 14:0007.05.2021 13:00
Gruppe H27.04.2021 14:0007.05.2021 13:00
Gruppe I27.04.2021 14:0007.05.2021 13:00
Gruppe J27.04.2021 14:0007.05.2021 13:00



Digital lecture notes will be avaiable for part "1. Electrical Systems" via TISS promptly at the relevant dates.

The necessary documents for part "2. Energy Economics" can be found in TUWEL.

Previous knowledge

Basics of electrical engineering


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