370.021 Energiesysteme und Netze
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021W, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to:

  • explain the importance of energy networks from an energy systems perspective in liberalized energy markets
  • apply measures of network development (capacity expansion, interconnection of networks and markets, etc.) to simple calculation examples

Subject of course

05.10.2021: Introduction

12.10.2021: Role of energy grids in liberalised energy markets

19.10.2021: Energy grids as natural monopolies (Theory) and the need for regulation

09.11.2021: Grid Regulation Process, Investment incentives / asset management in energy grids

16.11.2021: Transmission grid (electricity): Requirements and responsibilities in electricity markets

23.11.2021: Transmission grid (electricity): ENTSO-E TYNDP, APG Masterplan

30.11.2021: Transmission grid (electricity): Practical application, coupling of electricity markets

07.12.2021: Transmission grid/storage (gas): Requirements and responsibilities in gas markets

14.12.2021: Transmission grid/storage (gas): Supply of natural gas: Austria, Europe

11.01.2022: Transmission grid/storage (gas): Maximizing PV self-consumption in energy communities - balancing energy 

18.01.2022: "Smart" distribution grids (electricity): Practical application

25.01.2022: Sector-coupling in distribution grids for electricity, gas and heating/cooling: Synergies and competitiveness, business models (incl. practical application)

01.02.2022: Examination (written only)

Teaching methods


Interactive discussion with students

Discussion of practical case studies

Calculating exercise examples

References to further literature and practical information/events

Mode of examination


Additional information

Die Vorbesprechung aller EEG-LVA´s wurde am Do. 07.10.2021 von 11 Uhr auf 9:30 Uhr vorverlegt und findet online statt!

Vorbesprechung EEG
Do., 7. Okt. 2021 09:30 - 10:30 (CEST)

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From the current perspective, it is planned that the lecture will take place on site in lecture hall EI 8 (Pötzl HS)!

Should Corona-related changes occur, the lecture will take place online on Tuesdays from 10:00-12:00!



Course dates

Tue10:00 - 12:0005.10.2021 - 25.01.2022EI 8 Pötzl HS - QUER Vorlesung
Energiesysteme und Netze - Single appointments
Tue05.10.202110:00 - 12:00EI 8 Pötzl HS - QUER Vorlesung
Tue12.10.202110:00 - 12:00EI 8 Pötzl HS - QUER Vorlesung
Tue19.10.202110:00 - 12:00EI 8 Pötzl HS - QUER Vorlesung
Tue09.11.202110:00 - 12:00EI 8 Pötzl HS - QUER Vorlesung
Tue16.11.202110:00 - 12:00EI 8 Pötzl HS - QUER Vorlesung
Tue23.11.202110:00 - 12:00EI 8 Pötzl HS - QUER Vorlesung
Tue30.11.202110:00 - 12:00EI 8 Pötzl HS - QUER Vorlesung
Tue07.12.202110:00 - 12:00EI 8 Pötzl HS - QUER Vorlesung
Tue14.12.202110:00 - 12:00EI 8 Pötzl HS - QUER Vorlesung
Tue11.01.202210:00 - 12:00EI 8 Pötzl HS - QUER Vorlesung
Tue18.01.202210:00 - 12:00EI 8 Pötzl HS - QUER Vorlesung
Tue25.01.202210:00 - 12:00EI 8 Pötzl HS - QUER Vorlesung

Examination modalities

Examination: written only


- Emphasis is put on understanding of system coherence

- 5 Questions counting 20% each; for a positiv grade, at least 50% are necessary

- 3 out of 5 questions are analytical/quantitative examples

- Despite acceptance of a non-programmable calculator during the exam, encouragement to "mental arithmetics" and "rounding of (preliminary-)results" as well as "freehand diagrams without ruler"


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Mon10:00 - 12:0027.06.2022EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT written16.03.2022 00:00 - 26.06.2022 23:59TISSSchriftliche Prüfung
Fri10:00 - 12:0030.09.2022EI 8 Pötzl HS - QUER written01.07.2022 00:00 - 29.09.2022 23:59TISSSchriftliche Prüfung

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
01.09.2021 00:00 31.08.2022 00:00

Registration modalities




Written materials are available for download in TUWEL.

This are:

- Skript "Energy Systems and Grids" (english); 8 out of 12 chapters are finalised; remaining "under preparation"

- ppt-slides of each of the 12 units

- Files of several written exams of the previous years

Previous knowledge

- In general, there is no precognition expected

- Basic understanding of interdependences in energy economics shall be existing

- Analytical intellectual power

- Interest in actual developments in international energy markets are beneficial

- Attending the individual lectures is advantageous, because actual development in energy markets are addressed