Digital transformation in the energy and mobility sector (DITEM)
Course and waiting list registration are closed.
- The course has reached the maximum number of registered participants, and the waiting list is also full. We unfortunately can only consider a certain number of students due to room capacity constraints.
- Unfortunately, course registration is no longer possible this winter term. You are welcome to register next year, when applications from students who previously failed to get a spot will be prioritized.
The course will be held in English.
Attendance is compulsory at the introductory lecture session and necessary for exam registration! If you are prevented from attending this date, this can be compensated in individual cases by attending another lecture date in consultation with Leonie Manzke.
The module covers the role of Information & Communication Technologies (ICT) in the energy transition towards a more sustainable energy production and consumption, with a particular focus on energy efficiency, the integration of renewable energy sources into the electric grid, and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. The interdisciplinary module covers fundamental technical principles of conventional and renewable energy generation and sustainable energy consumption, assesses the role of ICT in the ongoing energy transition, and evaluates economic and societal challenges and implications of the approaches covered.
Specific topics include:
– Fundamentals of energy generation and consumption
– Conventional and distributed power generation
– Introduction to energy markets and economic aspects
– Smart grid and smart metering infrastructures, virtual power plants, energy communities
– Wireless technologies and their impact on future mobility and energy networks
– Demand side management and home automation
– Changing consumer behavior with smart ICT
– Smart heating, electric mobility
At the beginning of the course, fundamental principles of energy generation and consumption are taught, so that students without prior knowledge in the field of energy can successfully participate in the course.
Learning objectives and skills
- explain the basic physical and technical principles of energy generation and power grids and apply them in calculations
- state, explain, and evaluate the necessity as well as challenges associated with the integration of renewable energies
- name components of a smart grid and explain their function
- explain fundamental market mechanisms (energy economics)
- understand and be able to explain the roles and intentions of the actors in the electricity market
- examine components, market mechanisms and regulatory measures with regard to their costs, benefits and risks and critically assess evaluation approaches
- explain the possibilities of information systems for the reduction of energy consumption in the field of indoor climate/heating and to evaluate them
- explain the central components, variables, requirements and challenges of electromobility and explain how information systems can contribute to solving these challenges
|Time and room||Lecture: Tuesday, 10.15-11.45, H16 (Erlangen); exercise session: Wednesday, 14.15-15.45, C3 (Erlangen)
|Method of examination||Written examination (90 minutes)|
|Grading procedure||Written examination (100 %)|
|Module frequency||Each winter term|
|Workload||Lecture and exercise sessions: 50h
|Module duration||1 Semester|
|Teaching and examination language||English|
|(Recommended) reading||Will be announced in class|