Catalogue of Modules, University of Nottingham

H63DGR FACTS and Distributed Generation
(Last Updated:03 May 2017)

Year  17/18

Total Credits: 10

Level: Level 3

Target Students:  Students studying Electrical Engineering, especially Renewable Energy specialism  Available to JYA/Erasmus students.

Taught Semesters:

Spring Assessed by end of Spring Semester 


H63PNW Power Networks 

Corequisites:  None.

Summary of Content:  This module provides students with an understanding of power systems which include renewable energy generators. It investigates the operation of renewable energy generators at a systems level, including analysis of distributed generation systems. The module covers:

Method and Frequency of Class:

ActivityNumber Of WeeksNumber of sessionsDuration of a session
Lecture 12 weeks1 per week2 hours

Activities may take place every teaching week of the Semester or only in specified weeks. It is usually specified above if an activity only takes place in some weeks of a Semester

Further Activity Details:
One 2-hour lecture per week. Students will spend time in the computing laboratory working on CAD problems.

Method of Assessment: 

Assessment TypeWeightRequirements
Exam 1 100 2 hour exam 

Professor D Thomas

Education Aims:  

This module aims to give an understanding of the operation of power systems which incorporate significant input from renewable energy generators. It will enable design and analysis of such systems.

Learning Outcomes:  

At the end of this module, students should be able to: