Checking date: 28/04/2022

Course: 2022/2023

Renewable energies in electricity markets
Study: Máster in Renewable Energy in Electrical Systems (266)

Coordinating teacher: USAOLA GARCIA, JULIO

Department assigned to the subject: Electrical Engineering Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Wind power generation systems. Photovoltaic solar energy. Other renewable energies.
COMPETENCES THAT THE STUDENT ACQUIRES WITH THIS SUBJECT CB6 Possess and understand knowledge that provides a basis or opportunity to be original in the development and / or application of ideas, often in a research context CB7 That students know how to apply the knowledge acquired and their ability to solve problems in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their area of ¿¿study CB8 That students are able to integrate knowledge and face the complexity of making judgments based on information that, being incomplete or limited, includes reflections on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments CB9 That students know how to communicate their conclusions and the knowledge and ultimate reasons that support them to specialized and non-specialized audiences in a clear and unambiguous way CB10 That students possess the learning skills that allow them to continue studying in a way that will be largely self-directed or autonomous. CG2 Acquire adequate knowledge of electrical engineering and areas that have application here. CG4 Project, calculate and design renewable energy products, processes, facilities and plants. CG5 Direct, plan and supervise multidisciplinary teams that design or execute renewable energy projects. CE2 Knowledge of the regulations that directly affect the use of renewable energies worldwide, as well as their origin, their validity and their application. CE10 Knowledge of the requirements for the integration of renewable energies in the electricity markets. CE11 Ability to design the integration of renewable energies in electricity markets. CE12 Knowledge of electrical systems planning taking into account the integration of renewable energies. CE13 Know how the operation of electrical networks with renewable energies is carried out. CE18 Knowledge of the fundamentals of electricity markets CE19 Knowledge of complementary services and the markets that regulate them CE20 Knowledge of remuneration and income from renewable energies LEARNING RESULTS acquired by the student: - Ability to participate in the planning of electrical systems taking into account the integration of renewable energies. - Ability to apply the regulation that determines the remuneration and income from renewable generation in Spain and in other neighboring countries. - Being able to determine the positive and negative points of the different rules and regulations, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of the different existing support mechanisms. - Ability to apply network analysis tools to real cases that are required in renewable energy integration studies. - Acquisition of skills to search for complex and specific information on regulations and legislation, on issues related to renewable energy. - Ability to determine the problems of integration of renewable energies, and the solutions to these problems, at an economic and regulatory level.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
Energy overview. Basic concepts of electricity markets. Regulated sectors. Retail market General principles of electricity markets. Planning and economic equilibrium Operation of organized electricity markets. Price formation. Congestion managements. Zonal price mechanisms. Secondary markets. Ancillary services. Renewable energies in the electricity markets Participation of renewable energy in electricity markets. Participation under uncertainty Energy subsidies and costs Analysis of costs of renewable energy projects Scenarios for decarbonization of the energy system The operation of the system with renewable energy Renewable energy regulation Participation of renewable energy in electricity markets.
Learning activities and methodology
Theoretical class 18 contact hours Theoretical practical classes 24 hours in person Individual student work 108 hours of student work TEACHING METHODOLOGIES Presentation in class by the teacher with support of computer and audiovisual media, in which the main concepts of the subject are developed and the bibliography is provided to complement the students' learning. Resolution of practical cases, problems, etc.¿ posed by the teacher individually Preparation of papers and reports individually.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 30
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 70
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • I.J. Pérez-Arriaga (Ed.). Regulation of the Power Sector. Springer. 2013
  • Kirschen & Strbac. Fundamentals of Power System Economics. John Wiley & Sons. 2004
  • Kirschen & Strbac. Fundamentals of power system economics. Wiley. 2019
  • Stoft. Power System Economics.. IEEE Press - Wiley Interscience. 2002
  • Wood, Wollenberg & Sheblé. Power generation, operation and control. Wiley. 2014

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.