Course code FORN240

FORN240 Energy Distribution and Storage Systems

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Course responsible: Muyiwa Samuel Adaramola
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management
Teaching language: EN
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in August block. This course has teaching and evaluation in August block
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2016-2017
Last time: 2021H
Course contents:
In this course, main emphasis will be placed on the issues relating to electricity grid system. The grid tariff and impact grid on investment decision will be examined. Furthermore, issues related to environmental issues of grid planning and construction will be discussed. The benefits and shortcomings of selected energy storage systems will be discussed.
Learning outcome:


After completed course, the student should be able to

  • Describe load profile for energy (electricity) users and generators.
  • Explain impact of load profile on planning and distribution of energy resources.
  • Explain the importance of load factor on making investment decision on establishment of power plants, and setting cost of energy
  • Explain economic dispatch problem and merit-order approach
  • Explain motivation for using high voltage for electricity transmission
  • Calculate cross-sectional area of conductor and transmission voltage for overhead transmission lines
  • Analyse a simple 3-node power system
  • Explain electricity transmission and distribution planning stages
  • Discuss different types of energy storage systems


After the completion of the course, the student will able:

  • To plot load profile for energy users and generators, and design power plant to meet load requirement.
  • To evaluate electricity transmission and distribution system projects
  • To implement energy storage facilities for different users and applications.

General competence

The student shall be able to communicate and discuss issues related to planning of electricity distribution. Furthermore, student will know how to select appropriate storage systems for specific application from economic and technical point of views.

Learning activities:
Lectures, exercises, and seminars.
Teaching support:


Course responsible can provide academic support to students during office hours

Delivered in first lecture.
Basic knowledge in mathematics (MATH100), FORN200 or similar.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Exercises, article review and presentation.
Augustblokk assessment. One written exam (3 hours) 100%. 
Nominal workload:
Ca.125 hours lectures and exercises, seminars and self study.
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Combined 50 hours of lectures, exercises, and students' presentation 
External examiner evaluates all written examination.
Examination details: :