Lecture: Regulation and Operation of Power Supply
Course Lecture (Master)
Module owner Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jutta Hanson
Work load
Credit Points
Summer semester
90 h
3 CP
Time will be communicated in Moodle
Place will be communicated in Moodle
Module Content
  • Basic introduction to the regulation of distribution systems operators. In this context, different tasks of the grids with regard to the energy supply as well as the „Energiewende“ will be addressed.
  • Technical functions for the operation of grid supply. Functions here are asset management, system operations and metering.
  • Excursion with on-site visit (grid control center, current project or power plants)
  • Non-technical functions related to the operation of grid supply. These include regulatory functions such as connection management and billing, occupational safety and management of critical infrastructure.
  • Incentive regulation as a regulatory framework for utility network operation
  • Insights into entrepreneurial tasks and field reports
Competences After attending the course, students will be familiar with the basic technical and non-technical functions of distribution systems operators. After a basic introduction, the course first teaches the technical tasks for the operation of supply networks. Topics here are asset management, grid operation, and metering. In the second part, the non-technical functions are taught. Here, the connection management, the occupational safety, the environmental and health protection as well as the crisis management in distribution networks play a central role. The lecture also provides a basic understanding of the driving factors and developments in (German) power grids with regard to the “Energiewende”. In addition, students will also be familiar with the different levels of incentive regulation, from operating resources to grid charges. Last but not least, the lecture provides students with targeted insights into entrepreneurial tasks and field reports from practice.
Prerequisites none
Material Learning material will be available in Moodle (Registration via TUCaN is required!)
Exam The exam date will be announced via Moodle.

The registration for the written exam takes place via the TUCaN system. If the registration via TUCaN is not possible, please contact your study office. The participation is only possible after registration. For reasons of spatial planning, this is also necessary for Business Administration/Industrial Engineering students. The registration deadline for the written exams is up to 1 month, and cancellation up to 8 days before the exam date.
Guest lectures, Excursions Will be announced during the lectures.