Ense3 rubrique Formation 2022

Power Systems I - Grids and uses - 4EUS4TRE

  • Number of hours

    • Lectures 22.0
    • Projects -
    • Tutorials 4.0
    • Internship -
    • Laboratory works 24.0
    • Written tests -


    ECTS 5.0


This module aims to provide basic knowledge of electrical energy, from generation to transport, storage and uses. This module deals with the different sources of electrical energy production, including renewable ones, storage systems as well as transmission and distribution grids.




I – Electrical grids (8h CM + 4h tutorials)

Introduction to electrical grids
•Fundamentals of electrical grids: history, part, design, actors, …
•Per-unit system

Grid structure
•Architectures of transport and distribution grids
•Voltage levels
•Mains components of electrical grids

Key parameters of electrical grids
•Production-consumption balance, impacts of frequency, interconnexions and storage
•Relation voltage – reactive power
•Limits and contraints on electrical grid components

Line theory
•Line models (short, medium and long lines)
•Operation of lines
•Voltage regulation

Tutorial N°1: per units
Tutorial N°2: voltage drops

II – Production energy sources and storage (14h CM)

Production and uses of electrical energy (2h)
•The energy vectors
•World map

Various production sources of electrical energy (6h)
•Solar energy
•Wind energy

Energy storage technologies (2h)

Chemical storage (2 h)

Pump Storage Hydroelectricity (PSH) (gravitational potential energy storage) (2h)

III - Project (32h)

Students work in groups of 5 or 6 persons and have a case study. They have to identify, design and simulate storage systems to address network issues. For this purpose, each group has a referent. The students have to report their work in the form of a scientific article in French of 4 pages (template provided) and also an oral presentation of their project.


Course « Electrical energy » (S5)


Session normale/ First Session
Evaluation non rattrapable (EN) / EN assessment : article sur le projet (commun au groupe) /evaluation of the group (article)
Evaluation rattrapable (ER)/ ER assessment: note individuelle de soutenance de projet qui prend en compte l'implication dans le groupe tout au long du projet
/it includes oral presentation and personal involvement within the project
Pas de session de rattrapage / No session 2

EN 50% + ER 50%


The course exists in the following branches:

see the course schedule for 2023-2024

Additional Information

Course ID : 4EUS4TRE
Course language(s): FR

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