Integration of Renewables

On this course you'll gain an understanding of the role renewable technologies play in modern grids. The impact of technologies such as onshore and offshore wind, solar PV, hydro and biomass will be discussed, as well as how they drive change in the industry.

You'll also get a chance to work through issues in integration, including dynamic performance and the economics that enable renewables to be competitive compared to conventional generation.

Course content

This course will focus on these topics:

  • Drivers of change in modern grids
    • Changes in carbon and regulatory frameworks
    • Renewables operation and control princples
  • Impact on Workforce
    • The engineering challenges of working with renewables
    • Utility renewables training needs
  • Renewable Technologies Design and Influence
    • Wind, solar, geothermal, wind, tidal technology primer
    • Overview of impact on grid operation and control
    • Renewables within current and future global energy mix
  • Dynamic Performance and Renewable Energies
    • Differences between conventional synchronous plant and renewable energy sources
    • System-wide impacts of variable energy on power networks
    • Economics of Renewables
  • Financial and commercial costs of renewable energy
    • Variability and costs of renewables
    • Support mechanisms for renewable energy technologies

Modes of delivery

You have the option to study this course online or as a classroom based course.


The course can be a two or three day course depending on your needs. By adding successive days the course will contain more detail and challenge you further.

Online: flexible training

Each module has approximately 10 hours of content. We run 12 week individual and cohort-based programmes.