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EG2040 Wind Power Systems 7.5 credits

During the last 15 years, wind energy was the fastest growing energy source world-wide in terms of growth of annual installed generation capacity. Between 1995 and 2005 the industry grew by an average of 32 % yearly, a growth rate that can only be compared to the fast development in the IT and telecommunications industry.

Currently, about 45-50.000 people work in the wind energy industry worldwide and the industry is growing with an impressive speed. Only during 2005 about 6000 MW of wind power was installed in EU countries. The total installed capacity in EU has reached about 40.500 MW. The main driver for this development will be various government incentives aiming at the reduction of CO2 emissions, for instance. Due to the current high oil price, however, the wind energy industry is expected to develop even further.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus EG2040 (Autumn 2010–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Wind energy technology covers many technological aspects, like aerodynamics, mechanics, physics and electrical engineering. Hence, the course intends to provide a wide overview of, for example, the physical power in the wind, the historical development, the wind energy industry, market regulations, wind turbine design concepts, environmental impact of wind turbines, economics, network integration, stand-alone systems and offshore wind power systems.

An important part of the course is a team assignment. In this assignment, the team will perform a feasibility study for a wind energy project.

Intended learning outcomes

The course Wind Power Systems aims at providing knowledge about the wide area of technology that is needed for persons working in the wind energy industry or related industry, like generation or network companies. The course also provides a general knowledge in this wide area.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

60 HEC (basic mechanics, basic physics, complex numbers, numerical methods), and documented proficiency in English B or equivalent.

Recommended prerequisites

Basic physics.


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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • PRO1 - Project, 1,5 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TEN2 - Examination, 6,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

Home assignments, Course project, Exam, 5 credits.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web EG2040

Offered by

EES/Electric Power Systems

Main field of study

Electrical Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Supplementary information

Replaced by EG2340 from autumn semester 2015.