AT-SGIRES - Advanced Teaching and training on Smart grid & Grid Integration of Renewable Energy Systems

Project management:



Daniel Christ, M.Sc.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Kaltschmitt

Project partners:10 Universities from 6 countries
Project term:10/2017 - 07/2021

AT-SGIRES (Advanced Teaching and training on Smart grid & Grid Integration of Renewable Energy Systems) is a three years’ project started on October 15, 2017, and funded by the European Union through Erasmus+ programme. The project AT-SGIRES includes 7 Universities in the MENA region (3 in Jordan, 2 in Morocco and 2 in Syria) and 3 European project partners (Cyprus, Germany and UK).

Renewable Energy (RE) is expected to be one of the main solutions for clean power supply and covering the shortage in the electrical power as the case of many countries in MENA like Syria, Jordan, Morocco, Lebanon, Iraq and Egypt. Smart Grids (SG) are expected to be a key enabler in the integration of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) in the electrical networks. Better understanding of the SG concept enables faster and more sustainable development of the RE and SG market.

However, this knowledge field is underrepresented in the existing technically overwhelmed teaching curricula at universities and hence, is considered a deficit that should be reduced. The importance of this project comes from tackling this problem by integrating the SG and the methods of integrating RES to electrical grid in RE teaching programs offered at HEIs in beneficiary countries. The EU experience is a major component in the success of the AT-SGIRES project. The courses, modules and adapted curricula within the AT-SGIRES project should be based on the needs and challenges of the industry and energy sectors.

The project outputs will be greatly beneficial to five main groups:
-    Higher education students particularly in the fields of Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy Engineering.
-    The workforce in the field of renewable energy and smart grid application and technology.
-    Higher Education staff members particularly those engaged in the pedagogic work relating to the field of Smart Grid and
     grid integrated systems in all multitudes of its technical aspects.
-    Institutions throughout the regions which the applicants belong to that are directly involved in the design, development,
     realization and maintenance of the electrical grid system.
-    Engineering and scientific industries and training centers in the regions which the applicants belong to that are actively
     engaged in fields relating to renewable energy, intelligent meters, power system design etc.

The TUHH is, among other tasks, responsible for monitoring and evaluating the project progress and outcomes.