The Electric Power Systems Research Group (GISEL) and its members are part of the faculty of the Master in Integration of Renewable Energies in the Electric System.
In recent years, the generation of energy through technologies based on renewable sources and non-renewable sources used in high energy efficiency processes has become increasingly important. The trend towards greater penetration of this type of generation contributes to the development of sustainable energy systems and security of supply by diversifying primary energy sources.
However, the greater penetration of electricity generation through renewable sources requires the modification of the conventional modes of operation of electrical networks, which imposes a brake on their development together with the need to train specialized people.
The master's degree in Integration of Renewable Energies in the Electric System is aimed at satisfying this need, training professionals and researchers specialized in the interaction of this type of generation and the network in order to develop new systems and equipment that allow solving problems and contributing to the development of renewable electricity generation in line with the objectives proposed by the European Union.
The training program allows acquiring both the necessary training to plan, execute and direct all types of work related to the design, calculation, manufacture and operation of electrical equipment, as well as to innovate and lead product development and operation procedures to facilitate integration of renewable energies in the electrical system.
In addition, it allows access to a research career both in technology centers with activity in the electricity sector, as well as in the academic field, since this master's degree gives direct access to the interuniversity Doctorate Program "Electric Power Systems".
The climate crisis requires an energy transition in which, together with renewable energies and electricity, hydrogen is called to be a highly important energy vector. This has been recognized when just one year the European, Spanish and Basque strategies for the deployment of hydrogen and its technologies have been successively approved.
The generalization of its production by electrolysis, of its storage, transport and distribution, of its energy applications, whether in the field of sustainable mobility, in the field of decarbonisation of industry or in the field of urban or domestic air conditioning systems , will involve the development of new technologies and processes. Likewise, new companies or companies converted from existing ones will require technologists with a solid knowledge of these processes.
This will require not only that young people in the area of science and engineering acquire knowledge and skills in these technologies in their initial training, but also that professionals with a greater or lesser professional career may need, or have an interest, in a complementary training that allow them to participate, or even lead the progressive incorporation of this new energy vector into our industrial reality.
Smartgrids are a confluence of the need to improve the integration of variable renewable energy sources (main Distributed Generation (DG)) and the development of new technologies, particularly ICTs and power electronics.
Smartgrids allow an efficient and safe management of electricity, optimising the production, distribution and consumption of electricity, in order to better balance the supply and demand between producers and consumers.
This Master was created with the aim of training highly qualified professionals in the design, integration and analysis of control systems and management of the main components of Smartgrids. This way, it seeks to respond to the demand of companies and technology centres in the sector of electricity networks and DG, in an increasingly international context.
For this, the training programme confers knowledge in the field of:
- the techniques and methodologies related to modelling and control
- power electronics
- energy storage systems
- electrical networks
- Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools applied to the management of energy.
Likewise, the students acquire the skills required to solve the problems that arise in the mentioned areas, as well as the ability to evaluate the behaviour of Smartgrids components, defining specific evaluation criteria.
This master's degree has the Unibasq Internationalization Seal, which promotes and recognises the internationalization of the student body.
This master's degree also offers the possibility of gaining a combined degree with the École Superieure des Technologies Industrielles Avancées-ESTIA (France).
Renewable energy at sea has great potential, but its use presents a great technological challenge. The harsh environmental conditions require specific advanced knowledge in various scientific and technological fields. The aim of the Renewable Energies in the Marine Environment (REM PLUS) Erasmus Mundus Master's degree is to train specialists with the necessary skills to achieve this technological challenge and, specifically, to respond to the industry's demand for skilled professionals.
The REM PLUS master is a joint Erasmus Mundus Master (EMJMD) offered by four universities: the University of the Basque Country, the National University of Ireland-Cork, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and the Central School of Nantes.
The Master is co-financed by the European Union's Erasmus + programme and provides access to doctoral studies.
This master's degree gives access to the regulated profession of engineer or industrial engineer, being the natural continuity of the degree in Engineering in Industrial Technology.
The training received in this master's degree confers a level of specialization that allows the future graduate to work in any of the functions present in a company (engineering, design, manufacturing, quality, purchasing, R&D, etc.) as well as in the global management of it. In addition to the classic output represented by the industrial company, it is also common for graduates to carry out their professional careers in other destinations such as technology centers and the public administration.
The training program addresses compulsory subjects of a technological nature, which constitute the framework of professional attributions in industrial engineering. In addition, the master offers 10 specialties to deepen in some of the technological areas of industrial engineering.
This master's degree offers the possibility of obtaining a double degree with the Ingenieur Arts Et Metier Paristech University (France).
The master's degree allows access to different doctoral programs at the UPV / EHU.