Integration of Renewable Energy Systems


Bachmann, Marvin © Copyright: Lehrstuhl fuer Technische Thermodynamik der RWTH Aachen


Marvin Bachmann

Energy Systems Engineering


+49 241 80 92181



The lecture ERES deals with the development of technical and political solutions for the integration of renewable energies and their energetic, economic and ecological assessment. The following topics are covered:

  • Characteristics of renewable energy sources,
  • Life Cycle Assessment (LCA),
  • Power grids and electricity storage,
  • Load following operation and load balancing by conventional power plants,
  • Gas networks and gas storage,
  • Heat networks and heat storage (sensitive and latent heat storage),
  • Coupling of networks (electricity, gas, heat) using P2X technologies,
  • planning the integration of renewable energies,
  • Storage technology for heat (sorption and thermochemical storage),
  • Renewable energy policy,
  • Market mechanisms.

Lecture and Exercise

This lecture is held in the summer semester 2020.





Period (LTT-Part)


Wed. 12:30pm to 2pm

Online* / PPS H2 (2315|001)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. N. von der Aßen

April 8 to July 15, 2020


Thu. 2:30pm to 4pm

Online* / R5 (1080|005)

Marvin Bachmann, M.Sc.

April 9 to July 16, 2020

* Due to the corona pandemic, we will hold the lectures and exercises online until further notice. Please refer to RWTHmoodle for details.


Examination Information

The examination in "Integration of renewable energy systems" will be a written exam. We will announce all information on the examination here on time.


Before the exam, there will be a block consultation in the LTT premises. Here you can ask questions about the lecture and the exercise. The exact dates for the block consultation will be announced in RWTH Moodle in time.

Further information (seat distribution, announcement of results) will also be announced in RWTH Moodle in time. Additionally, old exam questions can be downloaded in RWTH Moodle.