Advanced Teaching and Training on Smart Grid and Grid Integration of Renewable Energy Systems
AT-SGIRES is an ERASMUS+ PROGRAMME Project Number: 585648-EPP-1-2017-1-UK-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP, approved by the European Commission under grant agreement number 2012-3324/001-001. This project has been funded by the European Commission. 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. A better understanding of the SG concept enables the 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 the electrical grid in RE teaching Programmes offered at HEIs in beneficiary countries. Finally, this project main objective is to provide a high-quality education for MENA students in the key aspects of Smart grid concept with the emphasis on its application and technology, therefore enabling them to take responsible, creative, challenging and stimulating posts in policymaking, industry or research in this targeted field.