Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


In broad terms, the outcomes will relate to understanding the principles of wind power, technologies, and practical applications.  Understand how wind power functions in energy system and markets. Understand the limitations of wind power. Using planning and modelling tools for wind power. Understand environmental impacts from wind power.


Credits: 5

Schedule: 09.09.2022 - 07.12.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Hannele Holttinen

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

Teacher assistant (Valid for autumn 2022): Vahid Arabzadeh

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CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The course will be arranged as a seminar with introductory lectures. The main contents will deal with wind power in the energy system with specific topics on relevant themes. In broad terms these could include the following (but not limited to these):

    Wind power technology, wind power production, life-cycle of wind projects, large-scale wind power, integration and interfacing with grid, wind power in the electricity market, offshore wind power, measurement technology, wind power projects - production estimates and environmental analyses, technology trends; use of modelling tools.

  • applies in this implementation

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    80% participation rate in the seminar

    preparing and presenting a 1-h seminar lecture with adequate depth

    acting as opponent to one presentation

    delivery of written seminar lecture

  • applies in this implementation

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The course will include introductory lectures and seminar-type of study in which students will prepare a lecture on a topic including functioning as opponent for one lecture.

    Lectures 6-8h, homework 80h, own lecture presentation, opponenting, and participation in the seminar 25h. Written version of the seminar lecture 25h.

  • applies in this implementation


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    7 Affordable and Clean Energy

    8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

    13 Climate Action


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Autumn I - II
    2023-2024 No teaching

    Enrollment :

    Registration in Sisu (