Syllabus for Wind Power Project Development

Vindkraft - projektering

A revised version of the syllabus is available.


  • 15 credits
  • Course code: 1GV198
  • Education cycle: First cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Wind Power Project Management G1F

    Explanation of codes

    The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:

    First cycle

    • G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
    • G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
    • G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
    • GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

    Second cycle

    • A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
    • A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
    • AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2021-03-04
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: Autumn 2021
  • Entry requirements:

    45 credits in wind power project management including Wind Power Energy Calculations, 7.5 credits, Wind Power Planning and Permission, 7.5 credits, and Wind Power Installation, Operations and Maintenance, 7.5 credits.

  • Responsible department: Department of Earth Sciences

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • identify and evaluate a site for a wind power project establishment
  • use the planning methods and general investment parameters for the planning of a wind power project process
  • describe and conduct a feasibility study for the development of a wind power project
  • account for necessary steps in the wind power project development process considering existing legislation
  • perform and analyse production calculations and estimate the economical conditions for a wind power project
  • identify project stakeholders in regards to their role in project planning, scheduling and economics
  • account for and analyse risks and impact of infrastructure delays in financial planning


In this course the student will work independently on a feasibility study for a wind power project. This includes energy production calculations and estimating the economic potential of the project. Wind resources, conflicting interests, environmental impacts and other relevant aspects will be addressed. The result is presented in a final report with the documentation of the project process as well as reflections on the project's development.

The course also includes the use of Gantt charts, project risk management and uncertainty tools, theoretical knowledge on project management practice in wind power project contexts, cost calculations and cash-flow analysis, investment parameters, global financing and risks, international payments (Letter of Credit), penalty contracts and their effects on return on investment of a wind power project.


The course is given as a net-based course. Assignments are submitted to the e-classroom on Internet and the student will receive personal feedback by the teacher. A forum for discussion is available.


Written hand-in assignments (3 credits) and a written project report which is also examined by an oral presentation (12 credits).

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.

Other directives

The course cannot be included in the same degree as 1GV059, 1GV118 Wind Power Project Development or 1GV061, 1GV119 Wind Power Planning and Economics.

Syllabus Revisions

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: Autumn 2021

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.


  • Morthorst, Poul-Erik; Awerbuch, Shimon Krohn, Søren The economics of wind energy : a report by the European Wind Energy Association

    Brussels: European Wind Energy Association, 2009

    The report will be available in the e-classroom.

    Find in the library


  • WindPRO manual

    EMD International A/S,

    Available in the windPRO software


  • Wizelius, Tore Vindkraft i teori och praktik

    3., uppdaterade uppl.: Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2015

    Find in the library


  • Wizelius, Tore Wind power projects : theory and practice

    Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2015

    Can be replaced by the Swedish version.

    Find in the library


Parts of the above literature are used in the course and additional reading material of about 200 pages will be provided in the e-classroom.


Time limited student licences of the PC software windPRO and WAsP respectively are compulsory. You will get information on how to acquire the software in the beginning of the course. (PC or PC installed in Mac is a prerequisite).