HUN-HYPOS – Hungarian Distance learning training structure on the design and operation of Hybrid Power Systems (HPS)

HUN-HYPOS project is financed by the Leonardo da Vinci Community programme within the Innovation Transfer scheme.

BLUEWATERS’ partners are Határok Nélkül Kft, Hungary (Co-ordinator); CRES, Greece, Szent István University – Department of Agricultural Policy, Hungary and Budapest University of Technology and Economics – Faculty of Economic and Social Sciencies, Hungary;

The project arose from the experience gained in another project funded by the EC funded the Leonardo da Vinci Programme: HYPOS-DILETR “Distance Learning Structure on the Design and Operation of Hybrid Power Systems”, in which distance learning programme on the design, operation and supervision of HPS was realised due to the need of such missing training throughout Europe.

HUN-HYPOS aims at strengthening of the Hungarian energy expertise related to the technologies and best practices in renewable energy sector by providing a nationalised distance learning curriculum.

As the key output from this project the adapted version of the structured distance learning courses, on two levels will be available for Hungarian professionals:
  • Course for HPS-planners: persons with a bachelor degree and relevant working experience (e.g. energy planners, policy makers, regional development responsible etc.)
  • Course for HPS-designers: persons with a diploma in engineering sciences

The objective of the project is to ensure improved and high quality Hybrid Power Systems by providing Hungarian professionals, the targeted sector – energy planners, decision makers, engineers working in power production and distribution and the technical staff of local and regional energy agencies – with a comprehensive, specialised training programme, designed to be as flexible as possible to meet the training needs and requirements of both the individual training participants and the organisations they represent.

The project aims also to establish co-operation between different partners to capitalize and disseminate shared experience. The intention is to adapt and transfer avail-able international experiences, methods, and practices, and to stimulate an effective co-operation between different areas, including the private and the public.

BLUEWATERS will contribute to the project by elaborating a thorough sustainability plan including detailed valorisation plan and strategy formation for after-project phase.

Hybrid power systems combine all of the advantages of the other alternatives and, at least partially, nullify their disadvantages. They use local renewable resource to provide power. Potential components include: photovoltaic, wind, micro-hydro, river-run hydro, biomass, batteries and conventional generators. They are generally independent of large centralized electric grids and are used in remote areas. Hybrid power systems range from small systems designed for one or several homes to very large ones for remote island grids or large communities.