Credits: 5

Schedule: 25.02.2020 - 19.05.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Prof. Matti Lehtonen & Dr John Millar

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

IV-V (first time in study year 2017-2018)

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After the course the student can explain different functions of modern electric power systems. He understands the challenges of large scale integration of variable renewable energy sources like wind and solar power in energy systems and is able to suggest solutions to these challenges.


Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Wind and solar power characteristics from the power system point of view. Role of storages in energy systems. Operation of future power markets. Role of Electric Vehicles in energy systems. Demand response of HVAC loads and of residential, commercial and industrial customers. Self-healing networks. Distribution system state estimation and fault management. Automatic metering, telecontrol and network information systems and their communication solutions. PV hosting capacity of distribution grids. Prosumers and local energy management.


Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The course comprises an introduction lecture and seminar presentations by the students of given topics. The students have to prepare an essay about the contents of the introduction lecture and all the seminar presentations. This essay should give a complete and holistic picture about Smart Grid. The grading is based on the following criteria:  Participation to the lectures (20%), quality of the seminar presentation (20%) and essay (60%).


Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures: 24 h

Seminar presentation and Assignment writing 111 h


Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Presentation slides, journal and conference articles

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

ELEC-E8422 An Introduction to Electric Energy  I-II (5 cr) or corresponding knowledge

Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The student has to confirm his/her participation to the course at the first lecture time.

Language class 1 English


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