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You will understand the role, context and contemporary challenges of electricity distribution networks.

You will be able to plan urban and rural electricity distribution networks.

You will gain a critical overview of electricity markets and regulation.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 13.01.2021 - 14.04.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Matti Lehtonen, Robert Millar, Robert Millar

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Matti Lehtonen, Robert Millar, Robert Millar

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

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Technical and economic aspects of electricity distribution network planning, functioning of electricity markets and regulation of the distribution business.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Exam, group assignments.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Contact teaching 50 h, Assignments 30 h, independent studies and work-based learning 20 h, revision 22 h, exam 3 h.


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    1) Lecture slides,

    2) pdf documents, links to websites

    3) Lakervi & Holmes: Electricity Distribution Network Design, 2nd Edition, IEE.

Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Replaces S-18.3153 and S-18.3154

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    ELEC-E8413 Power Systems or comparable knowledge.

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    4 Quality Education

    7 Affordable and Clean Energy

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption

    13 Climate Action