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.


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.


Credits: 5

Schedule: 02.03.2021 - 25.05.2021

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 (valid 26.01.2021-21.12.2112):

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:

    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 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    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%).


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures: 24 h

    Seminar presentation and Assignment writing 111 h



Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Presentation slides, journal and conference articles

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

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

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    7 Affordable and Clean Energy

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption

    13 Climate Action