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: 28.02.2023 - 23.05.2023

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

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

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

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    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 for whole curriculum period:

    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 for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures: 24 h

    Seminar presentation and Assignment writing 111 h



Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    7 Affordable and Clean Energy

    11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

    13 Climate Action


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Spring IV - V
    2023-2024 Spring IV - V

    Enrollment :

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