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EE9-FPN1-01 Smart Grid Technologies

Lecturer(s): Prof Goran Strbac; Dr Simon Tindemans

Over the past few years, the electric power supply systems are undergoing phenomenal transitions. These are mainly driven by low carbon generation technologies, flexible demand, electric transportation, ICT for system control and operation, regulatory and policy changes. This course will introduce advanced technical concept and guiding principle behind these developments. The objective is to explain these concepts to students in order for them to build competence. The course will begin with economic challenges in operating low carbon electricity systems reliability. It will emphasis on the efficiency of asset utilisation to establish the case for smart grid technologies. It will explain the challenges involving flexible generation technologies –their role in system operation and control. It will focus on techno economic concepts of demand side response and storage technologies. It will conclude with new design and security standard for reliable operation of smart grid.

Learning Outcomes:
The students would be able to appreciate the key aspects associated with various components of smart grid technologies. They will understand the engineering challenges that a power engineer will face to integrate these technology for successful operation. They will also learn how to design and control such systems.

Reliability of power systems , economic challenges of operation of low carbon electricity systems; degradation in asset utilisation and inefficiency of system operation; bulk and distributed storage , demand side response, flexible generation , smart network technologies; preventive and corrective control of electricity network ; contribution of distributed generation to network security ; design of distribution and transmission networks under uncertainty ; option value of smart grid technologies

Exam Duration: 3:00hrs
Coursework contribution: 20%

Term: Autumn

Closed or Open Book (end of year exam): N/A

Coursework Requirement

Oral Exam Required (as final assessment): N/A

Prerequisite module(s): None required

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