Introduction to Smart Grids

Data is displayed for academic year: 2023./2024.

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Laboratory exercises

Course Description

Strategic documents for energy transition and smart energy systems. Introduction, concepts, methods and advance solutions for power, heat, water/gas networks. Energy systems/networks of future (biogas, hydrogen). Integrated approach to operation and planning of smart energy systems. Smart islands and smart cities. Explanation of concepts, methods and solutions for smart transmission and distribution power systems. Prosumers, electric vehicles and market mechanisms for flexible end-users.

Study Programmes

University graduate
[FER3-EN] Electrical Power Engineering - profile
Elective courses (1. semester) (3. semester)

Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain basic terms from operation and planning of smart power systems
  2. Calculate operational costs of smart power systems
  3. Calculate currents and voltages in smart transmission and distribution networks
  4. Explain terminology of smart cities and smart islands
  5. Explain benefits of energy system integration
  6. Identify smartgrids reference architecture

Forms of Teaching


not mandatory


atendance not mandatory

Independent assignments


Week by Week Schedule

  1. Primary energy savings, Distric heating, district cooling
  2. Distributed multi-generation technologies, Integrated infrastructures
  3. Operation of distributed multi-generation concepts, Environmental impact of distributed multi-generation
  4. Modelling AC/DC interface to the distribution network
  5. Impact of grid connected power converters on power quality in distribution networks
  6. Power converters in off-grid operation (microgrids)
  7. Power converters as ancillary service providers
  8. Midterm exam
  9. Phasor measurement units systems
  10. WAM system confguration
  11. WAMPAC
  12. Phase-shifting transformers
  13. FACTS
  14. Back-to-back converters
  15. Final exam


James A. Momoh (2012.), Smart Grid, John Wiley & Sons
Anuradha Tomar, Ritu Kandari (2020.), Advances in Smart Grid Power System, Academic Press
Janaka B. Ekanayake, Nick Jenkins, Kithsiri Liyanage, Jianzhong Wu, Akihiko Yokoyama (2012.), Smart Grid, John Wiley & Sons
Qiang Yang, Ting Yang, Wie Li (2018.), Smart Power Distribution Systems, Academic Press
Kazem Zare, Sayyad Nojavan (2018.), Operation of Distributed Energy Resources in Smart Distribution Networks, Academic Press

For students


ID 223724
  Winter semester
L1 English Level
L1 e-Learning
30 Lectures
0 Seminar
15 Exercises
6 Laboratory exercises
0 Project laboratory

Grading System

90 Excellent
80 Very Good
70 Good
60 Sufficient