|This course provides insight into Smart Grids: intelligent electrical networks with two-way energy flows and real-time data collection. System automation is increasingly sophisticated, with advanced information technologies and digital controls that can provide self-healing elements as well as facilitate new business models for all classes of customers.
This extends customer engagement with utilities or power providers to new types of contractual arrangements with innovative means to access to information. Electricity customers emulate the enterprise as they represent a new platform for big data, smart energy appliances, software programs and online mobile applications.
The course examines the smart grid as a platform, its multiple layers, the various controls over the grid, and the evolving relationship between energy actors and customers. Power electronic technologies with self-commutated converters are examined as to whether they result in a more effective and economical operation of the grid. Cyber Security is addressed and Blockchain technology is introduced as a new line of defense against cyber threats.
RENEWABLE GENERATION RESOURCES AND CONTROLS
ELECTRIC ENERGY STORAGE
ADVANCED GRID APPLICATIONS
LOAD MANAGEMENT AT FEEDER LEVEL
NORTH AMERICAN ELECTRICITY RELIABILITY COUNCIL (NERC) STANDARDS