Introduction to Power Systems and Smart Grids – 044195 

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The course presents basic concepts in electric energy conversion, and discusses the principles of power systems and networks from a modern perspective. The course has two main parts: one that discusses network elements, and one that presents a top-down approach for power networks design, discussing power flow and stability in power grids. The course also provides an introduction to smart power grids and renewable energy sources.

A short description of the course may be found here:  power_systems_course

Slides of the first lesson

Topics:

1)    Introduction to Energy Conversion. The energy challenges of our world.

2)    AC analysis of power networks. active and reactive powers. Energy conversion.

3)    Elements:  transmission lines, transformers, synchronous machines (generators)

4)    Power Flow &   Economic operation of power networks

5)    Introduction to power networks dynamics and control.

6)    Concepts of modern power networks and smart power grids – Integration of distributed sources and renewables.

Course Syllabus and Info

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