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This postgraduate course is also part of the training track for the master's degree in Smart Energy and the master's degree in Enertronics.

Programme

Edition
9th Edition
Credits
15 ECTS (105 teaching hours)
Delivery
Face-to-face
Language of instruction
Catalan / Spanish
Fee
€2,400
Notes payment of enrolment fee and 0,7% campaign
Registration open until the beginning of the course or until end of vacancies.
Start date
Classes start: 08/10/2019
Classes end: 18/02/2020
Programme ends : 03/04/2020
Timetable
Tuesday: 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Thursday: 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Taught at
CITCEA-UPC
Av. Diagonal, 647. Planta 2. Aula Schneider
Barcelona
Why this programme?
Nobody could question that among the major challenges facing humanity is the challenge of providing a solution to energy systems. Our future largely depends on our ability to identify and manage future energy techniques. Electronic, IT and communication technologies must be included in the design of the energy systems of the coming years. This innovative concept, which enables integrated solutions to be identified, has been termed Enertronics.

This is a concept which brings together different technologies in topics such as power electronics, communications automation, electrical systems energy, and programming and microprocessor technologies, all of which are aspects which companies require from their professionals. Nowadays organisations require the figure of the enertronic engineer who, when thinking of a solution to an energy system, also takes the electrical part or the bit microprocessor programming into account.

This postgraduate course in Smart Grids, which is part of the Masters programme, covers all of the major aspects for being able to design, analyse and control intelligent electricity grids (smart grids). Both the economic aspects and those most related to control and power electronics technology will be analysed.
Aims
  • To analyse and plan energy systems taking economic and technical restrictions into account.
  • To integrate electronics, IT and communications technologies into the design of an energy system.
  • To design energy systems taking the available needs and resources into account.
  • To automate and control the operation of energy systems.
Who is it for?
  • Recent engineer graduates who wish to steer their career towards the energy sector.
  • Experienced professionals who are seeking an overview of energy systems and to learn about enertronics .
  • Industrial engineers from various specialisations.

Training Content

List of subjects
12 ECTS 105h
Smart Grids
  • Fundamentals of electrical engineering
    • Introduction. Ohm's law.
    • Effective value and phasors.
    • Three-phase systems.
    • Ideal transformers.
    • Schematic equivalent of the transformer.
  • Analysis of electrical networks
    • Introduction to the electrical system.
    • Components of the network
    • Parameters and models of the network.
    • Analysis in permanent regime.
    • Transformer and load flow.
    • Problems applied.
    • Introduction to MATPOWER.
    • Planning of electrical networks.
    • Simulation of electrical networks.
    • Criteria for expansion of electrical networks.
  • Smart electrical networks
    • Introduction to smart electric networks. New concepts of networks and microgrids.
    • Theory and practice on the SGAM methodology.
    • Communications in electrical networks.
    • Protections, telecontrol and telesupervision of distribution networks.
    • Communications practice (IEC 61850) and protections.
    • O & M asset management, monitoring and energy efficiency.
    • Introduction to supply quality and problems.
    • Monitoring practices and quality of supply.
    • Introduction to the control of controllable equipment and control practice of an inverter to support the network (pending).
    • Visit to EyPESA.
  • HVDC and FACTS, controllable DC and AC electrical systems
    • Introduction to networks to HVDC, FACTS, AC / DC electrical systems.
    • Operation of a VSC converter connected to the network.
    • FACTS devices.
    • Practices on FACTS devices.
    • The HVDC technology.
    • HVDC networks.
3 ECTS
Final Project
With the final project, students worked for a reminder of the agenda for the postgraduate and demonstrates that it has acquired the necessary knowledge.
The UPC School reserves the right to modify the contents of the programme, which may vary in order to better accommodate the course objectives.
Degree
Postgraduate diplomas issued by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Issued pursuant to art. 34.1 of Organic Law 4/2007 of 12 April, amending Organic Law 6/2001 of 21 December, concerning Universities. To obtain this degree it is necessary to have an official. Otherwise, the Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya will only award them a a certificate of completion.
Range of modules
This postgraduate course is part of the training track for the master's degree in Smart Energy .
The master's degree programme is organized into the following modules. If you don't wish to take the entire master's degree you can sign on one or several modules.
Master's degree:
relation Postgraduate courses:
This postgraduate course is also part of the training track for the master's degree in Enertronics .
The master's degree programme is organized into the following modules. If you don't wish to take the entire master's degree you can sign on one or several modules.
Master's degree:
relation Postgraduate courses:

Learning methodology

The teaching methodology of the programme facilitates the student's learning and the achievement of the necessary competences.

Learning tools
Participatory lectures
A presentation of the conceptual foundations of the content to be taught, promoting interaction with the students to guide them in their learning of the different contents and the development of the established competences.
Practical classroom sessions
Knowledge is applied to a real or hypothetical environment, where specific aspects are identified and worked on to facilitate understanding, with the support from teaching staff.
Solving exercises
Solutions are worked on by practising routines, applying formulas and algorithms, and procedures are followed for transforming the available information and interpreting the results.
Assessment criteria
Attendance
At least 80% attendance of teaching hours is required.
Solving exercises, questionnaires or exams
Individual tests aimed at assessing the degree of learning and the acquisition of competences.
Work placements & employment service
Students can access job offers in their field of specialisation on the My_Tech_Space virtual campus. Applications made from this site will be treated confidentially. Hundreds of offers of the UPC School of Professional & Executive Development employment service appear annually. The offers range from formal contracts to work placement agreements.
Virtual campus
The students on this postgraduate course will have access to the My_Tech_Space virtual campus, an effective work and communication platform for students, lecturers and course directors and coordinators. My_Tech_Space allows students to find background material for their classes, to work in teams, ask their lecturers questions, consult their marks, etc.

Teaching team

Academic management
  • Sumper, Andreas
    View profile in futur.upc / View profile in Linkedin
    PhD in Industrial Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Professor at the UPC and researcher in the area of transport, generation and distribution of electricity, as well as new energy models for the energy transition of the CITCEA-UPC research group. Responsible for the Master Innoenergy Energy for Smart Cities at the UPC. Director of the Endesa Red Chair in Energy Innovation. Author of more than 200 publications in prestigious journals and conferences, as well as author and editor of several books. Digital Energy Evangelist.
Teaching staff
  • Lloret Gallego, Pau
    Industrial Engineer from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Researcher of the CITCEA-UPC.
  • Olivella Rosell, Pol
    Industrial Engineer from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Researcher of the CITCEA-UPC.
  • Sumper, Andreas
    View profile in futur.upc / View profile in Linkedin
    PhD in Industrial Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Professor at the UPC and researcher in the area of transport, generation and distribution of electricity, as well as new energy models for the energy transition of the CITCEA-UPC research group. Responsible for the Master Innoenergy Energy for Smart Cities at the UPC. Director of the Endesa Red Chair in Energy Innovation. Author of more than 200 publications in prestigious journals and conferences, as well as author and editor of several books. Digital Energy Evangelist.

Associates entities

Career opportunities

Technical support agent for energy.

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