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Start   >  Master's & postgraduate courses  >  Education  >  Postgraduate course in Flexible Electrical Networks
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19-06-2024

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This postgraduate course is also part of the training track for the continuing education master's degree in Smart Energy. Renewable Energies and Digitalization.

Presentation

Edition
13th Edition
Credits
15 ECTS (115 teaching hours)
Delivery
Face-to-face
Language of instruction
Catalan / Spanish
Fee
€2,700
Special conditions on payment of enrolment fee and 0,7% campaign
Take advantage of the special enrollment conditions in this admission round! Complete your enrollment by July 1. Ask your Program Advisor!.
Start date
Classes start: 08/10/2024
Classes end: 27/02/2025
Programme ends : 27/03/2025
Timetable
Tuesday: 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Thursday: 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Taught at
ETSEIB - Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyeria Industrial de Barcelona
Av. Diagonal, 647
Barcelona
Why this postgraduate course?
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.
Promoted by:
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 112h
Flexible Electrical Networks
  • 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.
  • Energy storage
    • Storage of electrical energy with mechanical systems.
    • Storage of electrical energy with supercapacitors.
    • Storage of electrical energy with batteries.
    • Modeling and control of storage technologies and associated power conversion systems.
    • Cost evaluation.
  • 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 3h
Práctica de Posgrado Redes Eléctricas Flexibles
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 qualification in Flexible Electrical Networks, issued by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Issued by virtue of the provisions of art. 7.1 of Organic Law 2/2023 of 22 March, concerning the University System, and art. 36 of Royal Decree 822/2021 of 28 September, which establishes the organisation of university education and the procedure for ensuring its quality. A prior official university qualification is necessary to obtain it. Otherwise, the student will receive a certificate of completion of the programme issued by the Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya. Lifelong learning studies at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya are approved by the University's Governing Council on an annual basis. (See details appearing on the certificate).
Range of modules
This postgraduate course is part of the training track for the continuing education master's degree in Smart Energy. Renewable Energies and Digitalization .
The continuing education master's degree programme is organized into the following modules. If you don't wish to take the entire continuing education master's degree you can sign on one or several modules.
Continuing education master's degree:
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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 platform for work and communication between the course's students, lecturers, directors and coordinators. My_Tech_Space provides the documentation for each training session before it starts, and enables students to work as a team, consult lecturers, check notes, etc.

Teaching team

Academic management
  • Barja Martínez, Sara
    Barja Martínez, Sara
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    PhD in Electrical Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC). Master in Industrial Engineering with a specialty in Energy from the UPC. Engineer for research, development and innovation projects at CITCEA-UPC. Co-director of the Master in Smart Energy and scientific coordinator of the Estabanell Chair in Smart Grids. Research areas: algorithm optimization of energy management systems applied to prosumers and energy communities, artificial intelligence applied to the energy sector, flexibility market and electricity market.
Teaching staff
  • Arévalo Soler, Josep
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    Engineer in Industrial Technologies from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Master in Industrial Engineering (UPC). He is currently pursuing a PhD in Electrical Engineering at CITCEA-UPC. The main research topics covered in his studies are the modeling, control and interaction of AC / DC power electronic systems with special emphasis on HVDC systems.
  • Bru i Bru, David
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    He holds a degree in Information Technology from Napier University in Edinburgh (Scotland) and a degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV). Chief technician at iGrid T&D, Barcelona. He began his career in the energy sector joining ENDESA (now ENEL) where he participated in the design and implementation of SCADA products. He co-founded iGrid T&D in 2009, a growing company that develops products to implement Smart Grid projects in more than 30 countries around the world.
  • Bufí Martí, Nil
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    Energy Engineer with a postgraduate degree in Energy Efficiency and Energy Markets from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Master in Smart Cities & Smart Grids from La Salle Barcelona. Certified Energy Manager at DEXMA Energy Intelligence technical manager of energy efficiency project management. With more than 8 years in companies in the energy sector (ERF and Greenflex Total group) using technologies such as Yacht, Big Data and AI.
  • Cheah Mañé, Marc
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    PhD in Electrical Engineering from Cardiff University (CU), Wales, UK. Industrial Engineer from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). He is currently a lecturer in the Serra Hunter program in the Electrical Engineering department of the UPC and carries out research activities within CITCEA on topics of power electronics applied to electricity networks and renewable energies.
  • Díaz González, Francisco
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    Doctor in Industrial Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC). Professor of the Department of Electrical Engineering of the UPC and member of the Center for Technological Innovation in Static Converters and Drives (CITCEA-UPC). Ten years of experience in the application of energy storage systems in renewable generation systems and electrical networks.
  • Estapé Vilà, Albert
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    Industrial Technical Engineer, specializing in electrical machines from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Thirty years of experience in the sector of electricity distribution in engineering companies and as director of distribution in electricity companies. Member of different working groups in the sector.
  • Galceran Arellano, Samuel
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    Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Assistant Professor University and creator of CITCEA-UPC.
  • González Font de Rubinat, Paula
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    Master in Industrial Engineering with a specialty in Electronics from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Degree in Engineering in Industrial Technologies from the UPC. She is currently working as a project engineer at the CITCEA-UPC research center.
  • Prieto Araujo, Eduardo
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    Doctor in Electrical Engineering from the UPC. Reader professor in the Electrical Engineering Department of the UPC. Researcher of the CITCEA-UPC.
  • Sumper, Andreas
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    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.

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Career opportunities

  • Consultant for network studies and integration of renewables.
  • Responsible for control and communication systems.
  • Responsible for planning the electrical network.
  • Operator in the electrical grid control center.
  • Head of projects in companies in the energy sector.
  • Energy project consultant.
  • Energy project manager.

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