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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.

Presentation

Edition
10th Edition
Credits
15 ECTS (115 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
Start date: 14/10/2021
End date: 01/03/2022
Timetable
Tuesday: 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Thursday: 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Taught at
CITCEA - Centre d'Innovació Tecnològica en Convertidors Estàtics i Accionaments
Av. Diagonal, 647. Planta 2. Aula Schneider
08028 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.
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 Smart Grids. Redes Eléctricas Inteligentes
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. (Ver datos que constan en el certificado).
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 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
  • 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 ETSEIB and carries out research activities within CITCEA on topics of power electronics applied to electricity networks and renewable energies.
  • 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.
Teaching staff
  • Bru i Bru, David
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    David Bru is the Chief Technical Officer at iGrid T&D, Barcelona. He obtained a BSc. in Telecomunications Engineering from the Polytechnical University of Valencia (Spain) and a MSc. degree in Information Technology from Napier University in Edinburgh (Scotland). He started his career in the energy sector joining ENDESA (now ENEL) where he was involved in the design and implementation of SCADA products. Co-founded iGrid T&D In 2009. Now, iGrid is a growing company that develope products to deploy Smart Grid projects in more than 30 countries around the world.
  • 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 ETSEIB and carries out research activities within CITCEA on topics of power electronics applied to electricity networks and renewable energies.
  • 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.
  • Lloret Gallego, Pau
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    Industrial Engineer from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Researcher of the CITCEA-UPC.
  • Miguel Espinar, Carlos
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    Electrical Engineer by Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) who focuses his research on Power Electronics. He is working as a Project Manager at CITCEA-UPC in the Mechatronics Area. He is doing his PhD in the development of control algorithms for synchronous machines in electric mobility applications. He has been developing Power Electronics and its control in different applications: control and FEM design of synchronous machines and induction heating converters. He participates as a teacher in the Master of Mechatronics for the last ten years.

  • Munné Collado, Íngrid
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    Industrial Engineer from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Project engineer at CITCEA-UPC in the area of energy, and PhD student in Electrical Engineering. He works in the development of local electricity markets for energy and flexibility services, focusing his activity on designing prediction algorithms and providing flexibility services to network operators. Participates in InnoEnergy for the improvement of the teaching methodology in higher education, participating in the master's degree MSc Energy for Smart Cities in subjects of automation and active demand management.
  • Olivella Rosell, Pol
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    Industrial Engineer from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Researcher of the CITCEA-UPC.
  • Resch, Matthias

    Doctor of Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya(UPC), specializing in the planning and development of small and large scale photovoltaic power plants. Renewable Energy Engineer from the University of Applied Sciences (Berlin). He wrote his doctoral dissertation on large-scale battery systems in distribution networks. He currently works in the smart grid department of SINTEF in Norway as a scientific researcher. Its basic competence is the analysis of electrical distribution networks with a high proportion of renewable energies, especially photovoltaic systems and the integration of batteries and electric vehicles.
    https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2095-2554
  • 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.
  • Villafáfila Robles, Roberto
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    Doctor in Electrical Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Industrial Engineer specializing in Electrical Engineering from the UPC. Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering (UPC). Member of the management team of CITCEA-UPC and head of the area of Entrontronics. Member of the Energy Commission and of the Working Groups on Efficient Energy Management and Electric Mobility of the College of Industrial Engineers of Catalonia. Experience of more than fifteen years in national and international R + D + i projects in electricity markets, integration into renewable generation networks, storage and electric vehicles.

Associates entities

Strategic partners
  • Schneider Electric España, S.A.
    • Provides support material for teaching.
    • Provides venues for the programme's training activities.
    • Provides teachers and lecturers.
Collaborating partners

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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