Smart Grids

Postgraduate course. Face-to-face.


UPC School
This postgraduate course is also part of the training track for the master's degree Enertronics.


Smart Grids
12 ECTS.
The postgraduate 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.

Market and energy planning
- Micro- and macro-economics
- The energy sector
- The energy market
- Energy system planning
- Application of Leap planning models
- Application of Homer planning models
- Evaluation of green planning programmes: REETSCREEN

Electric network analysis
- Electric parameters of power lines
- Line resistance, inductance and capacity calculations
- Steady-state analysis
- T model and Pi model
- Transformers in electric power systems
- Load flow
- Calculation of the admittance matrix
- Short-circuits in electric power systems

Intelligent networks
- Smart metering
- Energy demand management
- Asset management and intelligent maintenance
- Communication in electric power systems
- IEC 61850
- Micro networks. Converter control
- Micro-network simulation

HVDC and FACTS, controllable DC and AC power systems
- Converter technologies for HVDC and FACTS
- Converter control for HVDC and FACTS
- Case studies on electric power systems with FACTS devices:
- Flow control in electric power systems
- Operation and control of a HVDC line
- Integration of offshore wind farms into the network

Integration of renewable energies, micro-networks and electric vehicles into the electric power network
- Status of renewable energies in the Spanish electric power system
- Technical connection and operation criteria applicable to renewable energies
- Challenges and solutions for the integration of renewable energies
- Impact on the network
- Stability within electrical systems
- Integration studies
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.
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(108 teaching hours)

Start date:
Classes start:11/10/2018 Classes end:19/02/2019Programme ends: 05/04/2019
Tuesday  18:00 to 21:30Thursday  18:00 to 21:30
Taught at:
Av. Diagonal, 647. Planta 2. Aula Schneider

Registration fee:
2.400 €

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Registration open until the beginning of the course or until end of vacancies.

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