Course Details

Subject {L-T-P / C} : EE4105 : Smart Grid {3-0-0 / 3}
Subject Nature : Theory
Coordinator : Prof. Somnath Maity


• Basics of Power Systems: Load and Generation, Power Flow Analysis, Economic Dispatch and Unit Commitment Problems Smart Grid: Definition, Applications, Government and Industry, Standardization,
• Smart Grid Communications: Two-way Digital Communications Paradigm, Network Architectures, IP-based Systems, Power Line Communications, Advanced Metering Infrastructure
• Demand Response: Definition, Applications, and State-of-the Art, Pricing and Energy Consumption Scheduling, Controllable Load Models, Dynamics, and Challenges, Electric Vehicles and Vehicle-to-Grid Systems, Demand Side Ancillary Services
• Renewable Generation and Resources: Carbon Footprint, Wind and Solar, Micro-grid Architecture, Tackling Intermittency, Stochastic Models and Forecasting, Distributed Storage and Reserves
• Wide Area Measurement: Sensor Networks, Phasor Measurement Units, Communications Infrastructure, Fault Detection and Self-Healing Systems, Applications and Challenges
• Security and Privacy: Cyber Security Challenges in Smart Grid, Load Altering Attacks, False Data Injection Attacks, Defense Mechanisms, Privacy Challenges
• Economics and Market Operations: Energy and Reserve Markets, Market Power, Generation Firms, Locational Marginal Prices, Financial Transmission Rights

Course Objectives

  1. To understand the concepts and principles of Smart Grid, technology enabling, and demand participation
  2. To study the impact of information and communication technologies on distribution grids

Course Outcomes

To assess various investment options (e.g. generation capacities, transmission, renewables, demand-side resources, etc) in electricity markets, and evaluate the energy efficiency of smart grid technologies and projects

Essential Reading

  1. James Momoh, Smart Grid: Fundamentals of Design and Analysis, Wiley-IEEE Press
  2. Buchholz, Bernd M., Styczynski, Zbigniew, Smart Grids – Fundamentals and Technologies in Electricity Networks, Springer Publishers

Supplementary Reading

  1. J. C. Stephens, E. J. Wilson, T. R. Peterson, Smart Grid (R)Evolution, Cambridge University Press
  2. D. S. Kirschen and G. Strbac, Fundamentals of Power System Economics, John Wiley & Sons Ltd