Course Details

Subject {L-T-P / C} : EE6242 : Smart Grid in Power System {3-0-0 / 3}
Subject Nature : Theory
Coordinator : Prof. Pravat Kumar Ray


Introduction to Smart Grid: Introduction, Comparison of Power grid with Smart grid, power system enhancement, communication and standards, General View of the Smart Grid Market Drivers, Stakeholder Roles and Function, Measures, Representative Architecture, Functions of Smart Grid Components, Wholesale energy market in smart grid-smart vehicles in smart grid. Smart Grid Technologies: Technology Drivers, Smart energy resources, Smart substations, Substation Automation, Feeder Automation ,Transmission systems: EMS, FACTS and HVDC, Wide area monitoring, Protection and control, Distribution systems: DMS, Volt/VAr control, Fault Detection, Isolation and service restoration, Outage management, High-Efficiency Distribution Transformers, Phase Shifting Transformers, Plug in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV). Smart Meters And Advanced Metering Infrastructure: Introduction to Smart Meters, Advanced Metering infrastructure (AMI) drivers and benefits, AMI protocols, standards and initiatives, AMI needs in the smart grid, Phasor Measurement Unit(PMU), Intelligent Electronic Devices(IED) & their application for monitoring & protection. Power Quality Management in Smart Grid: Power Quality & EMC in Smart Grid, Power Quality issues of Grid connected Renewable Energy Sources, Power Quality Conditioners for Smart Grid, Web based Power Quality monitoring, Power Quality Audit. Smart Grid & Distribution: Advances in storm response, Distributed renewable & storage, Microgrids (part 2), Distribution network reconfiguration and other intelligent distribution control methods, Plug-in electric vehicles and the distribution system. Smart Grid & Transmission: Synchronized Phasor Measurement Units, Flexible AC Transmission Systems, High Voltage DC, VAR control, Synchronized Condensers, Estimating and mitigating blackout, particularly cascading failure blackout, risk. High Performance Computing for Smart Grid Applications: Local Area Network (LAN), House Area Network (HAN), Wide Area Network (WAN), Broadband over Power line (BPL), IP based Protocols, Basics of Web Service and CLOUD Computing to make Smart Grids smarter, Cyber Security for Smart Grid.

Course Objectives

  1. Explain the features of smart grid with all its essential components and functions
  2. List some functions which are needed for the transition from today’s power systems to the smart grids of the future
  3. Summarize the smart solutions for the power system of the future
  4. Know on power quality issues due to the inclusion of Renewable energy sources to smart grid

Course Outcomes

At the end of the course student will be able to learn about
1. Grid automation including fault detection, isolation and service restoration.
2. Demand response management.
3. Applications of Smart meters and phasor measurement units.
4. Power quality and grid integrations of Renewable Energy sources using power electronic converters

Essential Reading

  1. Stuart Borlase, Smart Grid :Infrastructure, Technology and Solutions, CRC Press , 2012
  2. James A. Momoh, “Smart Grid: Fundamentals of Design and Analysis”, Wiley-IEEE Press , 2012

Supplementary Reading

  1. Janaka Ekanayake, Nick Jenkins, KithsiriLiyanage, Jianzhong Wu, Akihiko Yokoyama, “Smart Grid: Technology and Applications”, Wiley , 2012
  2. Salman K. Salman, “Introduction to the Smart Grid: Concepts, Technologies and Evolution”, IET Digital Library , 2017