Course Details

Subject {L-T-P / C} : EE6338 : Smart Grid {3-0-0 / 3}
Subject Nature : Theory
Coordinator : Prof. Susovon Samanta


Basics of AC power, The Electrical grid systems, Power market and policies, Smart Grid & power supply: Power System economics, Renewable, intermittent power sources, Storage, The need for demand response—the emissions and economics costs of peak power, Modeling the consumers and producers, Market equilibrium, Long-run vs. short-run costs, Optimal power flow and unit commitment models, Microgrids Smart Grid & the retail customer: Advanced Metering Infrastructure & the smart meter, Home area networks, Business cases for Adv. Metering Infrastructure, Commercial & Industrial energy management, Distributed renewables, Demand response programs & technology, Energy Efficiency programs & technology Smart Grid & distribution: Advances in storm response, Distributed renewables & 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.

Course Objectives

  1. The objective of the course is to understand different aspects of smart grid

Course Outcomes

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.
3. 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. J. C. Stephens, E. J. Wilson, T. R. Peterson, Smart Grid (R)Evolution, Cambridge University Press
  2. G. M. Masters, Renewable and Efficient Electric Power Systems, John Wiley and Sons

Supplementary Reading

  1. D. S. Kirschen and G. Strbac, Fundamentals of Power System Economics, John Wiley
  2. James Momoh, Smart Grid: Fundamentals of Design and Analysis, IEEE