Elaborate Course: Smart Grid


I. Course Introduction (including teaching goals and requirements):

This lesson will introduce the electric power system’s history and the emerging problems faced by current industry and customers. Smart grid as the name of modern electric system is ongoing in United States, European Union, Japan and China. Similarities and differences of US, EU and China have been analyzed based on the introduction of power grid, energy distribution, electricity market in each area.

Related information of smart grid in U.S, E.U, Japan and China have been introduced, which include the conception and definitions of smart grid, the organizations and standards, the characteristics and frameworks of smart grid, and the typical cases of smart grid in different country.

The technologies and operation problems will be introduced in this lesson, and furthermore, the relationship of the electricity market and smart grid will be discussed, and then one issue of how to integrate distributed energy resources will be analyzed and discussed.

This lesson will adopt Chinese-English language for teaching and discussion. We hope students can have a preliminary recognition of what smart grid is after this course, and active discussion will be expected in this lesson.

II. Teaching Syllabus (including the content of chapters and sections):

Chapter1 Overview of Smart Grid

    Section 1 History Developmentof Power System

    Section 2 Overview of Smart Grid in the United States

    Section 3 Overview of Smart Gridin the European Union (FP)

    Section 4 Overview of Smart Grid in other countries

    Section 5  Characteristics of Smart Grid in China

Chapter2Definitionand Frameworkof Smart Grid

    Section 1 Definitionof Smart Grid

    Section 2 Research Institutions and Standards ofSmart Grid

    Section 3 Performance Characteristics of Smart Grid

    Section 4 Typical Structure of Smart Grid

Chapter 3  Smart Grid Technologies

    Section 1  Measurement Technology of Smart Grid

    Section 2  Communication Technology of Smart Grid

    Section 3  Control Technology of Smart Grid

    Section 4  Related Equipment of Smart Grid

Chapter 4  Related Issues in Operation of Smart Grid

    Section 1  Energy Saving, Emission Reduction and Smart Grid

    Section 2  Economic Operation of Smart Grid

    Section 3  Smart Grid Management

    Section 4  Smart Grid and Marketing Operation

    Section 5  Smart Grid and Microgird

Chapter 5 Distributed Generations in Smart Grid

    Section 1   Micro Turbines

    Section 2   Wind Generation in Smart Grid

    Section 3   Impact of Large Scale Wind Generation in Power System

    Section4   Photovoltaic System

    Section 5   Energy Storage Device

III. Teaching Schedule:


Course Content

Teaching Method


Summarization of Smart Grid



The definition and framework of Smart Grid



Technologies of Smart Grid (i): Metering   Technology



Technologies of Smart Grid (ii):   Communication Technology



Technologies of Smart Grid (iii): Controlling   Technology



Related problems of Smart Grid (i):



Related problems of Smart Grid(ii)



Integration of Distributed Energy   Resources into Smart Grid





IV. Brief Introduction of Chief lecturer:

Dr. TANG Yi, received his Ph.D degree in Harbin Institute of Technology in 2006, and now he is the associate professor of Southeast University. His main research fields are in smart grid, micro-grid and stability analysis and control in power system. In 2009-2010, he visits Virginia Tech as a visiting scholar for the co-operational research in smart grid.