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School of Engineering
ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING
Course unit
SMART GRIDS
INN1029353, A.A. 2014/15

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Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING
IN0520, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2014/15
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination SMART GRIDS
Department of reference Department of Information Engineering
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge PAOLO TENTI ING-INF/01

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ING-INF/01 Electronics 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 02/03/2015
End of activities 12/06/2015
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2019 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
8 A.A. 2019/2020 01/10/2019 15/03/2021 CALDOGNETTO TOMMASO (Presidente)
TENTI PAOLO (Membro Effettivo)
BUSO SIMONE (Supplente)
CARLI RUGGERO (Supplente)
MATTAVELLI PAOLO (Supplente)
ROSSETTO LEOPOLDO (Supplente)
7 A.A. 2018/2019 01/10/2018 15/03/2020 CALDOGNETTO TOMMASO (Presidente)
TENTI PAOLO (Membro Effettivo)
BUSO SIMONE (Supplente)
CARLI RUGGERO (Supplente)
CORRADINI LUCA (Supplente)
ROSSETTO LEOPOLDO (Supplente)
SPIAZZI GIORGIO (Supplente)
TURRI ROBERTO (Supplente)
6 A.A. 2017/2018 01/10/2017 15/03/2019 CALDOGNETTO TOMMASO (Presidente)
TENTI PAOLO (Membro Effettivo)
BUSO SIMONE (Supplente)
CORRADINI LUCA (Supplente)
MAGNONE PAOLO (Supplente)
MATTAVELLI PAOLO (Supplente)
ROSSETTO LEOPOLDO (Supplente)
SPIAZZI GIORGIO (Supplente)
5 A.A. 2016/2017 01/10/2016 15/03/2018 CALDOGNETTO TOMMASO (Presidente)
TENTI PAOLO (Membro Effettivo)
BUSO SIMONE (Supplente)
CORRADINI LUCA (Supplente)
MAGNONE PAOLO (Supplente)
MATTAVELLI PAOLO (Supplente)
SPIAZZI GIORGIO (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: In addition to a basic knowledge of mathematics and physics, the course makes use of concepts developed in the course of Electrotechnics and in all basic courses of Information Engineering (Control, Electronics, Instrumentation & Measurement, Telecommunications)
Target skills and knowledge: The course analyzes, from various perspectives, the theoretical and technological developments involved by the implementation of smart electrical grids, which take advantage of the availability and synergistic utilization of distributed energy sources and storage devices connected to the electrical distribution grid and controlled by electronic means.
The students will be exposed to information and concepts which are necessary to understand the smart grid potentiality, its components, the enabling technologies, and the expected short- and mid-term developments.
Examination methods: The students will be grouped in small teams and will develop a thematic report on specific subjects related to smart grids.
Assessment criteria: The teachers will perform the evaluation by a discussion of the written report and presentation elaborated by each team of students on their specific study theme.
Course unit contents: The course is split in various parts, taught by instructors of different disciplines, to offer an inter-disciplinary vision on the state of the art and expected developments of smart grids.
In addition to class lectures, the students will join laboratory exercises to test the main properties of the sub-systems composing a smart micro-grid.
The course is structured as follows:
1.Introduction to smart grids and residential micro-grids.
2.Electrical network architecture and regulation problems. Distributed generation, active networks, and the smart grid.
3.Electrical grid modeling.
4.Residential smart micro-grid architecture. Energy gateways and problems related to control, communication, measurement, security and safety.
5.Energy sources and power electronics interfaces.
6.Local control of distributed energy resources.
7.Distributed control of residential micro-grids.
8.Communication systems for residential micro-grids.
9.Multi-layer architecture of the smart grid and new standards. Aspects of data security and privacy.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Classes:
1.Introduction to smart grids and residential micro-grids (distributed generation and residential micro-generation; advent of “prosumers” and “energy internet”; role of ICT in smart micro-grids)
2.Structure of the electric power system and network regulation issues. Distributed generation, active networks and smart grids (requirements and load profiles of the Italian power system; structure and characteristics of the electric network; voltage and frequency regulation; environmental impact; traditional power generation; distributed generation and renewable energy sources; transition from passive to active distribution networks; evolution to intelligent networks)
3.Mathematical modeling of the electric grid (lumped parameter modeling of the main electric grid components; power flow; analysis of the network working point: formulation of system equations and numerical solution)
4.Residential smart grids architecture. Energy gateways and related issues in measurement, communications, control and safety (ICT architecture of residential micro-grids; hierarchic organization of the smart grid activities; energy gateway; standardization; measurement, communications, control and safety; power quality; performance analysis in electrical power systems; clock stability and synchronization)
5.Energy sources and power interface circuits (main renewable energy source technologies; photovoltaic sources; mathematical model of a photovoltaic cell and its equivalent circuit; PV modules; stand-alone and grid-connected PV generators; power converters for PV generators; MPPT and islanding detection; energy storage technologies for Smart Grid applications; main characteristics of batteries, lifetime, internal and external parameter influence; power electronic applications for storage systems)
6.Local ontrol of distributed energy sources (local control problems: power flow, voltage stabilization, minimization of distribution loss; plug&play control techniques: surround and cooperative control; grid mapping by ranging techniques)
7.Distributed control of residential micro-grids (introduction to networked control systems and to multi-agent systems; distributed algorithms and distributed optimization; distributed least square estimation; distributed control of reactive power flows; convergence of the algorithm; extension to time-varying loads and to dynamic models of the grid)
8.Communication systems for residential micro-grids. Data privacy and security issues (digital communication system model: OSI protocol; digital modulation and parameters for the performance evaluation; powerline communications: PLC channel; main components of transmission and reception by PLC; distance estimate by PLC; low power grids: end-to-end communication paradigms for embedded and energy constrained systems and communication standards)
9.Multi-layer architecture for the grid and new standards. Security issues and privacy.

Laboratory: Analysis of smart micro-grids behavior by real-time simulation: aspect of control, communication, management of power flows
Additional notes about suggested reading: Minutes of class lectures and written material provided by teachers.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)