Introduction to Power Electronics in Smart Grid
- This course is designed for everyone regardless of their academic background. However, background in STEM is recommended.
- Knowledge of 10th-Grade Physics would be a plus.
Due to the ever increasing electricity demand; to acquire maximum share of renewable energy, reduce transmission line power losses, and to slow down the effect of climate change because of the greenhouse emission by power plants and vehicles, the transition to Smart Grid is inevitable. In this course, along with the benefits of Smart Grid and its significance, the core technologies of Power Electronic Systems that are massively used in Smart Grid have been discussed.
This course has been designed keeping in view the curiosity of vast majority of people about Smart Grid, despite their diverse academic background. Through this course, everyone regardless of their academic background will be able to understand the fundamental design and working principles of Smart Grid System, the role of modern Power Electronic components and devices, and other key factors, such as Information Technology, and Automation Control in the formation of Smart Grid.
This course covers the following topics which are mutually exclusive in Power Electronics and Smart Grid:
1. Transition from Traditional Electrical Grid to Smart Grid
2. Grid Automation and Control
3. Distributed Generation System
4. Energy Storage System
5. Power Electronic Converters, Inverters, and Filters
6. Hybrid AC/DC Microgrid
7. Role of Electric Vehicles in Smart Grid
8. Renewable Energy Systems
9. High Voltage DC (HVDC) Transmission System
10. Distribution Management System in Smart Grid, including:
i. Customer Information System
ii. Outage Management System
12. Environmental Impact of Power Electronics and Smart Grid
Who this course is for:
- College/Undergraduate Students who want to explore Power Electronics and/or Smart Grid
- Anyone having an interest in emerging technologies in Power Electronics and Power Systems
- Passionate Power Electronics and Smart Grid Enthusiasts
Mr. Muhammad Talha is an Electrical Engineer by profession. He possesses a degree in Electrical Engineering from Habib University. He is currently pursuing a master's degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan, SK, Canada.
Prior to starting his master's, he had performed his duties as a Junior Lecturer at Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology. He has extensive expertise in Power Electronic Converter Design and Control for Grid Performance Optimization. He is passionate in teaching and R&D activities related to Power Electronics & Control in optimizing the performance and efficiency of modern and future power networks.
He has some quality research publication outputs based on his research work done over the recent years.