Introduction to Smart Grid

By Prof. N. P. Padhy, Prof. Premalata Jena   |   IIT Roorkee
Learners enrolled: 3674
This course mainly focus on background and fundamental building blocks of smart grid with stringent emphasis on practical applications in the existing power system network. This course provides overview of smart grid and its potential in different types of power sectors such as power generation, transmission and distribution in Metro, Urban/Semi urban and remote locations of India. This also emphasizes on renewable energy source integration in present grids as well as in micro and nano grids as part of the course and explores its issues in operation, analysis, management, control, protection and monitoring. In addition to it, this further provides detailed utility level analysis in terms of energy management, network analysis and operation of renewable based smart grids.

INTENDED AUDIENCE: UG/PG/PhD students, Industries  and academic professionals

PREREQUISITES:          Basic Understanding of Power System and Power Electronics Engineering

INDUSTRY SUPPORT:   State Power Transmission and Distribution Companies, DISCOMs, TRANSCOs,
POWER GRID, Private Sector: ABB,  Schneider, Siemens, etc.
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 8 weeks
Category :
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Power Systems and Power Electronics
Credit Points : 2
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
Start Date : 25 Jul 2022
End Date : 16 Sep 2022
Enrollment Ends : 08 Aug 2022
Exam Date : 25 Sep 2022 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1: Introduction to Smart Grid-I
        Introduction to Smart Grid-II
         Architecture of  Smart Grid System
        Standards for Smart Grid System
        Elements and Technologies of Smart Grid System 
Week 2: Elements and Technologies of Smart Grid System-II
    Distributed Generation Resources-I
Distributed Generation Resources-II
Distributed Generation Resources-III
Distributed Generation Resources-IV
Week 3: Wide Area Monitoring Systems-I
Wide Area Monitoring Systems-II
Phasor Estimation-I
Phasor Estimation-II
Digital relays for Smart Grid Protection
Week 4: Islanding Detection Techniques-I
Islanding Detection Techniques-II
Islanding Detection Techniques-III
Islanding Detection Techniques-IV
Smart Grid Protection-I
Week 5: Smart Grid Protection-II
Smart Grid Protection-III
Modelling of Storage Devices
Modelling of DC Smart Grid components
Operation and control of AC Microgrid-I
Week 6: Operation and control of AC Microgrid-II
Operation and control of DC Microgrid-I
Operation and control of DC Microgrid-II
Operation and control of AC-DC hybrid Microgrid-I
Operation and control of AC-DC hybrid Microgrid-II
Week 7: Simulation and Case study of AC Microgrid
Simulation and Case study of DC Microgrid
Simulation and Case Study of AC-DC Hybrid Microgrid
Demand side management. of Smart Grid
Demand response analysis of Smart Grid
Week 8: Energy Management
Design of Smart grid and Practical Smart Grid case study-I
Design of Smart grid and Practical Smart Grid case study-II
System Analysis of AC/DC Smart Grid

Books and references

1.Smart power grids by A Keyhani, M Marwali. 
2.Computer Relaying for Power Systems by ArunPhadke 
3.Microgrids Architecture and control by Nikos Hatziargyriou 
4.Renewable Energy Systems by Fang Lin Luo, Hong Ye 
5.Voltage-sourced converters in power systems_ modeling, control, and applications by Amirnaser Yazdani, Reza Iravani"

Instructor bio

Prof. N. P. Padhy

IIT Roorkee
Narayana Prasad Padhy is working as a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Dean of Academic Affairs, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee, Roorkee, India. He received the Ph.D. degree in power systems engineering from Anna University, Chennai, India, in the year 1997. He is the National lead and Principal Investigator of the HEAPD project under India-UK Smart Energy Grid and Energy Storage research and D-SIDES under Mission Innovation Smart Grid International Research initiatives supported by DST, Govt. of India. His research interests are power system analysis, optimization, demand side management and smart grid. He has received the Boyscast Fellowship and the Humboldt Experienced research Fellowship during 2005 and 2009, respectively. He is also a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineers (INAE) India and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) UK.

Prof. Premalata Jena

Premalata Jena is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India. Shereceived the Ph.D. degree in power system protection from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur, India, in 2011. Her research interests include power system relaying and smart grid protection.Dr. Jena is a recipient of the Young Engineer Award, Indian National Academy of Engineering, and POSOCO Power System Award, Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd., India, both in 2013.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 25 September 2022 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 6 assignments out of the total 8 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Roorkee.It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

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