Dc Microgrid And Control Systems

By Prof. Avik Bhattacharya   |   IIT Roorkee
Learners enrolled: 1596   |  Exam registration: 221
This course is suitable for PG students studying in power electronics, power system and system & control subjects. The course details the fundamental concepts of microgrid and its components, types of microgrids, advantages of microgrid compared to the central conventional grid. Particularly the course describes general concepts and application, control strategies and principle of operation of DC microgrid. The course is very applicable for students and researchers from power system, power electronics and control system area who to do research in fast growing and emerging renewable energy technology.

INTENDED AUDIENCE: M.Tech and PhD in Power electronics and Power system.

PREREQUISITES: Power electronics, Power system and Control system INDUSTRY SUPPORT: ABB, GE, CESC
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 8 weeks
Category :
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Credit Points : 2
Level : Postgraduate
Start Date : 24 Jul 2023
End Date : 15 Sep 2023
Enrollment Ends : 07 Aug 2023
Exam Registration Ends : 21 Aug 2023
Exam Date : 24 Sep 2023 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: Brief introduction and Concepts of Microgrid Week 2: Types of Microgrid system, Microgrids vs Central Conventional power system Week 3: AC and DC Microgrids, comparison between AC and DC Microgrids Week 4: Power Electronic Converters in Microgrid application, DC Microgrid Topologies Week 5: DC Power source components, application of DC Microgrids Week 6: DC Microgrid operations, Some Standards related with DC Power Circuit. Week 7: Control methods in DC Microgrid Week 8: Linear and nonlinear Stability system in DC Microgrid

Books and references

1. Fusheng Li, Ruisheng Li, Fengquan Zhou, Microgrid Technology and Engineering Application, Elsevier, 2015 2. S. Chowdhury, P. Crossley, Microgrids and Active Distribution Networks, Institution of Engineering and Technology, 2009 3. Nikos Hatziargyriou, Microgrids Architectures and Control John Wiley Sons, 2014 4. Manuela Sechilariu, Fabrice Locment, Urban DC Microgrid: Intelligent Control and Power Flow Optimization, Butterworth-Heinemann, 2016 5. Hassan Bevrani, BrunoFran├žois, Toshifumi Ise, Microgrid Dynamics and Control John Wiley Sons, 2017 6. Gevork B. Gharehpetian, S. Mohammad Mousavi Agah, Distributed Generation Systems: Design, Operation and Grid Integration, Butterworth Heinemann, 2017

Instructor bio

Prof. Avik Bhattacharya

IIT Roorkee
Dr Avik Bhattacharya is working as Assistant Professor in IIT Roorkee from February 2014. Before joining IIT Roorkee he was research and development team of Danfoss Solar inverter and ABB. He has over a decade of experience in power quality issues and published four IEEE transaction on it. He is also teaching this course in IIT Roorkee for past two years for UG and PG (B.Tech fourth year and M.Tech) . His teaching is right blending of Industry, research and academic interest

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: 
24 September 2023 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.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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