Smart Grid: Basics To Advanced Technologies

By Prof. N. P. Padhy, Prof. Premalata Jena   |   IIT Roorkee
Learners enrolled: 5163   |  Exam registration: 2239
This course covers the fundamental aspects of the smart grid and its application to the existing power system. It introduces state-of-the-art smart grid technologies like electric vehicles, AC/DC microgrids, energy storage, phasor measurement unit, cyber security, etc. In addition, the course talks about the trends, modeling, planning, operation, and control of energy storage technologies. Further, it discusses the architecture, operation, and control strategy of AC, DC, and hybrid AC-DC microgrids. This course also emphasizes on renewable energy sources integration into the present grid and microgrids, and further explores its operation, analysis, management, control, protection, and monitoring issues. The laboratory-scale demonstrations have been provided to validate a few concepts covered in this course.

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 : 12 weeks
Category :
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Power Systems and Power Electronics
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
Start Date : 24 Jul 2023
End Date : 13 Oct 2023
Enrollment Ends : 07 Aug 2023
Exam Registration Ends : 18 Aug 2023
Exam Date : 29 Oct 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: 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-I  
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: Introduction to energy storage devices
                Different types of energy storage technologies
                Analytical modelling of energy storage devices
                Optimal sizing and siting of storages
                Battery management system (BMS)
Week 4: Wide area Monitoring Systems-I
                Wide area Monitoring Systems-II
                Phasor Estimation-I
                Phasor Estimation-II
                Digital Relays for Smart Grid Protection
Week 5: Islanding Detection Techniques–I
                Islanding Detection Techniques –II
                Islanding Detection Techniques –III
                Smart Grid Protection-I
                Smart Grid Protection-II
Week 6: Smart Grid Protection-III
                Smart Grid Protection-IV
                Modelling of storage devices
                Modelling of DC smart grid components
                Operation and control of AC Microgrid-I
Week 7: 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 8: Phasor measurement unit placement
                Cyber security and resiliency
                Virtual inertia and ancillary support
                Demand side management of smart grid
                Demand Response Analysis of smart grid
Week 9:  Demonstration of solar power generation
                Demonstration of wind power generation
                Demonstration of Battery Management System
                Demonstration of EV charging system
                Hierarchical control techniques in hybrid ac-dc microgrid
Week 10: Simulation and case study of AC Microgrid
                 Simulation and case study of DC Microgrid
                 Simulation and case study of AC-DC Hybrid microgrid
                 Demonstration of parallel inverter operation in AC microgrid
                 Harmonic effects and its mitigation techniques
Week 11:  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
                 Demonstration of grid-connected DC microgrid
Week 12:  Demonstration of energy management in microgrid
                 Demonstration of PHIL experimentation for symmetric and asymmetric fault analysis of grid-connected DFIG wind turbine.
                 Demonstration of ancillary support from virtual synchronous generator
                 Demonstration on peak energy management using energy storage system.

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
Dr. Narayana Prasad Padhy received the Ph.D. degree in power systems engineering from Anna University, Chennai, India, in 1997. He is working as Professor (HAG) with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee, Roorkee, India. He is currently the Director of the Malaviya National Institute of Technology (MNIT), Jaipur, India and the mentor director of the Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Kota. Earlier he has served as Dean of Academic Affairs, Institute, NEEPCO, 92 Batch and Ravi Mohan Mangal Institute Chair Professors at IIT Roorkee. He is the National lead of many national and international projects such as DSIDES, ID-EDGe, and HEAPD. He is also part of other international projects, namely Indo-US UI-ASSIST and Indo-UK ZED-I. He has published more than 200 research articles in reputed international journals and conference proceedings. His research interests include power system analysis, demand-side management, energy market, network pricing, AC–DC smart grid, and application of machine learning techniques in power systems. Dr. Padhy is also a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineers (INAE), Fellow Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers, India, Fellow Institution of Engineering and Technology, UK, and Fellow of Institution of Engineers, India. He was the recipient of the IEEE smart cities jury award 2022, IEEE PES Outstanding Engineers Award 2018, Boyscast Fellowship and the Humboldt Experienced Research Fellowship in the year 2005 and 2009, respectively.

Prof. Premalata Jena

Dr. Premalata Jena (Senior Member IEEE, Young Associate, INAE) received the M. Tech and Ph. D degree in Power System Engg. from the Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur, India, in 2006 and 2011 respectively. She is currently working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India since 2012. She has executed various sponsored research projects sanctioned by DST, SERB, CPRI, MHRD and THDC INDIA Ltd. She has published several research articles in reputed international journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Jena is a recipient of SERB POER Fellowship from SERB, DST in 2022. Dr. Jena is a recipient of the Women Excellence Award-2017 from DST, New Delhi. 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, in 2013. Her research interest includes power system protection, Electric Vehicle, Grid Integration issues of Electric Vehicle, Optimal sizing and placement of batteries, Cybersecurity issues in Smart Grid, AC, DC, and Hybrid AC-DC microgrid protection issues due to the integration of renewable sources and electric vehicles with the existing power grid.

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: 
29 October 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 8 assignments out of the total 12 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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