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Smart Electric Power Grid - an Introduction (2 cr)


March 11-13, Micronova, Big Seminar Hall, Tietotie 3, Otaniemi, Espoo


Lecture material (pdf. files) UPDATED March 19! Assignments dl April 3.

March 11    Part 1   Part 2

March 12    Part 1   Part 2

March 13    Part 1    Part 2


By eAGE registration system, deadline March 6.


Professor Yih-Fang Huang, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA

Docent in charge Stefan Werner, Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics, Aalto University

Brief Outline

This is an introductory course on smart grid technologies, and it will begin with a brief survey on
the past, present and future of the electric power grid, with an emphasis on the future – a smart
electric power grid. The main objective of the course is to present concepts and topics that are
relevant to smart grid technologies to facilitate exploring research opportunities. The intended
audience includes graduate students, researchers and practicing engineers, particularly those with
backgrounds in signal processing, communications, and systems engineering interested in
exploring new ventures.

Lecture Topics

1. Smart Grid Basics
2. Energy resources - are we running out of fuel?
3. Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)
4. Demand response and demand-side management
5. Monitoringthe smart grid - situation awareness

Detailed Outline, Topics and References (pdf)

How to pass the course?

The lectures + home assignments


Monday course start at 10:00 (sharp) coffee available  9:30-10. GeToGether at Micronova Sauna 17-19:30.

9 - 12 Lectures (coffee break 10:00-10:15)
12-13 Lunch
13-16 Lectures (coffee break 14:30-14:45)


The course is free of charge to GETA students, other docotoral students fee 50 EUR (can be paid upon registration by credit card, or at Aalto later by an intern bill).

More Information

Docent Stefan Werner,  Dep.of Signal Processing and Acoustics, (firstname. lastname [at] aalto [dot] fi)
Coordinator Marja Leppäharju,  GETA/ Aalto ELEC, (firstname. lastname [at] aalto [dot] fi)