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Industrial/PhD Course: Smart Distribution Systems


24.09.2019 kl. 08.30 - 27.09.2019 kl. 16.00



Professor Birgitte Bak-Jensen, email: bbj@et.aau.dk, Aalborg University


Professor Birgitte Bak-Jensen, Aalborg University
Associate Professor Jayakrishnan Pillai, Aalborg University
Associate Professor Florin Iov, Aalborg University
Associate Professor Rasmus Løvenstein Olsen, Department of Electronic Systems, Aalborg University
Associate Professor Weihao Hu, Aalborg University


Max no. of participants: 20


The Smart Grid concept involves integration of information and communication technology from the electricity generation to the consumption sectors. The bulk of the smart grid applications take place in the distribution grids (MV and LV) where significant amounts of renewable generation and flexible demand units are integrated, distribution controls are automated, assets are monitored and proactively managed and consumers are empowered for economic and efficient use of electricity. This course covers important applications and technologies of the smart distribution systems. The technical limitations and means of increasing the hosting capacity of distributed energy resources in intelligent grids are covered. In addition, the course also includes utility practices and guidelines, dynamics of electricity market, communication technologies and case studies relevant to future power distribution systems.

Following topics are covered in the course:

  • Modern Distribution Systems.
  • Smart grid fundamentals and concepts.
  • Market aspects and demand side management in Smart Distribution Systems.
  • Grid codes/standards - LV/MV Distribution systems and operation.
  • Operation, control and reliability of DER units in the distribution grids.
  • Electric vehicles, Heat pumps, Electric boilers, Solar PVs in distribution grids.
  • Communication technologies and standards in Smart Distribution grids.
  • Simulation tools for distribution systems, examples with DigSilent.


Electrical engineers and PhD students with knowledge about electrical power and energy systems.

Form of evaluation

Written examination




6000 DKK for PhD students outside of Denmark and 8000 DKK for the Industry.


Department of Energy Technology


Aalborg University, Pontoppidanstræde 103, room 4.112, 9220 Aalborg East