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Module Descriptor

SMART Grid Technology and Sustainable Energy

Module Code: ELE7006-B

Academic Year: 2017-18
Credit Rating: 20
School: School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Subject Area: Electrical Engineering

FHEQ Level: FHEQ Level 7 (Masters)

Module Leader: Dr Haile-Selassie Rajamani

Additional Tutors:



Contact Hours
Type Hours
Lectures 33
Tutorials 15
Directed Study 150
Examinations 2

Availability Periods
Occurrence Code Location/Period
BDA University of Bradford / Semester 1 (Sep - Jan)

Module Aims
To understand and master advanced concepts in sustainable power generation

To understand and master principles in sustainable energy technology.

To introduce advanced SMART Grid technology

Outline Syllabus
Fundamentals of Energy conversion and thermodynamics. Energy management - auditing, CO2
calculations. Introduction to Life cycle analysis. Introduction to Energy market. Oil & gas resources.
Principles of generating plants, CHP. Electrical Energy storage options, Electrical vehicle systems -
V2G. renewable energy systems (solar thermal, Solar PV, wind, hydro, biofuels). Smart Grid
Architectural Design, Smart Grid Communications and security. Advanced Monitoring technology &
Performance Analysis Tools for Smart Grid Design: Introduction to Load Flow Studies, Challenges to
Load Flow in Smart Grid, Gauss-Sidel Method, Newton-Raphson Method Fast Decouple Method,
Distribution Load Flow Methods, Load Flow for Smart Grid design Optimal Power Flow (DSOPF), DSOPF
Application to the Smart Grid, Contingency Studies for the Smart Grid. Computational Tools for Smart
Grid Design; Classical Optimization Mehtods; Heuristic Optimization; Pathway for Designing Smart
Grid (Solution pathways for Designing Smart Grid Using Advanced, Reliability Issues in Smart Grids,
Economic Dispatch, Unit Commitment, Security Analysis, Reactive Power Control, Distribution System
Automation requirement of the Power Grid; Voltage/FAr Control, Power Quality, Network
Reconfiguration, Demand-Side Management, Distribution Generation Control, End User/Applicance
Level of the Smart Grid).
Energy Studies, by W Shephed (Author), D W Shepherd (Author)
Smart Grid: Technology & Applications, Janaka Ekanayake, Nick Jenkins, Kithsiri Liyanage, Jianzhong

Module Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, students will be able to...
1 Demonstrate ability to select, appraise, and plan generation options

2 Demonstrate ability to analyse energy consumption behaviour including CO2 emissions.

3 Describe and explain SMART Grid technology, and its application.

Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy

Lectures and laboratory sessions will be used to deliver the material. Examples and tutorial sheets will
also be used to support the lectures and laboratory work.

Mode of Assessment

Type Method Description Length Weighting Final


Summative Examination - Examination - closed 2 hours 70% Yes

closed book book

Summative Coursework Coursework (2000 0 hours 30% No


Legacy Code (if applicable)


Reading List
To view Reading List, please go to rebus:list.