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Power electronic application in smart grids

Individual course

Course contents

  • Brief introduction to power electronics
  • Different topologies of power electronics converter (AC/DC, DC/DC converter interfaces of distributed energy resources)
  • Power electronic applications and power quality (grid side filters of inverters/converters and their design), PQC – Power quality conditioners, charging of electric vehicles and effect of power quality, FACTS, SVC, STATCOM
  • Wind turbine systems
  • PV system
  • Battery energy storage system
  • Visiting lecturer from industry
  • DC, hybrid AC/DC distribution/Microgrid
  • Power electronics based solid-state transformers for future smart grids, or power electronics based circuit-breakers e.g. for future microgrids

Learning outcomes

After completing this course successfully, the student

  • understands basic concept of power electronics systems and semi-conductor switches as well as power electronic converter topologies, their control dynamics and design for power electronic devices / interfaces
  • has knowledge about power electronic applications and power quality as well as wind, PV, and BESS systems power electronics interface and power electronics based solid-state transformers for future smart grids.

Moreover, course develops lifelong learning and interpersonal skills.

Teaching schedule

Lectures in Zoom:

  • 14-16 12.09., 19.09., 26.09., 03.10. and 10.10.2022
  • 12-14 27.10., 03.11., 10.11., 17.11. and 24.11.2022
  • 9-12 Zoom Simulation 28.11. and 01.12.2022

Completion methods

Real-time lectures and exercises, the recordings are available afterwards.

More information in University of Vaasa’s course page.

You can get a digital badge after completing this course.

Further information about the studies

University of Vaasa
FITech contact person

Responsible teacher

University of Vaasa
Hossein Hafezi

Contact person for applications

FITech Network University
Fanny Qvickström, Student services specialist
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Basics about power electronics and electrical engineering
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