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Power electronic application in smart grids

Individual course

Autumn 2020 course is cancelled. Information of next implementation will be announced later.

This course will cover following topics:

  • 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

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.

More information in University of Vaasa’s course page.

Further information about the studies

University of Vaasa
Leena Lehtola

Responsible teacher

University of Vaasa
Hossein Hafezi

Contact person for applications

Pilvi Lempiäinen , Head of study services
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Energy storages
Applications and technologies of energy storages
Course code:
0 €
Teaching period:
Will be announced later
Application deadline:
Application dates will be announced later
Host university:
University of Vaasa
Study is open for:
Adult learner,
Degree student
Teaching methods:
General prerequisites:
Basics about power electronics and electrical engineering
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