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Smart Grids: Electricity for the Future

IEEE via edX

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Ever wondered why you hear the term “smart grid” so often these days, and what it’s all about? This engineering course will explain the essential nature of the smart grid, an electricity network based on digital technology, and the importance of grid modernization.

This course will provide high-level insight into a smart grid’s many aspects such as distributed energy, energy storage, transmission and distribution automation, microgrids, demand response, data analytics, and cyber security.

This course builds an understanding of key smart grid technologies both from a utility and customer perspective. It delivers a business perspective through cost-benefit analysis, market adoption, and industry mega trends.

It concludes by laying out a typical roadmap for the progression of smart grids, along with an implementation methodology for realizing it.

No previous power systems or utility industry knowledge needed. Simply sit back and enjoy your journey through the world of Smart Grid.

Taught by

Dr. Mani Vadari and Mrudhula Balasubramanyan


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  • Anonymous
    An excellent introduction into the structure and economic computational framework of the modern electrical grid economy. Many useful phrases, acronyms and jargon to quickly get users up and running in the industry lingo. I eventually paid for the certificate program for my linkedIn resume

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