Electric Power System Management

Electric Power System Management
 
This area of specialization covers the emerging issues of evolving electric utility business environment, regulations, smart grid, micro grid and electric vehicles.
 
In addition, it provides opportunity to learn how power generation can be made user and environment friendly to renewable power sources, e.g: wind, solar which tends to be intermittent, distributed and often low in power density. A simulation laboratory, supported with the necessary hardware and software facilities, complements the degree program in providing computer tools for power system analysis, simulation, planning, optimization and management.
 
Objective
 
To prepare graduates with the knowledge and skill in operational management of power utilities, Smartgrid and Microgrid.
 
Issues dealt
 
-Evolving electric utility business environment
-Regulatory and policy development
-Demand-side management
-Power system planning, operation & control
-Integration of renewable energy sources
-Power distribution planning and distributed generation management
-Smartgrid and Microgrid
 
Facilities available
 
A simulation laboratory supported with the necessary hardware and software facilities, and tools for power system analysis, simulation, planning, optimization and management.
 
Preferred background
 
Degree in electrical engineering and other discipline, technology and applied science with background/experience related to electrical industry.
 
Potential research areas
 
Power systems operation and control, Power system dynamics and stability, Power system restructuring, Demand-side management, Integration of renewable energy sources, Rural electrification and distributed generation, Smartgrid and Microgrid, Power distribution planning and operation.