Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering

Short Courses (CPD)

Short Courses (CPD)


In response to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, Newcastle University is not delivering any face-to-face CPD programmes before January 2021. If you are interested in studying any of our modules online, contact the CPD Unit for advice.


About the Course

Smart Grids

Learn out about smart grid technology.

You'll find out about:

  • the need for smart grid technology
  • its operation
  • power flow and network management techniques

This course is also delivered on at least one of the Faculty's Masters programmes in the School of Engineering, and you will attend alongside full and part time registered students.

Course dates

This course has already been delivered or dates are currently being arranged. Submit an Expression of Interest if you would like to be notified of future dates.

Objectives and Outline

Smart Grids

Course Objectives

You'll be able to:

  • describe the need for smart grids
  • outline the characteristics of low carbon loads and renewable generation
  • the principles of transformer protection and failure modes
  • use power systems analysis software to perform load flow studies, fault calculations, harmonic distortion calculations and other important power network studies

You'll also have:

  • a comprehensive knowledge of active network management techniques
  • a detailed insight into advanced power flow management techniques, energy storage, demand site response, smart meters and voltage control
  • a good understanding of the importance of integration of various techniques and communications between them

Course Outline

  • Need for smart grids
  • Low carbon loads
  • Renewable generation
  • Active network management
  • Advanced power flow management techniques
  • Energy storage
  • Demand side response and smart metering
  • Voltage control
  • Integration and communications
Course dates

This course has already been delivered or dates are currently being arranged. Submit an Expression of Interest if you would like to be notified of future dates.

Further Information

Smart Grids

Academic Module Outline

This course is also delivered as a Module (code EEE8083) on at least one of the Faculty's Masters programmes, the majority of which can be studied part time, making them suitable for those in employment. You will attend with full and part time registered students. The Academic Module Outline is available via the University's Module Catalogue.

Course Materials

During the course, you will be able to access course materials electronically using the University Wifi. We suggest that you bring a laptop or tablet with PDF viewer if you wish to refer to the notes during the course. Please ensure that you make sure your electronic device is fully charged, as access to charging points may be limited within the lecture rooms.

Update to Course Content

Please note that our courses are reviewed regularly, both in response to feedback and so that information about recent research and developments can be included. Thus, content may be subject to change.

Presenters

Smart Grids

Presenters

Newcastle University
Academic Professionals
  • Dr Simon Blake (Course Leader)

Fees

Smart Grids

Fees

  • Smart Grids
    • £960 (duration 2 days)

We offer a 30 percent discount to full time students and to Newcastle University staff.

The course fee includes tuition, course materials, lunch and refreshments.

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Formal assessment may be available for this Course. Assessment attracts an additional fee of £365, and delegates will be issued with a transcript and Certificate of Credit Achieved.

This course has already been delivered or dates are currently being arranged. Submit an Expression of Interest if you would like to be notified of future dates.