IEEE Academy on Smart Grid Microgrids

  • Course Program

A microgrid is a group of interconnected loads and distributed energy resources that acts as a single controllable entity with respect to the grid. This learning path will  provide an understanding about microgrid technologies. Products and solutions in the field of electrical power system along with function of major components will also be discussed. In addition we will also review microgrids integration with DERs like wind, solar PV and storage system, microgrid operation in grid connected and islanded modes and microgrid planning and Energy Management System. This path will provide information, knowledge and resources related to  latest trends, technologies and solutions for microgrids along with major components; application of technologies, benefits, challenges and best practices, modelling, analysis, protection and control.

Learning Path Length: 5 hours

Educator in Chief

Educator in Chief Peter Wung affiliated with IEEE Smart Grid

Peter Wung

Dr. Peter Wung has been the Chair of the IEEE Smart Grid Program since 2018. He is also the Educator–In–Chief of the IEEE Smart Grid Academy.

He was awarded his PhD in Electrical Engineering in 1993 from the Georgia Institute of Technology and is currently adjunct professor at the University of Dayton, specializing in the fields of Electrical Energy, Renewable Energy, Power Systems, and Electric Machines and Drives.

Dr. Wung is a Senior member of the IEEE and has been active with the Smart Grid Program since 2014, serving as the Chair of the Research and Development Committee from 2015–2018.

Technical Editors

Technical Editor of Microgrid, Mostafa Farrokhabadi, Vice President of Technology at BluWave-ai

Mostafa Farrokhabadi

Dr. Mostafa Farrokhabadi holds a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering with more than a decade of experience in designing mission-critical, smart grid solutions for industry and academia. His work focuses on microgrid projects in Canada, the U.S., U.K., Germany, and India. Farrokhabadi has co-authored several articles in high-impact journals, conference proceedings, and magazines, and he holds patents on intelligent control and optimization of renewable-penetrated smart grids. He has also led the award-winning IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) Task Force on microgrid stability, an international coalition of 21 researchers from 14 institutions investigating stability issues in microgrids. During the course of his career, Farrokhabadi has received multiple business, research, and teaching awards, including Canada’s prestigious National Capital Region Forty Under 40 award. Furthermore, he was selected by the Royal Society of Canada to be among the 21 scientists representing Canada in the 2021 Commonwealth Science Conference. Farrokhabadi is a Senior member of IEEE, IEEE PES, IEEE PES Power System Dynamic Performance Committee, and IEEE HKN. He is a distinguished Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on the Smart Grid, Associate Editor of IEEE DataPort, and Past Chair of IEEE Ottawa Section.

Technical Editor of Distribution Automation, Satish Saini the IEEE Smart Grid Technical Activities Committee Chair

Satish Saini

Mr. Satish Saini currently serves as the Chair of IEEE Smart Grid Technical Activities Committee and Senior Advisor in Power System and Distribution Grid Modernization. He also is the Director of the Center of Innovation, Research & Technology, or CIRT Power System. With a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and many advanced courses, Mr. Saini is a Licensed Professional Engineer registered with PEO, Canada. He has 35 years of accomplished management experience in various fields of energy and power. His experience includes electrical utility operations, business development, and project management related to Distribution System called DS grid modernization and on renewable energy, smart metering, AMI, Advanced Distribution System or ADMS, Smart Grid and DMS, which includes hiring, training and mentoring. He has actively participated in the development of various energy policies with ministries, regulatory authorities, utilities and local distribution companies. Mr. Saini is an active member of IEEE committees, Task Forces and Working Groups related to Smart Distribution, Smart Grid, Microgrids, and Smart Cities, and is also the Chair of Education Committee for the IEEE Toronto Section. He serves as a Smart Grid Specialist and has a strong vision of developing the aging DS Grid with latest innovative technologies and solutions along with transforming utilities through smart grid programs.

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Audience: A wide range of audience from academia, industry and public sectors. This includes researchers, professional, engineers, scientists, technicians and trainers from secondary and higher education institutions, IT companies and state organizations.

Publication Year: 2023

IEEE Academy on Smart Grid Microgrids
  • Course Provider: IEEE Academy
  • Course Number: ACADSG002
  • Credits: 0.5 CEU/ 5 PDH