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Fall 2017-2018
* ENE 273 / ELE 273   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Renewable Energy and Smart Grids

Minjie Chen

This course explores broadly renewable energy systems and smart grids. Technical and operational principles of the modern electric grids will be introduced, followed by an overview of various energy sources from fossil-fuel generators to photovoltaic systems. The intermittency of renewable energy systems and its impact on the electric grid will be discussed together with its potential solutions: energy storage systems and demand response techniques. Emerging techniques, such as micro-grids and plug-in-electric vehicles will be reviewed. Economics and public-policy issues will be explored.

Sample reading list:
El-Sharkawi, Mohamed, Electric Energy: An Introduction, 3rd ed.
Kassakian, J.G., Schmalensee, R. et al, The Future of the Electric Grid

Reading/Writing assignments:
There are weekly reading assignments and problem sets. Students are encouraged to work together on the problem sets, but each student must turn in their own solutions. A final presentation will account for 30% of the final grade.

Mid Term Exam - 30%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%
Problem set(s) - 30%
Other (See Instructor) - 30%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Please consult with the instructor should you have any questions about preparation..

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
22827 L01 11:00:00 am - 12:20:00 pm M W   Engineering Quad J-Wing   J201   Enrolled:13 Limit:20