Chair of Power Electronics

Power System Elements for Smart Grid and Renewable Energy Integration


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Marco Liserre , Prof. Costas Vournas and Staff


The Smart Grid concept for a high integration of Renewable Energy Resources has gained great importance in the last years. The need of optimal managements for the transmission and distribution grids is leading to more advanced controls in power systems.

This course focuses on giving the power systems elements for implementing the Smart Grid concept.

Topics overview:

  • Introduction to Power System Structure: past and future (Smart Grid)
  • Power System representation, per unit system
  • Modeling transformers, conventional and renewable generators and loads
  • Power Flow Equations
  • Power flow problem solution
  • High Voltage DC transmission
  • Distribution Systems structure and representation
  • Conventional and Renewable Power Generation technologies
  • Introduction to the Smart Grid
  • Electricity Markets and Environmental Issues

  Will be given with the topic.


  • Our research is focused on the design of high efficient and reliable PWM-based power converter architectures (single-cell, multi-cell, multilevel), their modelling and control to exploit commercial as well as new power semiconductor devices with minimum over design.
    We develop controllers for electric drives and we are particularly skilled in the integration of renewable energy systems into the electric grid.
    Please discover our expertise looking to our recent projects.

    HEART - The Highly Efficient And Reliable smart Transformer
    Further Research Projects