247-0102-00L  Electric Power Grid Systems

SemesterSpring Semester 2022
LecturersC. Franck, G. Hug
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentOnly for CAS in Applied Technology in Energy and MAS in Applied Technology.


247-0102-00 GElectric Power Grid Systems
Block course
Am 11.06.22 findet eine Exkursion statt.
24s hrs
20.05.08:15-17:00HG D 7.1 »
21.05.08:15-12:00HG D 7.1 »
10.06.08:15-12:00ETL F 31 »
13:15-17:00HG D 7.1 »
11.06.08:00-12:00Ex te rn »
C. Franck, G. Hug

Catalogue data

AbstractThis module provides an overview over the technical operation and management of power grid systems.
ObjectiveParticipants will gain an understanding of the operation and management of power grid systems, including challenges and opportunities for future developments.
ContentFor decades, electric power grid systems remained essentially unchanged. Now, they are undergoing significant changes driven by technology. Despite or maybe even because of these changes it is important to understand the fundamental setup and workings of the electric power grid.

Participants will learn about the technical operation and management of traditional power grid systems. The fundamental equipment and mechanisms responsible for transforming and transporting electricity to end users and the concept of AC power will be explained. Typical grid connections and management and the underlying physical principles will be discussed. The opportunities for and barriers to future grid technology and systems from both an operator’s and end user’s perspective will be explored, potentially including distributed generation, microgrids/islanding, demand response, virtual power plants, etc.
Prerequisites / NoticeMAS AT participants must have successfully completed CAS 1 and 2 in order to enrol.

Non-MAS applicants must satisfy the following requirements:
- Demonstrated managerial experience working with technology companies or industries
- Good knowledge of English
- ETH recognized Master’s degree*

CAS ATE applications will be reviewed by the Admission Committee of the Certificate Programme. The final decision is communicated in writing.

* For non-MAS applicants, preference may be given to applicants with technical degrees or demonstrated practical knowledge in a relevant field for the purpose of maintaining a higher level of technical discussion.
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
Media and Digital Technologiesfostered
Project Managementfostered
Social CompetenciesCommunicationfostered
Cooperation and Teamworkfostered
Customer Orientationfostered
Leadership and Responsibilityfostered
Self-presentation and Social Influence fostered
Sensitivity to Diversityfostered
Personal CompetenciesAdaptability and Flexibilityfostered
Creative Thinkingfostered
Critical Thinkingfostered
Integrity and Work Ethicsfostered
Self-awareness and Self-reflection fostered
Self-direction and Self-management fostered

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersC. Franck, G. Hug
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Additional information on mode of examinationThe exam will be an online exam, taken at ETH on an ETH computer.
Online examinationThe examination may take place on the computer.

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PriorityRegistration for the course unit is only possible for the primary target group
Primary target groupCAS ETH in Applied Technology in Energy (242000)
MAS ETH in Applied Technology (247000)

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