Grid 101 Short Course

Wednesday, May 02, 2018
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Room 2000A, 2301 Bonisteel Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

The Michigan Power and Energy Laboratory, in cooperation with the Energy Institute, is offering a two-session short course called Grid-101. Taught by EECS Professors Ian Hiskens and Johanna Mathieu, the course is geared toward a broad audience, from people interested in gaining a working understanding of grid operation and electricity markets to people conducting research in fields adjacent to the grid.

Session I

Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 10am - 12pm

Overview of electricity grids:

  • How grids are structured and why
  • How supply and demand are balanced
  • How voltage and frequency requirements are managed
  • Causes of power outages
  • How we avoid outages and recover from them

Electricity markets:

  • Economic operation of power plants
  • Diurnal load variation
  • Day-ahead and spot markets
  • Locational prices
  • Reserves (back-up capacity)

Renewable generation:

  • Forecasting
  • Managing variability
  • Local distribution-network impacts
  • Grid-wide impacts

Distributed energy resources (DERs):

  • Generation, storage, load control and demand response
  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Microgrids

Session II

Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 1pm - 2pm

Discussion and follow-up from Session I.

Interested in attending? Reserve your seat here.