ECE 51501/ 3 Cr.
The course introduces students to the history of the U.S. power grid and to the basic concepts of the current electric power system. The main challenges of the transition from the traditional power system with unidirectional power flow to the new and complex system connected to renewable sources and bidirectional power flow capability is also presented in this course. In addition, the impact of distributed generation and electric vehicles is discussed along with cybersecurity and information privacy issues inherent in this new power grid.
(formally offered as ECE 59500)
- Available Online: No
- Credit by Exam: No
- Laptop Required: No
ECE 30100 and/or Graduate standing