Smart grids are increasingly becoming a key word describing intelligent ways of controlling the electrical power grid for reasons as efficiency, dependability, future markets and more. In the same time, smart grids are highly cross disciplinary and involve control theory, understanding of the electrical grid, market interaction and communication technologies. To a higher degree, PhD students working with this type of technology is required to have a common understanding of each sub domains, even to the level of terminology. This course aims to bridge the gap between the different disciplines involved that allows PhD candidates to work efficiently with smart grids, with a bias towards communication technologies and its role in smart grids, which until recently has been a hidden player in the smart grid domain.

Organizer: Associate Professor Rasmus L. Olsen, Aalborg University, e-mail:

Lecturers: Associate Professor Rasmus L. Olsen, Florin Iov, Associate Professor Birgitte Bak-Jensen, and Professor Rafael Wisniewski


Time: 17-21 November, 2014

Place: Aalborg University, Niels Jernes Vej 14/3 room 119

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Number of seats: 30

Deadline: 27 October, 2014