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: 16-20 November, 2015 9:00-16:15

Place: Aalborg University

16-17-18 November Fredrik Bajers Vej 7C/2-209

19 November Fredrik Bajers Vej 7D/2-106

Zip code: 9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 30

Deadline: 26 October, 2015

Important information concerning PhD courses
We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 5,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately three months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.