Smart Grids: Electricity for the Future

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Ever wondered why you hear the term “smart grid” so often these days, and what it’s all about? This engineering course will explain the essential nature of the smart grid, an electricity network based on digital technology, and the importance of grid modernization.

This course will provide high-level insight into a smart grid’s many aspects such as distributed energy, energy storage, transmission and distribution automation, microgrids, demand response, data analytics, and cyber security.

This course builds an understanding of key smart grid technologies both from a utility and customer perspective. It delivers a business perspective through cost-benefit analysis, market adoption, and industry mega trends.

It concludes by laying out a typical roadmap for the progression of smart grids, along with an implementation methodology for realizing it.

No previous power systems or utility industry knowledge needed. Simply sit back...

Ever wondered why you hear the term “smart grid” so often these days, and what it’s all about? This engineering course will explain the essential nature of the smart grid, an electricity network based on digital technology, and the importance of grid modernization.

This course will provide high-level insight into a smart grid’s many aspects such as distributed energy, energy storage, transmission and distribution automation, microgrids, demand response, data analytics, and cyber security.

This course builds an understanding of key smart grid technologies both from a utility and customer perspective. It delivers a business perspective through cost-benefit analysis, market adoption, and industry mega trends.

It concludes by laying out a typical roadmap for the progression of smart grids, along with an implementation methodology for realizing it.

No previous power systems or utility industry knowledge needed. Simply sit back and enjoy your journey through the world of Smart Grid.

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Olympia Daskalou

6/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 1 month ago
No way can this course be compared with TU Delft quality of videos, instructions on edX platform. It is a seminar-like course, that within an afternoun can give you an overview of the smart-grid technology dimensions and basic problematic. It can give you food for thought regarding future investigations, but no way provides indepth knowledge of Smart Grids applications.
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1/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 3 months ago
This course mainly shows the aspects of smart grids that might be important for companies/managers that are deciding whether or not they should implement smart grids. As mentioned in other reviews, there are lots of listed conclusion without proper intuition behind them (no explicit methods are explained, only that these implementations saved X amount of money). Also the examples are mainly focused on the US, though a lot of projects in Europe are actually further progressed in incorporating smart grids.
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Shashank Singh

6/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 4 months ago
This course is good for getting overview of smart grid and related terminology. I found instructor is good with the goal. Course is well structured. I like the way they have distributed big content into small sections. I enjoyed.
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1/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 6 months ago
This course is no good, it's nothing more than a long list of conclusions packed with abbreviated technologies and terms used in smart grids. Any deeper explanation on these acronyms and how these technologies work is not or poorly presented. The content is actually intended for executives in the industry, not students wanting to learn more about the topic.
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2/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 7 months ago
The worst course I encountered on edX. The course doesn't go much further than listing a bunch of abbreviations used in the industry. There is no reference to possible further readings or materials that can improve knowledge in the field.
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8/10 starsCompleted
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2 years, 7 months ago
This is a basic, short overview on Smart Grid technology implementation. I found it to be a quick and easy introduction telling you what smart grid is and the stages to implementation. I found it worth taking and it certainly whet my appetite to learn more. I agree with another reviewers comments about acronym overload.
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Matija Tripkovic

7/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 7 months ago
It's not a bas course, to give an overview on smart grids for begginers. If you are not aboslute begginer, than it's maybe better to skip this course, and start from another one that is itermediate
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Anand Mertia

6/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 8 months ago
Instructor is struggling to make the boring stats interesting , overall an okay course for the beginers.
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6/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 9 months ago
Content is interesting, but the instructor is only repeating what the slides say. I struggled to motivate myself to just complete it for the sake of it. Could learn more by spending 45 minutes on wikipedia.(Which I eventually did instead.) It is also very general and abstract, but absolutely CRAMMED with acronyms. Information overload in a bad way.
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Penelope Rammos

8/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 9 months ago
Course provided a good foundation for those interested in learning more about Smart grids. Instructor visualized the different areas of smart grids in a nice understandable way.
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Abhishek Harit

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 10 months ago
The course content is quite good and having nice statistics. I am a PhD aspirants in the same topic...and this is the best knowledge I could get to start my work. Thanks to the instructors and edx for providing this course.
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