E285: Modern Electric Power Systems – The Promise and Impact of Renewables, Energy Storage, and Electric Vehicles

This course is designed to provide an overview of electric power distribution and delivery, with an emphasis on grid-connected systems. Topics will include power distribution systems, smart grid, wind and solar photovoltaic systems, electric energy storage, electric vehicle charging, demand response, grid stability, and micro- grids. Some topics will be covered and analyzed in depth, while others will be presented at a high-level. Students are expected to have basic working knowledge of electric circuits, as well as a basic understanding of electromagnetism.