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BL20A1600 Smart Grids, 5 cr 
Code BL20A1600  Validity 01.08.2016 -
Name Smart Grids  Abbreviation Smart Grids 
Credits5 cr   
TypeBasic studies  
  Grading scaleStudy modules 0-5,P/F 
  Eligibility for post-graduate studiesYes
    Allowed to study several timesno
Organisation LUT School of Energy Systems 

Samuli Honkapuro 
Tero Kaipia 
Jukka Lassila 

Description by Study Guide
Note  Location: Lappeenranta, kokonaan verkossa / full digi

The course is suitable for distance learning.

Year  M.Sc. (Tech.) 1-2 
Period  3-4 
Teaching Language  English 
Teacher(s) in Charge 

Associate Professor, D.Sc. Samuli Honkapuro


Upon completion of the course the student will be able to 1. Label the key elements and functionalities of the smart grid system 2. Analyze the impacts of the smart grid elements on electricity distribution system and electricity markets 3. Document and present orally the results of the seminar work 4. Provide both written and oral peer review.


Smart grid concept, demand side management, energy storage, distributed generation, microgrids, communications in smart grids. In addition, annually changing topical subjects.

Teaching Methods 

Lectures 14 h, Moodle quizzes 7 h in 3rd period. Independent seminar work 100 h. Presentation of the seminar work 2 h,
peer review of a written seminar work 5 h and working as an opponent in seminar 2 h in 4th period. Course is suitable for distance learning.
Total workload 130 h.

Suitability for doctoral studies (Yes/Leave empty)  Yes 
Doctoral School course where enrollment is in WebOodi (Yes/Leave empty)  Yes 
Examination in Examination schedule (Yes/No)  No 
Examination in Moodle (Yes/No)  No 
Examination in Exam (Yes/No)  No 
Assessment scale and assessment methods 

0-5. The course is evaluated based on seminar work (written and oral presentation), Moodle quizzes, and student’s work as a reviewer and an opponent.

Course Materials 

Study materials handed out in Moodle.


Attending the course BL20A0500 Sähkönjakelutekniikka (Electricity distribution) OR BL20A0401 Electricity Market OR BL20A0400 Sähkömarkkinat (Electricity Market)

Places for exchange-students? (Yes, number/No)  max 10 
Places for Open University Students?(Yes, number/No)  max 5 

Current and upcoming courses
Functions Name Type cr Teacher Timing
  Smart Grids  COURSE  Samuli Honkapuro,
Tero Kaipia,
Jukka Lassila 
07.01.20 -17.04.20 -

Upcoming exams
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