This course focuses on the-state-of-the-art hardware and software technologies in an electric power system. Topics include technologies for power generation (thermal, nuclear, and renewable energy sources), power apparatus, power system operation and control, DC transmission, and power market.
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Understand what kind of hardware/software technologies are used in an electric power system.
2) Understand the-state-of-the-art technologies in electric power generation, power apparatus (including high-voltage engineering), power delivery and power system operation and control as well as their current challenges.
3) Understand recent trends on new technologies and systems such as integration of renewable energy sources and establishment of power markets
|✔ Applicable||How instructors' work experience benefits the course|
|Omnibus lectures are given by researchers and engineers engaged in electric power engineering at electric utilities companies or manufactures.|
electric utility, thermal power generation, nuclear power generation, power delivery, power system operation, renewable energy, power apparatus, power electronics, power markets
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
1) Omnibus lectures are given by researchers and engineers engaged in electric power engineering at electric utilities companies or manufactures.
2) Lectures are based on the materials distributed through OCW-i.
3) Students will have discussions in some subjects.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Current trends and issues on electric power industry||Discuss on the issues of the electric power industry in Japan considering current reforms|
|Class 2||Technologies in thermal and nuclear power generation||Discuss on safety measures in the nuclear power generation and thermal power plant operation considering decarbonization|
|Class 3||Technologies in transmission and distribution of electric power||Discuss on the technical and operational issues in transmission and distribution systems mainly caused by renewable energy sources|
|Class 4||Analytical techniques for planning and operation of power systems||Discuss on analytical techniques that will be important in the future power systems|
|Class 5||Technologies in equipment for transmission and transformation of electricity||Discuss on technologies in transmission and transformation equipment operated at high voltage and high power|
|Class 6||Technologies in power electronics||Discuss on power electronics technology for inverters of renewable energy sources and DC transmission systems|
|Class 7||Liberalization of electric power market||Discuss on the present and future state of the electric power market|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
Textbook is not required.
All the materials used in a class can be found on T2SCHOLA.
Students will be assessed based on the reports submitted on each subject as well as their participation in a discussion at a class.
Students must have successfully completed the courses related to electric power engineering in undergraduate or have equivalent knowledges.
If the number of applicants exceeds about 100, we may select the students with random sampling.