Power and Data Engineering (PDE)

Power Electronics and Grid Control

Teaching Methods Lecture
Learning objectives / competencies

The students are familiar with the functionality of power electronic devices for affecting energy flow in power grids.

The students are able to create and implement concepts for the integration of power electronic devices into power grids in order to optimize power flow.

The students can weigh up which form of energy transmission (three-phase current or high voltage direct current) is the most appropriate from a technical and economic point of view under given auxiliary conditions.

The students are familiar with the current concepts for power grid control and can apply them.

Duration 1
SWS 4.0
Classes 60
Self-study / group work: 60
Workload 120
ECTS 4.0
Requirements for awarding credit points

written exam 120 minutes

Credits and Grades

4 credit points

Responsible Person

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Uwe Nuß

Frequency Annually (ss)

Master PDE


Leistungselektronik und Netzregelung/Power Electronics and Grid Control

Type Vorlesung/Übung
Nr. EMI2601
SWS 4.0
Lecture Content
  1. Active and reactive power in power grids
  2. Reactive power compensation
    2.1 passive reactive power compensation
    2.2 active reactive power compensation
    2.2.1 reactive power compensation using three-phase AC power controllers
    2.2.2 reactive power compensation using voltage source inverters
    2.2.3 flexible AC Transmission Systems
  3. line-commutated and self-commutated converters for HVDC transmission)
  4. grid control

Schröder, D.: Leistungselektronische Schaltungen, 3. Auflage, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2012

Specovius, J.: Grundkurs Leistungselektronik, 8. Auflage, Springer Vieweg, Wiesbaden, 2017

Zhang, X., Rehtanz, C.: Flexible AC Transmission Systems: Modelling and Control, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2012