course: Smart Grids

teaching methods:
lecture with tutorials
computer based presentation, black board and chalk
responsible person:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Constantinos Sourkounis
Prof. Dr. Michael Laskowski (extern)
offered in:
summer term

dates in summer term

  • start: Friday the 16.04.2021
  • lecture Fridays: from 08:15 to 09.45 o'clock
  • tutorial Fridays: from 10:00 to 10.45 o'clock


Die Angaben zu den Prüfungsmodalitäten (im WiSe 2020/2021 | SoSe 2021) erfolgen vorbehaltlich der aktuellen Situation. Notwendige Änderungen aufgrund universitärer Vorgaben werden zeitnah bekanntgegeben.

Date according to prior agreement with lecturer.

Form of exam:oral
Registration for exam:FlexNow


The students receive an overview of the general conditions and fields of action of distribution networks in connection with the energy transition. At the end of the lecture, they will be able to describe the basic structures of "intelligent networks" and to apply energy-related and ICT-relevant aspects.


The lecture "Intelligent Networks" deals with the effects of the energy transition on the distribution network. Especially the distribution network is currently undergoing an evolutionary change. Decentralized feed-in systems (PV, wind, biomass) usually arise where distribution networks are historically rather weak. New sales products provide a much higher simultaneity factor. All German network operators have therefore focused their attention on the "smart grids" with a focus on distribution grids. These include solutions in demand and supply side management, as well as in the development of telecommunications infrastructures, which enable a stronger interaction of all resources and network areas than ever before. The lecture "Smart Grids" deals with the following topics:

  • Legal foundations of the German energy industry
  • Organization and fields of activity of the energy industry
  • Smart Grids

The topic "Smart Grids" is structured as follows:

  • Basics of Smart Grids and ICT Technology (ICT = Information and Communication Technology)
  • Flexibility of load and generation in distribution networks
  • Use of storage in the distribution network
  • Effects of electro mobility on distribution grids
  • Digitization of the distribution network, data analytics in the distribution network, use of smart meters

In terms of content, energy-related and energy technology as well as IT and telecommunications-related content is taught.



recommended knowledge

Solid basic knowledge in the fields of energy technology, information and communication technology.


Because of the unusual teaching situation in the coming summer term, we kindly ask you to register for the course Intelligente Netze (141089-SoSe21) on Moodle. All further communication will be conducted via this Moodle course.

Password: zm2d4_INetz

The lecture starts on 16 April 2020 and will be conducted online.