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MISSION

The Second level Specializing Master in Smart Grids aims at forming highly-qualified professionals able to face complex design problems and foster technological innovation in the field of electrical power systems.
The Specializing Master is promoted and coordinated by Enel Group in collaboration with Politecnico di Milano. The final goal is to explore in depth the technical aspects of the Electric Power Systems design, operation and control, as well as their real life implementation (an essential share of the classrooms is dedicated to experimental training in advanced laboratories). The Specializing Master will investigate renewable energy, energy storage, e-mobility, big data and digitalization. The Specializing Master also aims to develop student’s soft skills, driving the students toward a 360° growth of their professional-wise attitude.
LOCATION

Milano @ Facilities
– Politecnico di Milano | Campus Bovisa | Via Lambruschini

Milano @ Smart Grid Labs
– Enel Group | Laboratories | Via Raffaele Rubattino

 

LANGUAGE

English (Classes and Labs will be held in English)

STRUCTURE

The Specializing Master is arranged in theoretical classes of 330 hours plus 100 hours for laboratories (both numerical and experimental).
Classes will start in April 2021 over a one year program. Lectures and Labs will be held twice a week.

Module 1 | ENERGY OUTLOOK

108 h + 4 h | labs

Module 3 | HEALTH & SAFETY

34 h + 12 h | labs

Module 5 | SOFT SKILLS & INNOVATION LAB

48 h

Module 2 | SMART GRIDS

80 h + 28 h | numerical labs

Module 4 | SMART GRIDS IMPLEMENTATION

60 h + 56 h | labs

Module 6 | PROJECT WORK

200 h + 10 h | tutorship
The Specializing Master focuses on the study of the evolution of electricity systems needed to enable a significant supply from Renewable Energy Sources (RES).
In this perspective, the Specializing Master focuses on the impact of RES on the electricity system (market & networks).
Market rules should ensure that conventional power stations are suitably operated even in the presence of large contributions from renewable generation.
Distribution networks play a key role to enable the Energy Transition, to allow the full integration of the Distributed Energy Resources (DER) and the development of new services to customers and market, moving towards a decarbonised, decentralized and sustainable energy system.
The evolution of distribution network will be addressed in the context of smart grids perspective to which distribution systems are gradually moving. For this topic, some details about technical solutions, about the use of ICT as enabling key will be given.
Finally, some case studies and real life implementations will be described, with the relevant costs and benefits.

SYLLABUS

Module 1 | ENERGY OUTLOOK

  • Energy outlook
  • Industrial ecology
  • Introduction to power systems & Evolution and decarbonization of power generation (including Carbon Sequestration, Cogeneration, Trigeneration and Hydrogen technology)
  • National and EU energy outlooks and planning actions (Policy) – PNIEC – Long Term Strategy 2050
  • Power distribution networks. Grid technical constraints. International framework, focus on the Italian power system
  • Dispersed generation: impact on electrical grids of RES penetration, electrification of final energy uses and new actors
  • Energy efficiency in the final uses of energy (storage, district heating, energy impact of EV recharging processes)
  • Electrical network modeling – short circuit analysis
  • Electricity market. Fundamentals on the international context and Focus on the Italian scenario
  • Electricity market. Regulatory framework and quality of services
  • Power electronics, theoretical notions, evaluation of the impact on the grid
  • Electrical measurements and signal elaboration
  • Power systems digitalization: IT System, Networks & Architecture (Basics, IP networks, IT system etc.); Cyber Security & Interoperability Standards (normative framework and focus on electrical sector/critical assets); Integrated Communications Protocols & Technologies

Module 2 | SMART GRIDS

  • New power system actors
  • Traditional and innovative network components
  • Advanced management of power distribution systems: technical connection rules; DERs integration; grid protection, automation and control; power flow optimization
  • Storage: technologies, services, performance, modeling
  • Advanced flexibility management (EV smart EV charging, demand response, DER ancillary services)
  • Quality of service: continuity, power quality and technical solutions for QoS improvement
  • Smart Metering features
  • Power systems resilience: impact of climate changes on network operation (case studies analysis)
  • Evolution of the role of Distribution System Operators (possible regulatory and market future scenarios, TSO/DSO coordination)
  • Network planning and operation: from the fit&forget approach to the flexibility management
  • Smart City

Module 3 | HEALTH & SAFETY

  • Introduction to Health & safety
  • Management systems for the H&S
  • H&S in the ENEL group
  • Accident prevention: the main action tools
  • Role of DSO training centers
  • Accidents to third parties: a phenomenon to be countered
  • Design and safety: normative references and points of attention

Module 4 | SMART GRIDS IMPLEMENTATION

  • RTDS: dynamic simulation of protection and control systems (models, signals and quantities evaluation, etc.)
  • Fault selection techniques (smart fault selection and further logics)
  • Identification and isolation of the faulted line section
  • IEC 61850 protocol
  • Intelligent distributed devices for remote control,automation and MV/LV protection
  • Digital (primary & secondary) substations
  • Power Quality

Module 5 | SOFT SKILLS & INNOVATION LAB

  • Project Management
  • Negotiation, stakeholder management, communication, relationship with Public Institutions
  • Leadership
  • Guidance to the results
  • Innovative Thinking
  • Technical Visit to Microgrid Labs in Politecnico di Milano
  • Drone technology for the inspection of the electrical network and power plants monitoring
  • GIS tools for the planning and operation of distribution networks
  • Big Data analytics and Models and systems for integrating and storing Big Data

Classes will start in April 2021 over a one year program. Lectures and Labs will be held on Thursday and Friday.
In case of bounds correlated with local or international un-safe conditions, Module 1 to 3 could be arranged in distance learning mode.
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HOW TO APPLY

ELIGIBILITY

A MSc Degree in:

– Physics – LM 17
– Automation Engineering – LM 25
– Telecommunications Engineering – LM 27
– Electrical Engineering – LM 28
– Electronic Engineering – LM 29
– Energy and Nuclear Engineering – LM 30
– Management Engineering – LM 31
– Computer system Engineering – LM 32
– Mechanical Engineering – LM 33
– Mathematics – LM 40
– Statistical Sciences – LM 82

Candidates’ age must not exceed 29 years and 364 days on 30/04/2021.

FEES

The Smart Grids Specializing Master has an enrolement fee of 10 k€ plus a 500 € tax fee.
The students selected for the master’s programme (20 position available) are exempted from the payment of the enrolement fee, moreover they will be hired on an Apprenticeship Contract for Higher Education and Research (3rd level Apprenticeship) lasting 12 months.
For the entire duration of the Master (12 months), there is a monthly salary for apprenticeship students.

 

ADMISSION

The deadline for the application is January 6th, 2021.

The selection of candidates is arranged in three phases:

  • First, the examining committee will select a limited number of applicants after screening the CVs and the motivation letters received;
  • Secondly, the chosen candidates will undergo a tehnical on-line test;
  • Candidates, who will pass the second phase of selection, will have an interview with the examining committee.

 

DEGREE

Throughout the Academic Year students will undergo specific examinations.
Those who will suitably complete the programme of study will be awarded by the Second Level Specializing Master’s Degree of Smart Grids.

 

DOCUMENTATION

Bando_A | English version

Bando_B | English version

Bando_A | Italian version

Bando_B | Italian version

 

APPLY

Submit your application by January 6th, 2021

ABOUT ENEL GROUP

Enel is a multinational power company operating on 5 continents, and a leading integrated player in the global power, gas and renewables markets.

As Distribution System Operator, Enel is committed in providing accessible, efficient and reliable energy to over 73 million customers through 2.2 million kilometres of power lines.

Thanks to its leadership in Smart Grids, Enel is at the forefront of the energy transition: smart grids are a key lever not only to improve the quality and continuity of service, but also to enable advanced and innovative services to all market actors and to develop flexibility tools to integrate renewables, energy storage and decentralized generation.

ABOUT POLITECNICO DI MILANO

Politecnico di Milano is a scientific-technological university which trains engineers, architects and industrial designers.
The University has always focused on the quality and innovation of its teaching and research, developing a fruitful relationship with business and productive world by means of experimental research and technological transfer.
Research has always been linked to didactics and it is a priority commitment which has allowed Politecnico Milano to achieve high quality results at an international level as to join the university to the business world.
Research constitutes a parallel path to that formed by cooperation and alliances with the industrial system.
Knowing the world in which they are going to work is a vital requirement for training students.
By referring back to the needs of the industrial world and public administration, research is facilitated in following new paths and dealing with the need for constant and rapid innovation.
The alliance with the industrial world, in many cases favored by Fondazione Politecnico and by consortiums to which Politecnico belong, allows the university to follow the vocation of the territories in which it operates and to be a stimulus for their development.