XSL Content

Application to concrete projects

General details of the subject

Face-to-face degree course

Description and contextualization of the subject

The subject/course that is taught at the end of the Master. The aim of the subject is to provide the students with the required background to implement in real systems the control of grid connected power inverters and control electric machinery basically as electric generator.

The students require a previous knowledge of vector control, Matlab and Simulink programming skills, skills of Power Electronics, Controllers Regulation and Electric Grid Characteristics.

In the event that the sanitary conditions prevent the realization of a teaching activity and / or face-to-face evaluation, a non-face-to-face modality will be activated of which the students will be informed promptly

Teaching staff

NameInstitutionCategoryDoctorTeaching profileAreaE-mail
ALKORTA EGIGUREN, PATXIUniversity of the Basque CountryProfesorado Titular De UniversidadDoctorBilingualSystems and Automatic
CORTAJARENA ECHEVERRIA, JOSE ANTONIOUniversity of the Basque CountryProfesorado Titular De UniversidadDoctorNot bilingualElectronic
SAN MARTIN DIAZ, JOSE IGNACIOUniversity of the Basque CountryProfesorado Titular De UniversidadDoctorNot bilingualElectrical


Students should have updated knowledge about the advanced working techniques and methodologies related to the field of Smartgrids and distributed generation, particularly from the point of view of their control. 10.0 %
Awareness and application of the concepts and specifications of Smartgrids, their topologies, constituent components and basic dimensioning. 10.0 %
Establishing dynamic models of the different components of Smartgrids, particularly different Distributed Generation units. 5.0 %
Design of control laws locally for the different components of Smartgrids, particularly Distributed Generation units. 10.0 %
Developing operational and management strategies, including advanced techniques, for the grid-level regulation of Smartgrids. 5.0 %
Evaluating and validating models and drivers of different components of Smartgrids, through simulations and experimental testing, using different computing and prototyping tools. 15.0 %
Applying computing and telecommunications tools as a support for control in Smartgrids and Distributed Generation. 10.0 %
Students should be able to communicate about the projects carried out working in multidisciplinary and multilingual national and international teams of professionals and researchers operating in the field of Smartgrids. 15.0 %
Students should acquire sufficient technical and scientific maturity to participate in collaborative projects with other parties, and to adapt autonomously to the continuous development of knowledge and methodologies in the field of Smartgrids. 10.0 %
Students should be trained to understand and analyse technical documents, standards and scientific articles on the topic of the Master, and to apply them in the creation of work and research related to the field of Smartgrids. 10.0 %

Study types

TypeFace-to-face hoursNon face-to-face hoursTotal hours
Applied classroom-based groups505
Applied laboratory-based groups4575120

Training activities

NameHoursPercentage of classroom teaching
Drawing up reports and presentations8.00 %
Expositive classes10.0100 %
Presentation of projects2.0100 %
Solving practical cases120.040 %
Systematised study10.00 %

Assessment systems

NameMinimum weightingMaximum weighting
Practical tasks75.0 % 80.0 %
Presentations10.0 % 10.0 %
Questions to discuss10.0 % 10.0 %

Ordinary call: orientations and renunciation


The professor will assign a project to the student that will be developed in the laboratory. The elaboration process and the results will be used to evaluate the subject.


According to article 8 of the Regulations, regulating the assessment of students in the official degrees, the students shall have the right to be evaluated by means of the FINAL EVALUATION SYSTEM, independently of the fact that has or has not participated in the CONTINUOUS EVALUATION SYSTEM. In order to do so, students must present the following information

written to the teacher in charge of the subject the renunciation of the CONTINUOUS EVALUATION within a period of 9 weeks from the beginning of the term. In this case, the student will be assessed with a single final exam, which will will include a practical part, which will comprise 100% of the grade. Final grade= 0.85*EX+0.15*PL. In order to pass you must obtain at least 5 points out of 10 in both the written test (EX) and the practical test(PL).


According to article 12 of the Regulations, regulating the assessment of students in the official degrees, in the case of CONTINUOUS EVALUATION, the student may renounce the call for proposals within a period which, as a minimum,will be up to one month before the end of the teaching period of the corresponding subject. This waiver must be submitted in writing to the teacher responsible for the subject. In the case of FINAL EVALUATION, a no presentation to the official examination will result in the automatic waiver of the corresponding call. Renunciation of the call will result in the qualification of not presented.

Extraordinary call: orientations and renunciation

The criteria to pass each activity as the weighting of the grade will be the same as in the ordinary call.


A no presentation to the official examination will result in the automatic waiver of the corresponding call. Renunciation of the call will result in the qualification of not presented.


Design and assembly of a 7 kW wind system. Design and assembly of a photovoltaic solar system. Design and implementation of a microgrid.

Modelling, linearization, discretization of systems and controllers applied to the specified projects.

Programming of controllers in C language and graphic language, Real-Time programming and DSP microprocessor programming applied to the specified projects.

Control of DC/DC and DC/AC converters applied to the specified projects. Power-control interface, measurement circuits (voltage and current).

Measurement of electrical variables in single and three phase grids. Electrical power quality indices. Grid quality. Actions to prevent and correct electrical disturbances. Protections and regulations for electrical grid.


Compulsory materials

Documentation of the subject's web page. Accessible at:

Basic bibliography

B. C. Kuo, F. Golnaraghi. Automatic control systems (8th Edition). Ed. John willey & sons.

B. C. Kuo, F. Golnaraghi. Discrete time systems (2nd Edition). Ed. Prentice-Hall

MathWorks. An Introduction to Writing S-Functions for the MPC 5553.

National Instriments. Getting started with LabVIEW, Texas: 2012.

National Instriments. Getting started with the LabVIEW Real-Time module, Texas: 2005.

National Instruments. LabVIEW 2012 Help.

F28M35H52C Concerto Microcontrollers (Texas Instruments).

C2000 F28M3x Microcontrollers (Texas Instruments).

TMS28335/235 Data Manual (Texas Instruments).

Daniel W. Hart. Power Electronics. Prentice Hall.

Muhammad H. Rashid. Power Electronics. Prentice Hall

James Momoh.Smart Grid: Fundamentals of Design and Analysis (IEEE Press Series on Power Engineering).

Honda Power Equipment: Owner¿s Manual GX120-GX160, Honda Motor CO. LTD.

Reglamento Electrotécnico de Baja Tensión y sus Instrucciones Técnicas Complementarias. Ibergarceta Publicaciones, S.L 2011.

Meier, Alexandra von. Electric Power Systems: A Conceptual Introduction. John Wiley & Sons, 2006.

IEEE Standard 519 Recommended Practices and Requirements for Harmonic Control in Electrical Power Systems.

In-depth bibliography

H.-P. Halvorsern. OPC and Real-Time systems in LabVIEW. Faculty of Technology, Porsgrunn (Norway): 2012.

Microcontrollers in solar applications, Texas Instruments, Dallas 2013.

Developing a smart HEV/EV infrastructure-based charger, Texas Instruments, Dalas 2012.

Ion Boldea & Lucian Tutela. Electric Machines. CRC Press. Taylor and Francis Group.

Bimal K. Bose. Power Electronics and Variable Frequency Drives. IEEE Press.

Department of Energy of USA: The smart Grid - an introduction, 2008

Bollen, M.H.J., Hger, M., Power quality: interaction between distributed energy resources, the grid and other customers. Electric Power Quality and Utilisation Magazine 1(1), 2005.


Renewable Energy (Elsevier)

Applied Energy (Elsevier)

Electric Power Systems Research (Elsevier)

Energy (Elsevier)

Journal of Power Sources (Elsevier)


XSL Content

Suggestions and requests