Integrated Demand Side Technologies

Date: 8 – 13 April and 26 August – 1 September
Presenters: Prof Johan Vermeulen; Dr B Bekker and Dr Graeme Chown
Estimated cost: R10 500
Field Of Study: The Smart Grid and renewable energy
Department Name: Electrical and Electronic Engineering


The objective of this course is the modelling and simulation of power plants and a complete power system. The perspective of this course is a view from the energy demand, or user, side of a network. The field-specific knowledge considered and applied in this module is:

  • Quality of supply
  • Load models and modelling strategies
  • Short-term load forecasting
  • Load growth modelling for network planning
  • Demand side management (load shifting, energy efficiency, demand response)
  • Concepts within measurement & verification
  • Advanced metering infrastructure and data management
  • Tariff design (pricing signals, real-time pricing, reseller scenarios)
  • Mini- and microgrids (topologies, control, optimisation)

The above will also be further highlighted by discussion of pertinent experience from application practice, evaluating the application of empirical data and presentation of illustrative examples.

Suitable Background: Professional 4-year Bachelor’s degree/Bachelor Honours degree or Equivalent Qualification/Experience
Certificate Type: Attendance
Duration: 1 week
Presentation Language: English
Contact Person Name: Diana Kruger
Contact Person Email:
Contact Person Phone: (021) 808 4936
Latest Year Offered: 2018

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