Training Program


Smart Grid and Home Energy Management Technology, Software, and Applications


Short course prepared for visiting engineers from Yildiz Technical University
Virginia Tech Advanced Research Institute in Arlington, VA, Sept. 7-16, 2012.

This short course was designed to provide basic and intermediate level content dealing with the technology, standards, regulations and best practices in connection with the smart grid and home energy management systems. The teaching and research staff from the Yildiz Technical University in Istanbul, Turkey attending this course were provided with a working knowledge about the design and operation of the smart grid and the smart plug including its various sensing, communication, control and operating protocols. The first five days of the workshop were conducted at the Virginia Tech Advanced Research Institute in Arlington, VA and the remaining part took place at Syracuse University in New York state. The daily program is shown below:


Day Topics Covered
Friday, Sept. 07

  • Introduction
  • Standards
  • Smart Grid: Future
  • Smart Grid: Utility
  • Smart Grid: Environment
  • Smart Grid: Regulators

Saturday, Sept. 08

  • Smart Grid: Communication
  • Communication Standards
  • Demand Response
  • Home Energy Manangement Systems

Sunday, Sept. 09

  • ZigBee
  • Smart Plug Design
  • Lab Sessions

Monday, Sept. 10

  • Smart Grid: Storage
  • Smart Distribution
  • SCE Demo
  • Renewables

Tuesday, Sept. 11

  • Smart Grid: Distribution
  • Smart Meters
  • Deployment Experience