CET750 Renewable Energy Systems in Smart Grids III

Course Provider

School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE)



Academic Unit



The objectives of this course are to facilitate the fundamentals of microgrids. Hydro and marine energy, advanced demand side management (DSM), and vehicle-to-grid will be introduced in detail in this course.

This course is part of:

- Graduate Certificate in Power Engineering
- FlexiMasters in Power Engineering

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At the end of the course, learners  are able to:

1. obtain an in-depth understanding of the elements of microgrids.

2. obtain an in-depth knowledge of micro hydro and marine energy.

3. obtain the in-depth knowledge and understanding of demand side management with the two main programs.

4. obtain an in-depth knowledge of electric vehicles and vehicle-to-grid as well as the corresponding design and operation.

Fundamentals of Microgrids

This course first recalls the elements of power systems and smart grids. The definition, components, controls and optimization of microgrids will be presented subsequently.

Micro Hydroand Marine Energy

This course presents the fundamental of hydro and marine energy. For hydro, the course will provide an overview and discuss micro hydro, energy calculation and optimum flow rate, and types of turbines. For marine, an overview and available technologies will be included.

Demand Side Management

This course focuses on demand side management. Two programs will be introduced including energy efficiency and demand response. For demand response, the following topics will be discussed: Overview, Classification, Evaluation, Ancillary service and OPF formulation.

Vehicle to Grid

This course presents the fundamental of vehicle-to-grid. Electric vehicles and vehicle-to-grid will be introduced. For electric vehicles, some topics such as history, classification, efficiency, and challenges will be discussed. The definition and operation of vehicle-to-grid will be also introduced.

For engineers who wish to upgrade their technical knowledge and skills in the area of power and energy engineering, which can be applied in the power supply industry.

Standard Course Fee: S$1,635

SSG Funding Support

 Course fee

Course fee payable after SSG funding, if eligible under various schemes


BEFORE funding & GST

AFTER funding & 9% GST

Singapore Citizens (SCs) and Permanent Residents (PRs) (Up to 70% funding)



Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS)


SCs aged ≥ 40 years old
SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES)
(Up to 90% funding)

  • Standard course fee is inclusive of GST.
  • NTU/NIE alumni may utilise their $1,600 Alumni Course Credits. Click here for more information.


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Asst Prof Hung Dinh Nguyen

Asst Prof Hung Dinh Nguyen
School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Cluster Director
Renewables’ Integration & Microgrids
Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N)

Hung Dinh Nguyen received his Ph.D. degree in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2017. He joined Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, as an assistant professor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in 2018. He is the Siebel Scholar class of 2017 on Energy Science. He worked on a number of joint projects supported by NSF and DOE and in collaboration with ISO New England, LANL, and PNNL. 

His current research interests lie in complex systems; nonlinear dynamics and stability; power system operation, control, and optimization; Dynamic Security Assessment/Energy Management System; and smart grids. For more details on his research publication, visit his Google Scholar​.

CET742 Power Electronic Converters I1
CET743 Power Electronic Converters II1
CET744 Power Electronic Converters II1
CET745 Power Quality I1
CET746 Power Quality II1
CET747 Power Quality III1
CET748 Renewable Energy Systems in Smart Grids I1
CET749 Renewable Energy Systems in Smart Grids II1
CET751 Power System Operation and Planning I1
CET752 Power System Operation and Planning II1
CET753 Power System Operation and Planning III1
CET754 Power System Modelling and Control I1
CET755 Power System Modelling and Control II1
CET756 Power System Modelling and Control III1

Listed courses are:

  • Credit-bearing and stackable to Graduate Certificate in Power Engineering (total 9AUs) and FlexiMasters in Power Engineering (total 15AUs).
  • SSG funded and SkillsFuture Credit approved.