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IGCS Summer School 2019

Thursday, 04 April 2019 10:20

Smart Grids - Electricity networks as the backbone of a carbon neutral

Smart Grids – Electricity networks as the backbone of a carbon neutral society!

June 15 – 26 2019

TU Dresden, Germany



Converting our actual energy systems into carbon neutral structures imply the replacement of fossil fuel powered generation to renewable generation. This revolution can be seen by Germany exiting nuclear power generation until 2022 and exiting coal based power generation until 2038. In India the share of renewable energy resources in the energy mix has reached 33% in 2018 and will develop further. To anticipate the social development, India will install additional 100 GW of solar power generation, whereas 40 GW is dedicated to rooftop solar in rural areas and city districts where social development is needed. In terms of the power grids it can be stated, that these developments forcing the grids towards a major transition. The need of integrating renewables, spread of power electronics in all types of applications, climate change, communication technologies, use of electric vehicles requires new concepts and technologies to enable a reliable and resilient power grid. Power grids are poised to become smarter in order to be able handle all these new requirements. During the lectures, the students will learn amongst other contents concepts of electrical energy networks, stakeholder interactions, sector coupling, grid components and power grids under the aspects of economy, ecology and regulation. Group projects will work on these topics as well as on e-mobility, rural electrification and social aspects and the integration of distributed energy resources. Experts from academia and industry will teach and accompany the students throughout the school. Excursions and leisure activities will complete the program.


How to apply? Where can I find more information?

We invite university students in Germany and Indian students to apply for the participation at the school. Eligible to apply are Master and PhD students. Accepted students will receive a scholarship and a travel grant (German students travel reimbursement) which is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) with funds from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).


Application period for students from Germany runs until April 22 2019 23:59 o’clock CET. Interested students apply through this online form:




More information about the school you can find on our IGCS homepage: