Modern Energy Management Systems

Course Description

Explore the design principles and practical applications of modern energy management systems, ISOs, and RTOs. Examine hardware,software, communications, and user interfaces. Develop a clear understanding of the philosophy of modern power system operations and the role of energy management systems, their design, and actual implementation. Survey past and current practices, as well as trends in the state-of-the-art design of energy management systems. Discuss new requirements imposed by deregulation, open access, and competition.

NOTE: A field trip and guided tour of the Georgia Power Company control center will take place on the last day (4:00-7:00pm - transportation provided).

Course ID: ELEC 3504P
Course Format: Classroom

Available Classroom Sections

Start Date End Date Registration Deadline Format Location Cost CRN
Section Details Mar 12, 2019 Mar 14, 2019 Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 23:59 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,430 19001
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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
14575 Nov 19, 2014 Nov 21, 2014 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,400
15599 Mar 7, 2016 Mar 9, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,430
17251 Mar 13, 2017 Mar 15, 2017 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,430
18412 Mar 14, 2018 Mar 16, 2018 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,430

Who Should Attend

Electric power utility engineers in energy management system design, ISO or RTO design, operations, and planning studies, consulting and manufacturing engineers, engineers with equipment supply companies of hardware/software components for energy management systems, engineers involved in utility work, university power system educators and graduate students

How You Will Benefit

  • Study the control and operation of modern power systems.

  • Review hardware architectures (SCADA, IEDs, computers, and communication components), communication software, applications software, and user interfaces.

  • Examine real-time control functions performed by modern energy management systems.

  • Review modern user interfaces and visualization methods and discuss new needs and emerging practices imposed by deregulation and open access.


  • Modern energy managemernt systems
  • State estimation
  • Economic operation
  • Network security
  • The smart grid
  • Modern scada systems
  • Distribution management system
  • Practical overview



  • Power System Modeling Control and Operation by A.P. Meliopoulos; Book Draft, 800 pages

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: A.P. "Sakis" Meliopoulos, Ph.D.