Electrical Power Management


After this course students will be able to:

- Understand key issues of electrical energy management by placing them properly under the following perspectives: supply / demand and power quality;

- Know how to apply key techniques of rational use of energy;

- Design active systems of energy management, including building management systems;

- Analyse and interpret data regarding power quality;

- Participate in energy audits.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

João Francisco Alves Martins, Rui Miguel Amaral Lopes


Weekly - 4

Total - 56

Teaching language



Electrical theory


Main bibliography

  • Evan Mills, “Building Commissioning - A Golden Opportunity for Reducing Energy Costs and Greenhouse Gas Emissions,” Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley, July 21, 2009
  • Garde, Francois / Ayoub, Josef / Aelenei, Daniel / Aelenei, Laura / Scognamiglio, Alessandra (eds.), “Solution Sets for Net-Zero Energy Buildings: Feedback from 30 Buildings Worldwide,” Wiley, April 2017 
  • Albert Thumann, Terry Niehus, William J. Younger, “HANDBOOK OF ENERGY AUDITS,” The Fairmont Press, Inc, CRC Press, 9ed, 2013

Teaching method

The concepts and techniques are explained by the teacher in the classroom. In classes students will test their knowledge by solving problems and discussing concrete case studies.

Evaluation method

Students are assessed through three examinations (35% + 35% + 30%).

Mandatory participation in the laboratory/demonstration classes.

Subject matter

Electric Power Management - Introduction
Energy Efficiency and Commissioning
Power Quality
Energy Efficiency in Drive Systems
Energy Efficiency in Buildings
Energy Audits


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