For the student exchange a student from TU Dresden is at Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology. Her task is to assist with the development of learning and teaching material for the smart grid courses. The focus lays on practical lab task in data security and data protection in Smart Grid systems. This includes task such as, using the NM-AIST lab equipment to simulating different attack scenarios e.g. network traffic sniffing, man-in-the-middle attacks and power load analyses for user behaviour tracking.
A master’s student from Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology is visiting Stellenbosch University as one of the exchange students. She said: “what I am doing here in Stellenbosch is attending some courses on smart grid technology and renewable energy technology which are very essential for my research.”
Further, she is working on a smart grid based research on demand side management of electricity, whereby the demand management will be done on the forecasted data using different methods like time of use tariffs, direct load control, load shifting and energy efficiency. Currently, she is working on short term prediction of electricity demand.
During the student exchange one student from TU Dresden is on an interchange at Stellenbosch University. He is working on designing a printed circuit board to measure the impedance of inverters and transformers connected to the grid. A further task he will assist in is the creation of course materials in the fields of power electronics for the Structured M.Eng in Smart Grid Technology at Stellenbosch University.
The first students arrived for their exchange at TU Dresden. The focus of the exchange is on knowledge exchange in the fields of Smart Grid, ICT, data security and data protection as well as an exchange about the different academic structures. The students visiting modules at TU Dresden and support the consortium with there knowledge on smart grid technologies.