**Title:** POWER SYSTEM
ANALYSIS

**Credits:** 4

**Coordinator:** Daniel S.
Kirschen, Close Professor of Electrical Engineering

**Goals:** To learn the
modeling and computational techniques used in power system planning and
operation.

**Learning
Objectives: **At
the end of the course, the students should be able to

*Analyze*the steady-state performance of a power system*Perform*power flow computations and*interpret*the results of these computations*Identify*what actions should be taken to improve the voltage profile or the line flows in a power system*Perform*economic dispatch calculations

**Textbook:** J. Duncan Glover,
Mulukutla S. Sarma, Thomas J. Overbye,* Power Systems Analysis and Design*,
Sixth Edition, 2016, CENGAGE Learning.

**Prerequisites
by Topic:**

- Three phase circuits
- Transformers
- Synchronous machines
- Real and reactive power concepts

**Topics:**

- Models of power system components (generators, load, transmission lines)
- Techniques for modeling large power systems
- Formulation of the power flow problem
- Solution of the power flow problem using the Newton-Raphson Method
- Control of power system frequency
- Control of power system voltage

**Course
Structure:**
The class meets for 4 hours of lectures/discussion per week. Weekly homework is
assigned. Students must also develop and test a computer program that perform a
power flow calculation.

**Computer
Resources:**
Computer Program for Power Flow Analysis, MATLAB, Python

**Laboratory
Resources:**
Computers for instruction in EE labs

**Grading:** Homework 25%,
Computer projects 25%, Midterm 25%, Final exam 25%.

**Outcome
Coverage:**

1. (H) **Problems**
- *An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems
by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics:* This
course has an extensive component of power system modeling and analysis.
Mathematical models of power system components are integrated into a system.
Students use circuit analysis techniques to calculate the voltages, currents,
and power flows in a power system. Students use numerical algorithms to solve
the power flow problems. Basic optimization techniques are needed to determine
the economic dispatch of a power system. The class includes various examples of
power system operational problems such as line overloads and under-voltage
conditions. Students are asked to identify unacceptable system operating
conditions and to identify ways to meet the operating constraints. Homework
problems require the students to identify the proper models and calculation
techniques for power system problems.

2. (M)*
***Design** - *An ability to apply engineering design to produce
solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health,
safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and
economic factors: * In the computer projects, students are asked to
formulate the operating constraints, calculate the operating values of the
system, determine if the system meets the operating limits and identify the
remedial actions. A state-of-the-art power flow software package is used for
the power flow problems. Students also design a computer program to perform
power flow computations.

3. (L) **Communication** - *An ability to communicate
effectively with a range of audiences: * Students submit written reports on
their computer projects.

4. (H)* ***Responsibility** - *An ability to
recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations
and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering
solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts:* The
lectures and discussion address the broad economic, social and political
context in which power systems are built and operated. Students are encouraged
to take these non-technical constraints into consideration when studying power
system operation and development.

**Originally
Prepared By**:
Rich. Christie

**Revised
by: **Daniel
Kirschen

**Last
revised:**
4/17/2018