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Learn methods commonly practiced

in power system analysis and control. Students will acquire the basic understanding of the theories and methodologies involved. The approach is designed to develop students’ thinking process, enabling them to reach sound understanding of a broad range of topics related to power system, particularly with the aid of numerical computing software, and motivating their interest in the electrical power industry. Topics covered include: using system modeling for large-scale power networks; network admittance and impedance matrix formation; power flow analysis; special power flow studies; symmetrical component modeling; balanced and unbalanced fault analysis; and transient stability studies.

Course Highlights:

  • Steady-State Analysis: Power Flow Methods – formulation, solution methods, computer analysis of power flow, power transfer capability, transmission losses, and voltage stability, symmetrical components and its application in fault analysis
  • Automatic Generation Control – governors steady-state speed characteristics known as droop control are modeled, conceptualize control area and multi-control-area systems
  • Examine various components of Area Control Error (ACE)
  • Power System Economic Dispatch – characteristics, operating in a deregulated environment, economic distribution of load within units of a plant and between plants

Course Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn methods commonly practiced in power systems analysis and control
  • Gain understanding of a broad range of topics related to power systems particularly with the aid of numerical computing software
  • Demonstrate how power flow analysis is formulated and solved
  • Explain symmetrical component modeling and its application in balanced and unbalanced fault analysis
  • Define transient stability concept and issues

Hardware (required): Working speakers and microphone.

Software: MATLAB and Simulink Student Suite available through Mathworks.

Course Typically Offered: Online in Winter and Summer quarters.

Prerequisite: A BS in Electrical Engineering and or equivalent knowledge and experience.

Next Step: After completing this course, consider take EE-40171 Electrical Energy Storage to continue learning.

Contact: For more information about this course, please email

Course Number: EE-40173
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Power Systems Engineering

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