ECE: Electrical & Computer Engineering

ECE 5324 Power System Planning


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ECE 5324 Power System Planning (3C)

A study of generation planning, bulk power supply systems, production costing analysis and load forecasting. Dispersed generation. Electric power system reliability and stability.

What is the reason for this course?

Issues related to the planning and evaluation of an electric power system need to be studied for successful design of a new system, or improvement of an existing one. This course will provide the background material to prepare the student for analyzing various elements that constitute the power system planning function.

Typically offered: Fall. Program Area: Power.

Prerequisites: 4334.

Why are these prerequisites or corequisites required?

This course requires an understanding of principles of Power System Analysis including load flow, stability and dispatch as obtained from 4334.

Department Syllabus Information:

Major Measurable Learning Objectives:
  • use the tools required to analyze and evaluate an electric power system for generation planning and load forecasting, and
  • execute production costing analysis and long term generation expansion plans in a deregulated environment

Course Topics
Topic Percentage
Restructured power system 10%
Load forecasting 15%
Reliability and availability 15%
Generation planning 20%
Bulk power transmission planning 20%
Transient and dynamic stability 10%
Production costing analysis 10%

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