The BRADLEY DEPARTMENT of ELECTRICAL and COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Graduate PROGRAMS

Course Information

Description

A course dealing with modern power system operational and control problems and solution techniques. State estimation, contingency analysis, load-frequency control and automatic generation control. Load flow analysis and external equivalents for steady-state operations.

Why take this course?

The technology of Power System Operations and Control has undergone significant changes during the past several years and it is essential to include these changes in our Graduate Power Program.

Prerequisites

4334

A familiarity with the principles of power system analysis as taught in ECE 4334. Techniques of formulating and solving the load flow problem should be known to the student.

Major Measurable Learning Objectives

  • understand the solution methods of economic dispatch and static state estimation and explain the automatic generation control of a multi-area system;
  • apply the gradient and the Newton’s method to unconstrained nonlinear optimization problems;
  • apply the Lagrange’s method to the economic dispatch of thermal units;
  • explain the automatic generation control and carry out a small-signal analysis of a multi-area system;
  • understand and derive the weighted least-squares state estimation method of an electric power system.

Course Topics

Topic

Percentage of Course

Load Flow review 15%
Steady State Equivalents 20%
Contingency analysis 20%
Static State Estimation 15%
Tie-line bias control 15%
Automatic Generation Control 15%