Power Systems Operation and Control

Module Title - Power Systems Operation and Control
Number of credits – 20

Module description

This module deals with modern power system operational and control problems and associated advanced solution techniques. State estimation, contingency analysis, load-frequency control and automatic generation control. Load flow analysis and stability modelling and control.

By the end of the module you will be able to:

  • Explain the structure of electrical power transmission & distribution systems
  • Calculate power flows and voltage profiles of electrical power transmission & distribution systems using analytical methods and computational tools.
  • Perform calculations on fault levels and fault protection systems.
  • Derive the solution methods of economic dispatch for a multi-area system and apply the Lagrange’s method to the economic dispatch of thermal units.
  • Explain the automatic generation control.
  • Perform a small-signal analysis of power systems.
  • Perform a voltage stability analysis of power systems.
  • Perform a transient stability analysis of power systems.
  • Explain and derive the weighted least-squares state estimation method of an electric power systems
  • Explain the basic functions of modern control centres and security control.

Teaching and assessment:

  • Semester 2
  • Assessment:

    A written, unseen examination of 2 hours, answering 3 questions from 4 (50%), and a written report of 5,000 words (approximately 20 pages) on a simulation (50%)