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Power System Analysis and Control

The objective of this course is to present methods that are commonly practiced in power system analysis and control, to give the student 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 – static performance of speed governor 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 Benefits:

  • 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
  • Learn how power flow analysis is formulated and solved
  • Understand symmetrical component modeling and its application in balanced and unbalanced fault analysis
  • Learn transient stability concept and issues

Course Typically Offered: Online in Fall quarter

Prerequisite: EE-40174 Fundamentals of Electric Power 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 unexengr@ucsd.edu.

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

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