ECE 43200 - Elements of Power System Engineering


This course through Fall 2019, and is now taught as ECE 31032 beginning Fall 2020.

Course Details

Lecture Hours: 3 Credits: 3

Counts as:

  • EE Elective

Normally Offered:

Each Fall


On-campus only


ECE 32100

Catalog Description:

Fundamental concepts of power system analysis, transmission line parameters, basic system models, steady state performance, network calculations, power flow solutions, fault studies, symmetrical components, operating strategies and control.

Course Objectives:

The course is designed to give the student an understanding of the problems encountered in the design and operation of electric power systems.

Required Text(s):

  1. Power System Analysis , J. Grainer and W. Stevenson , McGraw-Hill , 1994 , ISBN No. 0-07-061293-5

Recommended Text(s):


Learning Outcomes:

A student who successfully fulfills the course requirements will have demonstrated:
  1. an understanding of the function of the main components in a power system, and the basis of their circuit models. [1]
  2. an ability to build a system representation from components' circuit models and to apply solution techniques to certain operational needs. [1,2,6]

Lecture Outline:

Weeks Topic(s)
1 Economic operation
2 Basic concepts
2 Transformers
2 Transmission line parameters
1 Transmission line representations
2 Power system modeling
3 Power flow solutions
2 State estimation

Assessment Method: