ECE 61020 - Operation of Modern Power Systems

Lecture Hours: 3 Credits: 3

Areas of Specialization(s):

Energy Sources and Systems

Counts as:
CMPE Special Content Elective
EE Elective

Normally Offered: Spring - odd years

ECE 31032 or ECE 43200 (or equivalent); ECE 58000 or equivalent (may be taken concurrently)

Requisites by Topic:
Elements of power system engineering; optimization fundamentals

Catalog Description:
Introduction to modern power system operations. Economic dispatch of assets as a constrained optimization problem, and solution methods. The unit commitment problem formulation, and solution methods. Power flow solution methods. Security-constrained economic dispatch and unit commitment. The optimal power flow. Automatic generation control. Operation of power markets.

Required Text(s):
  1. Power Generation, Operation, and Control, 3rd Edition, A. J. Wood, B. F. Wollenberg, and G. B. Sheble, Wiley, 2014, ISBN No. 978-0-471-79055-6.
Recommended Text(s):
  1. Convex Optimization of Power Systems, J. A. Taylor, Cambridge, 2015, ISBN No. 978-1-107-07687-7.

Lecture Outline:

Weeks Major Topics
1 Introduction to modern power systems
2 Economic dispatch
3 Unit commitment
3 Power flow
1 Security-constrained economic dispatch and unit commitment
4 Optimal power flow
1 Automatic generation control