ECE 61020 - Operation of Modern Power Systems

Course Details

Lecture Hours: 3 Credits: 3

Areas of Specialization:

  • Power and Energy Devices and Systems

Counts as:

  • EE Elective
  • CMPE Selective - Special Content

Normally Offered:

Spring - odd years


On-campus only


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