ECE 53200 - Computational Methods for Power System Analysis

Lecture Hours: 3 Credits: 3

Counts as:
CMPE Special Content Elective
EE Elective

Normally Offered: Each Fall

ECE 43200 and must be enrolled as a junior, senior or graduate classification.

Catalog Description:
System modeling of three-phase power networks. Computational methods and problem formulation related to load flow and fault studies, and economic dispatch of electric power systems. Assigned projects will involve implementing some of the methods and conducting simple studies.

Course Objectives:
An introduction to modern power system analysis and computer methods used in planning and operating electric power systems.

Required Text(s): None.

Recommended Text(s):
  1. Class notes and technical journal papers.
  2. Power System Analysis, 4th Edition, J. Grainger & W. Stevenson, McGraw-Hill, 1994, ISBN No. 0-07-061293-5.

Learning Outcomes:

A student who successfully fulfills the course requirements will have demonstrated:
  1. A knowledge of formulation and solution techniques applied to normal operation of large power systems. [1,2,3]
  2. A knowledge of calculations methods and protection applied to abnormal power systems operation. [1,2]
  3. A knowledge of optimization methods applied to power system operations: economic dispatch, optimal power flow. [1,2,3]

Lecture Outline:

Weeks Topics
1 Introduction, network models
5 Load flow formulations, solution methods and techniques: Gauss Seidel, Newton's Fast Decoupled methods; factorization and ordering techniques. Load flow studies
6 Fault calculations and power system protection, fault studies
3 Optimization techniques: economic dispatch and optimal power flow formulation