70228023 (Power System Analysis and Control)

Course Name: Power System Analysis and Control

Course Number: 70228023

Program: Graduate program

Type: Required

Credits: 3

Term Offered: Fall

Prerequisite(s): Principle of Electric Circuit, Steady-state Analysis of Power Systems, Fault Analysis of Power Systems

Instructor(s): Chen Shen


Yixin Ni, Shousun Chen and Baolin Zhang, Theories and Analysis Methods about Dynamic Power Systems, Tsinghua University Press, 2002. (In Chinese)

Boming Zhang, Shousun Chen and Zheng Yan, Advanced Analysis of Power Grid, Tsinghua University Press, 2007. (In Chinese)


Prabha Kundur, Power System Stability and Control, McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc, 2001.

Allen J Wood and Bruce F Wollenberg, Power Generation, Operation and Control (2nd edition), John Wiley & Sons, Inc. and Tsinghua University Press, 2003

Course Description:

The course is to introduce and explore a number of engineering and economic matters involved in planning, operating, and controlling power generation and transmission systems in electric utilities.

Course Objectives and Outcomes:

Numbers in brackets are linked to department educational outcomes.

1.Students should know the constitution of power systems, their operation in an economic mode and their control;  [1, 3]

2.Students should be acquainted with methods of modeling a power system; comprehend the mathematical models of power system components, such as generators, transformers, transmission lines and loads. Be able to analyze the steady-state and dynamic behaviors of the system based on power system models. [5, 6, 10, 11]

3.Students should learn mathematical optimization methods and apply them to practical operating problems. [1, 3, 11]

4.Students should understand power system stability problems and grasp the ideas of different control approaches that mitigate these stability problems. [1, 3,10,11]

Course Topics:

1. Introduce the structure of modern power systems and identify different levels of control.

2. Power generation characteristics;

3. Economic dispatch and the general economic dispatch problem;

4. Using dynamic programming for solving economic dispatch and other optimization problems;

5. Power flow equations and solutions, transmission losses;

6. The unit commitment problem and solution methods;

7. Generation scheduling problem and solution methods; Generation scheduling in systems with limited energy supplies; The hydrothermal coordination problem;

8. Generation system reliability concepts;

9. Automatic generation control (AGC);

10.Energy management system and advanced applications in it, for example, the state estimation;

11.Characteristics of major element of power systems and their appropriate mathematical models, such as generators, excitation systems, prime movers, ac and d transmission, loads;

12.Different categories of power system stability. Emphasis is placed on physical understanding of many facets of the stability phenomena. Methods of analysis along with control measures for mitigation of stability problems will be described in detail.

Course Assessment:

  Final exam score, 100 points.