Smart Energy Laboratory (SEL)
Computational Intelligence Applications (CIA) Laboratory

Department of Electrical Engineering
University of Washington

Power System Dynamics and Control

The Electric power system contains several thousands of major generating units, tens of thousands of transmission lines, millions of transformers, and hundreds of millions of protection and control devices. Managing this staggering number of equipments is a daunting task indeed for power system operators and engineers. One of the main challenging tasks is how to maintain the stable operation of this immense and complex power system at all times.

Power system dynamics and control deals with the ability of every generator in the system to stay in synchronism with the rest of the grid following unexpected disturbances. The course is divided into two parts: the first is analysis where various equipments in power system are studied in terms of its dynamic behavior. The second part is Power system control which deals with the ability of the grid to maintain operation under disturbances.

Intended Audiences:

Utilities engineers
Power system operators
Energy producers engineers
Consultants and researchers in power systems.

Course Outline:

Basic components of electric power system for dynamic studies

Basic models for power system dynamic studies

Synchronous generator
Hydro and steam turbines
Voltage regulators

Basic multi-Machine Models

Dynamic interactions between generating units
Dynamic equivalents

Power system stability

Swing equation
Synchronizing torque
Damping torque
Impact of voltage regulator

Power System Control

Enhancing Damping and Synchronizing torques
Power system stabilizers
PID control
Fast Valving
Braking Resistance