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

Department of Electrical Engineering
University of Washington

Power System Analysis

This course covers the essentials of power system planning and operation. Analytical techniques, modeling and computer simulations are presented for a number of important power system topics that are encounters by power engineers in utilities and large industrial installations.

Target Audience

Electric utility employees who need greater understanding of system operation.
System operators who want greater understanding of the technology.
Public agency and regulatory staff with responsibility for electric power issues.
Engineers without in-depth background in power systems
Power system managers who don't have a power engineering background.

Course Topics:

Introduction and Basic Concepts

Power plants
Transmission lines
Distribution systems
Switch gear and Protection
Real and Reactive powers
Three-phase systems

Transmission Line and Cable Parameters

Inductive reactance
Capacitive reactance
Bundled Conductors

Transmission line and Cable models

Short Transmission Lines
Medium Length Lines
Long Lines

Power and Frequency Control

Turbine Governor
Power/Frequency model
Power flow control

Reactive Power and Voltage Control

Sources of reactive powers
Reactive power/voltage model
Reactive Power/Voltage control

Load Flow

Real and Reactive Power Flow
Load Flow Equations
Solutions of Load Flow Equations

Fault Analysis

Causes of Faults in Power Systems
Symmetrical three-phase faults
Unsymmetrical faults
Neutral impedance

Stability Analysis

Concept of stability
Steady State Stability Limits
Power system Kinetic Energies
Swing Equations
Equal Area Criterion
Transient Stability

Economic Operation

Unit Commitment
Optimum Dispatch
Optimum Power Flow