Computer-Aided Power System Modeling

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Computer-Aided Power System Modeling

  • Host University

    Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

  • Location

    Madrid, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites


    Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Computer-aided power system modeling (222 - 13998)
    Study: Bachelor in Electrical Power Engineering
    Semester 2/Spring Semester
    3RD Year Course/Upper Division


    Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering

    Competences and Skills that will be Acquired and Learning Results:

    The student will be able to:
    - Explain the differences between a electromagnetic transients program and a electromechanical transients program
    - Explain the scope of the power system analysis software tool PSS/E
    - Enumerate the data needed to solve a power flow
    - Use these data to solve a power flow in PSS/E
    - Perform a contingency analysis in PSS/E
    - Perform a voltage stability analysis in PSS/E
    - Perform an optimal power flow in PSS/E
    - Enumerate the data needed to simulate a severe perturbation in a power system
    - Use these data to execute a dynamic simulation in PSS/E
    - Extract relevant information from the output of a dynamic simulation
    - Perform these tasks in PSS/E automatically

    Description of Contents/Course Description:

    - Electromagnetic transient simulation
    - Power flow
    - Contingency analysis
    - Economic dispatch
    - Voltage stability
    - Optimal power flow
    - Electromechanical transient simulation
    - Synchronous generator models
    - Protections

    Learning Activities and Methodology:

    Classroom sessions, in which the teacher will explain the theoretical contents.

    Practical sessions in a computer room. The student will use software tools commonly used by the electric utilities, specially PSS/E. The student will apply the theoretical concepts to practical examples.

    Assessment System:

    The continuous assessment mark is A*T, where
    A is the attendance mark
    T is the mark of the works performed along the course.

    If the grade obtained in the continuous assessment is equal or more than 6 over 10, then it is not necessary to do the end-of-term examination. In this case, the final grade will be that of the continuous assessment.

    Basic Bibliography:

    Grainger, Stevenson. Power System Analysis. McGraw-Hill.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.


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