Power Systems Analysis

University of Queensland

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Power Systems Analysis

  • Host University

    University of Queensland

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Electrical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

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

    Course Description
    Overview of power system modelling, load flow analysis, symmetrical & unsymmetrical fault calculation, economic operation, power system stability, basic methods of power system reliability. Loss of load & energy indices.


    Course Introduction
    Modern power systems have grown larger with many interconnections between neighbouring power systems. Proper planning, operation and control of such large power systems require advanced computer based techniques. This course will provide a strong foundation in classical methods and modern techniques in power systems for senior level electrical engineering students.  Course content includes the concepts of power system for various normal and fault conditions. The course will train students with modern computer-based techniques for solving a wide range of power system problems, which includes load flow, balanced and unbalanced faults and transient stability analyses. This course will also provide knowledge about the challenges faced by the electricity industry due to proliferation of distributed generation and customer's active participation.


    Learning Objectives
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:

    1  Apply the basic modelling of power system components for steady state system analysis
    2  Apply the appropriate methodologies to solve power system steady state operating conditions
    3  Solve load flow problems of large power systems with appropriate models of transmission line, transformer, generator and loads
    4  Analyse symmetrical and unsymmetrical faults in power systems
    5  Explain why stability is important to normal operation of power systems
    6  Apply basic stability techniques into power system analysis 
    7  Solve power system analysis problems using POWERWORLD software to fulfil certain specifications of generation, transmission and demand
    8  Understand basics of power systems structure in a deregulated environment
    9  Explain Power Distribution network and voltage regulation


    Class Contact
    3 Lecture hours, 1 Tutorial hour, 1 Practical or Laboratory hour

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