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ELEC60012 Electrical Energy Systems

Lecturer(s): Dr Balarko Chaudhuri; Dr Fei Teng


Power networks are systems of unquestionable importance to fulfil the energy demands of our society. This module presents you with the basic elements and concepts associated to the technical operation of power systems and their tools for analysis.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

1. Use per-unit systems for analysis of power networks
2. Explain the operating principle and describe the static models of synchronous machines, transformers and transmission lines
3. Perform power flow analysis using Gauss-Seidel technique
4. Conduct short circuit analysis for balanced and unbalanced faults
5. Analyse steady-state and transient stability of simple power systems


Basic theory of three phase systems; Theory of operation and models for synchronous machines; Theory of operation and models for transformers and their variants; Use of a per-unit system in power networks; Transmission line models; Review of solution methods for non-linear equations; Statement and solution strategies of the power flow problem; Voltage, frequency, active and reactive power control; Optimal operation of power systems; Fault analyses; Power system stability: swing equation and equal-area criterion.
Exam Duration: 3:00hrs
Coursework contribution: 0%

Term: Autumn

Closed or Open Book (end of year exam): Closed

Coursework Requirement:
         To be announced

Oral Exam Required (as final assessment): N/A

Prerequisite module(s): None required

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