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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 course presents the basic elements and concepts associated to the technical operation of power systems and their tools for analysis.

Learning Outcomes

� Describe the typical topology of a power system and comprehend the most important historical, economical and technological reasons behind its arrangement
� Be able to explain the operating principle behind each major component of a power system (synchronous generators, transformers and transmission lines), state their models and relate each component in the models to the physical phenomena they represent.
� Be able to formulate and solve the power flow problem for a given network using several numerical techniques
� Formulate AC, DC, fault and transient solution methods and apply them to representative power system problems
� Develop basic understanding of power system stability


� Overview of power systems: topological characteristics, challenges and future trends
� 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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