Power systems I

This course intends to provide you with a fundamental understanding of the key equipment and their functionality in electric power systems.

You should register to the Microsoft Teams of the course since a lot of the teaching happens there.

Time and place

Anymore courses are run online

Learning outcome

On completion of this module, students should be able to:

  • explain the functioning and modelling of the main components in a power system
  • understand the principles of planning and operation of power systems
  • be able to solve basic load flow calculations
  • have an overview of future trends in power systems and smart grids
  • appreciate, through basic case studies, the technical challenges in both the design and the operation of power systems


  1. Introduction
  2. Single-phase and three-phase AC systems
  3. The power transformer
  4. The per-unit system
  5. The transmission line
  6. Fundamentals of power system operation
  7. Introduction to rotating machines
  8. Current and future trends in power system operation - the path to the smart grid


Assessment type% of grade
In-semester test20
Lab report30
Final exam50