Control and Operation of Electric Power Systems

This course extends the into the area of electric power systems based on the courses EEN320 and EEN442. In the first part, it analyzes the dynamic behavior and various control structures. In the second part, it focuses advanced concepts and operational principles concerning economic and secure operation of electric power systems.

Learning outcome

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

  • Describe and analyze the control structures for stable operation of electric power systems;
  • Perform system-wide studies to identify and propose solutions for common dynamic problems; and,
  • Understand, describe, and analyze the economic and secure operation of electric power systems.

Prerequisites

The following course knowledge are prerequisites for this course:

  1. Power systems I (EEN320) or equivalent
  2. Power systems II (EEN442) or equivalent

Syllabus

  1. Revision of power engineering fundamentals
  2. Synchronous machine (simplified and detailed models)
  3. Frequency control (turbine-generation, primary/secondary frequency control, inertia)
  4. Voltage control (Volt-Var control, primary voltage control, AVR, shunt devices, tap-changing transformers, FACTS devices)
  5. Power system stability (angle/voltage/frequency, small-disturbance, transient stability)
  6. Economics of electricity generation (economic dispatch, unit commitment, basic market operations)

Course books

  • A. Gómez-Expósito, A. J. Conejo, and C. A. Canizares, Electric Energy Systems Analysis and Operation, 2nd edition, CRC Press, 2018.
  • D. Glover, M. S. Sarma and T. Overbye, Power System Analysis & Design, 6th edition, Cengage Learning, 2017.
  • A. J. Wood, B. F. Wollenberg and G. B. Sheble, Power generation, operation, and control, 3rd edition, Wiley-IEEE Press, 2014.
  • Ν. Βοβός, Γ. Γιαννακόπουλος, “Έλεγχος και ευστάθεια συστημάτων ηλεκτρικής ενέργειας”, εκδόσεις ΖΗΤΗ, 2008

Delivery

Due to special circumstances, this year the lectures are taking place online. This might be modified according to the requirements and the regulations.

  • Theory delivered through lectures (in class ≈ 32 hours)
  • Practical examples (online ≈ 12 hours)
  • Hardware laboratory work (in lab ≈ 8 hours)
    1. AC Transmission Lines
    2. Synchronous Motors/Generators
  • Wednesday 17:00-21:00 (Zoom platform)

Assessment

Assessment type% of grade
Mini project 1 (literature-based)25
Mini project 2 (software-based)25
Final exam50