Control and Operation of Electric Power Systems

This course extends 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 on advanced concepts and operational principles concerning the economic and secure operation of electric power systems.

Meet your instructor

Petros Aristidou

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.


The following course knowledge is a prerequisite for this course:

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


  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)


  • 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


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. Synchronous Motors/Generators
  • Moodle Link


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