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ECE 5314 - Power System Operation and Control (3C)

Course Description

A course dealing with modern power system operational and control problems and solution techniques. State estimation, contingency analysis, load-frequency control and automatic generation control. Load flow analysis and external equivalents for steady-state operations.

Why take this course?

The technology of Power System Operations and Control has undergone significant changes during the past several years and it is essential to include these changes in our Graduate Power Program.

Learning Objectives

  • understand the solution methods of economic dispatch and static state estimation and explain the automatic generation control of a multi-area system;
  • apply the gradient and the Newton’s method to unconstrained nonlinear optimization problems;
  • apply the Lagrange’s method to the economic dispatch of thermal units;
  • explain the automatic generation control and carry out a small-signal analysis of a multi-area system;
  • understand and derive the weighted least-squares state estimation method of an electric power system.