Electric Power Networks

Course Description

Development of electric power networks. Types and characteristics of power networls. Power quality. Reactive power compensation and voltage regulation. Voltage regulation. Transmission stability and limits. Steady-state stability. Transient stability. Network grounding. Steady-state security analyses. Dynamic and transient security.

General Competencies

Students will gain the basic knowledge of electric power networks and the main calculations using for dimensioning of electrical equipment. Except this, they will gain the knowledge about voltage regulation and reactive power compensation and power system stability.

Learning Outcomes

  1. describe the main features of power networks
  2. explain the voltage regulation principles of power system
  3. apply the main calculation results for electric equipment dimensioning
  4. analyze and critical review of calculation results
  5. plan the increasing level of power system security
  6. estimate the power system static and dynamic stability

Forms of Teaching


Lectures are given with the use of powerpoint presentations published on the web pages. The lectures are organized through 3 cycles. The first cycle consists of 5 weeks of lectures and 1st midterm exam. Second cycle has 4 weeks of lectures and 2nd midterm exam, while 3rd cycle has 4 weeks of lectures and final exam. The lectures are given in total of 15 weeks, two hours per week.


two midterm exams and final exam


Consultation term is determined on the first lecture in agreement with the students.



Grading Method

Continuous Assessment Exam
Type Threshold Percent of Grade Threshold Percent of Grade
Homeworks 50 % 10 % 50 % 10 %
Mid Term Exam: Written 0 % 40 % 0 %
Final Exam: Written 0 % 50 %
Exam: Written 50 % 90 %

Week by Week Schedule

  1. Development of electric power networks.
  2. Types and characteristics of power networks.
  3. Power quality indicators in transmission and distribution networks.
  4. Reactive power compensation and voltage regulation
  5. The principles of reactive power compensation devices.
  6. Dimensioning of reactive power compensation and location selection
  7. Voltage regulation with network parameters changing.
  8. Voltage regulation with power system operation control.
  9. Power system stability.
  10. Power transmission limit.
  11. Steady-state stability - small disturbances.
  12. Transient stability - equal-area criterion.
  13. Power networks grounding.
  14. Distribution networks grounding through small resistance.
  15. Distribution networks grounding through Petersen reactors.

Study Programmes

University graduate
Electrical Power Engineering (profile)
Specialization Course (3. semester)


J. Grainger, W. Stevenson (1994.), Power System Analysis, McGraw-Hill
J. Arrillaga, C. P. Arnold (1990.), Computer Analysis of Power Systems, John Wiley & Sons
A. S. Debs (1988.), Modern Power System Control and Operation, DSI
M. Ožegović, K. Ožegović (2004.), Električne energetske mreže I-VI, FESB Split
Amir Tokić, Viktor Milardić (2015.), Kvalitet električne energije, PrintCom Tuzla

For students


ID 34443
  Winter semester
L1 English Level
L1 e-Learning
30 Lectures

Grading System

90 Excellent
80 Very Good
67 Good
55 Acceptable