Electric Power Network Operation and Control

Course Description

Short history of the development of electric power networks control. Basic control functions: data acquisition and surveillance, control, optimisation. Characteristics of data processes and communications systems. Communication and network protocols Data acquisition (telemeters and signals). Application software (SCADA, Network models, Databases, Network display, etc.) Functions and structure of the control centres. Control centres and network control. Structures and functions of software support in control centres. ON-LINE network analysis (state estimation, security assessment, short circuit). OFF-LINE network analysis (power flow, voltage plan, etc.) Distribution network dispatching centres. DMS System functions (voltage drops, short circuit, power losses, optimisation, etc.) Remote control centres in industrial facilities. Software support for the industrial networks control and its connection to production control.

General Competencies

Students will gain basic knowledge in power system operation and control and also the structures of national and regional control centers. Except this, they will adopt the knowledge in application of control center functions (state estimation, load flow, contingency analysis, short circuit). They will learn how to use these functions in everyday engineering practice.

Learning Outcomes

  1. describe the main functions of power system control
  2. explain the basic calculation results
  3. apply the calculation results in power system control
  4. analyze the impact of calculation results on power system operation
  5. plan the power system operation
  6. estimate the power system security

Forms of Teaching

Lectures

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.

Exams

two midterm exams and final exam

Consultations

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

Other

homeworks

Grading Method

Continuous Assessment Exam
Type Threshold Percent of Grade Threshold Percent of Grade
Homeworks 5 % 10 % 5 % 10 %
Mid Term Exam: Written 0 % 40 % 0 %
Final Exam: Written 50 % 50 %
Exam: Written 50 % 90 %

Week by Week Schedule

  1. Short history of the development of electric power networks control.
  2. Basic control functions: data acquisition, control, optimisation.
  3. Characteristics of data processes and communications systems. The main communication and network protocols.
  4. Data aquisition (telemeters and signals) and application software (SCADA, Network models, Databases, Network display, etc.)
  5. Functions and structure of the control centres.
  6. Control centres and network control (national and regional centres).
  7. Structures and functions of software support in national control centres (EMS).
  8. ON-LINE network analysis (state estimation).
  9. ON-LINE network analysis (security assessment, contingency analysis)
  10. ON-LINE network analysis (short circuit).
  11. OFF-LINE network analysis (power flow, voltage plan, etc.)
  12. Distribution network dispatching centres.
  13. DMS System functions (voltage drops, short circuit, power losses, optimisation, etc.)
  14. Remote control centres in industrial facilities.
  15. Software support for the industrial networks operation and control.

Study Programmes

University graduate
Electrical Power Engineering (profile)
Specialization Course (2. semester)

Literature

A. S. DEBS (1988.), Modern Power System Control and Operation, DSI
P. M. ANDERSON, A. A. FOUAD (2002.), Power System Control and Stability, John Wiley & Sons
A. MONTICELLI (1999.), State Estimation in Electric Power Systems, Kluwer

For students

General

ID 57256
  Summer semester
4 ECTS
L1 English Level
L1 e-Learning
30 Lectures
0 Exercises
0 Laboratory exercises
0 Project laboratory

Grading System

90 Excellent
80 Very Good
67 Good
55 Acceptable