227-0528-00L  Power System Dynamics, Control and Operation

SemesterSpring Semester 2021
LecturersG. Hug
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


227-0528-00 GPower System Dynamics, Control and Operation4 hrs
Tue08-12ETZ E 8 »
G. Hug

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AbstractThe electric power system is a system that is never in steady state due to constant changes in load and generation inputs. This course is dedicated to the dynamical properties of the electric power grid including how the system state is estimated, generation/load balance is ensured by frequency control and how the system reacts in case of faults in the system. The course includes two excursions.
ObjectiveThe learning objectives of the course are to understand and be able to apply the dynamic modeling of power systems, to compute and discuss the actions of generators based on frequency control, to describe the workings of a synchronous machine and the implications on the grid, to describe and apply state estimation procedures, to discuss the IT infrastructure and protection algorithms in power systems.
ContentThe electric power system is a system that is never in steady state due to constant changes in load and generation inputs. Consequently, the monitoring and operation of the electric power grid is a challenging task. The course starts with the introduction of general operational procedures and the discussion of state estimation which is an important tool to observe the state of the grid. The course is then dedicated to the modeling and studying of the dynamical properties of the electric power grid. Frequency control which ensures the generation/load balance in real time is the basis for real-time control and is presented in depth. For the analysis of how the system detects and reacts dynamically in fault situations, protection and dynamic models for synchronous machines are introduced.
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ECTS credits6 credits
ExaminersG. Hug
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationoral 60 minutes
Additional information on mode of examinationTotal duration 60 minutes: students will have 30 minutes to prepare their answers, the oral examination itself takes another 30 minutes.
Upon request, the exam is offered in German.
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

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