ECE 422
Spring 2020
Power Systems Analysis II
Instructors: Kevin Tomsovic




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This course will cover analysis and control of the power system under disturbances to include both dynamics and quasi steady-state approaches. The recommended background for this course is understanding of steady-state power system analysis (including load flow, three-phase balanced operation, economic dispatch and optimal power flow) as well as familiarity with numerical methods and ordinary differential equations. There will be some minor programming required in Matlab, so it will also be desirable to be familiar with Matlab.

Upon completion of this course (and the pre-requisites to this course), every student should have gained:
1. An understanding of: (a) safe, economic and reliable power system operations and planning (b) fundamental techniques for analysis of the system under disturbances (c) fundamental techniques for dynamic analysis.
2. A greater appreciation of the engineering requirements of the power system, and in particular, the complexity and tremendous size of the system needed to meet demand reliably and economically.
3. A broad familiarity with the contemporary technological and societal issues of the electric power system, including such issues as: new approaches to the overall system infrastructure, alternative fuel sources, deregulation, social obligation to serve and environmental impact.

Review of Fundamentals
Text: Sadat Chapters 1-7; Ref: Notes

System viability concepts – steady-state and pseudo steady-state
Text: Chapter 12 Saadat; Ref: Chapter 11 Kundur,

Following load fluctuations - frequency control; steady-state and pseudo steady-state analysis
Text: Chapter 12 Saadat; Ref: Chapter 11 Kundur

Faster Generator Dynamics - simplified transient stability analysis
Text: Chapter 11 Saadat; Ref: Chapter 13 Kundur

Faster Generator Dynamics - advance transient stability analysis (tentative)
Text: Chapter 8 Saadat; Ref: Chapter 3-5, 12-13 Kundur; 

Short-circuit Analysis  and Unbalanced Systems
  Text: Chapter 9-10 Saadat, Notes

Midterm 1 and 2; Final Exam - Dates to be determined

A few course policies (IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ)

  1. Homework will be posted on my website and you should check for the latest assignment. This avoids the problem of me forgetting to give out the assignment. While homework is a relatively low percentage of your grade, homework is mandatory for passing this class. There will be approximately 8-10 homework assignments. Not completing or very poor attempts on 3 or more assignments will result in a failure for the homework requirement and thus, failure for the course. This is intended less as a threat and more to help motivate you to make good faith attempts on all the homework. I expect you will find the exams reasonable if you have completed the homework assignments.

  2. The exams will be closed book. I will include a page of various equations on the exam for reference.  

  3. The Department of EECS strongly enforces academic integrity. I allow, actually encourage, you to work together in groups on the homework but each individual must hand in their own work. If the homework includes a programming assignments, the code must be ENTIRELY yours and you should hand in the source code along with the output. Exams, of course, are entirely independent affairs. Any instance of cheating will result in failure for the course for all involved parties.

Homework - 20%
Midterm Exams - 50% (25% each)
Final Exam - 30%