Checking date: 21/04/2016

Course: 2020/2021

Computer-aided power system modelling
Study: Bachelor in Electrical Power Engineering (222)

Coordinating teacher: LEDESMA LARREA, PABLO

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Electrical Engineering

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
The student will be able to: - Explain the differences between a electromagnetic transients program and a electromechanical transients program - Explain the scope of the power system analysis software tool PSS/E - Enumerate the data needed to solve a power flow - Use these data to solve a power flow in PSS/E - Perform a contingency analysis in PSS/E - Perform a voltage stability analysis in PSS/E - Perform an optimal power flow in PSS/E - Enumerate the data needed to simulate a severe perturbation in a power system - Use these data to execute a dynamic simulation in PSS/E - Extract relevant information from the output of a dynamic simulation - Perform these tasks in PSS/E automatically
Description of contents: programme
- Electromagnetic transient simulation - Power flow - Contingency analysis - Economic dispatch - Voltage stability - Optimal power flow - Electromechanical transient simulation - Synchronous generator models - Protections
Learning activities and methodology
Classroom sessions, in which the teacher will explain the theoretical contents. Practical sessions in a computer room. The student will use software tools commonly used by the electric utilities, specially PSS/E. The student will apply the theoretical concepts to practical examples.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Basic Bibliography
  • Grainger, Stevenson. Power System Analysis. McGraw-Hill.

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.