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Electric Power Systems (E C E 427) Syllabus
Course Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcome
  • 1
    Students will understand the active and reactive power, and their relation to power system operation through the load flow problem.
  • 2
    Students will be able to form and solve the electric power system load flow problem.
  • 3
    Students will be able to calculate traditional economic dispatch.
  • 4
    Students will be able to make fault analysis calculations.
Electric Power Systems
E C E 427 ( 3 Credits )
The electric power industry, operation of power systems, load flow, fault calculations, economic dispatch, general technical problems of electric power networks.
ECE 330 or equiv
College: College of Engineering
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Course Coordinator
Text book, title, author, and year
Power System Analysis and Design; Glover, Sarma, Overbye; Fifth; 2012
Supplemental Materials
Required / Elective / Selected Elective
Selected Elective
ABET Program Outcomes Associated with this Course
Program Specific Student Outcomes
Brief List of Topics to be Covered
  1. Fundamentals of Power Calculations:  Instantaneous power, phasors, active power, reactive power, complex power, power factor, and power factor correction.
  2. Three phase circuit analysis: Balanced three phase circuits, delta-wye conversions, per-unit representation, single line diagrams.
  3. Power System Components: Transformers, Transmission lines models.
  4. AC Power Flow:  Full AC representation; Solution using Jacobi, Gauss-Siedel, and Newton-Raphson methods; Approximations include the Fast Decoupled Load Flow and DC Load Flow.
  5. System Operation and Optimization: Voltage Stability, Economic Dispatch, Unit Commitment, Fault Analysis.
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