ET8207 - Power System Reliability


Lessons are not given in the academic year 2024/2025

Course content

The course gives an introduction to the main principles and objectives of power system reliability analysis: Basic terms and definitions, applications, overview of methodologies for contingency analysis and reliability analysis, reliability models, input data (from fault statistics), reliability indicators, and state-of-the-art. Further, select-few topics from the following are covered in detail: Contingency analysis and reliability analysis of generation, transmission and distribution systems. Final curriculum will be determined by course start.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: After completing the course, the student shall have a thorough understanding of the main principles in power system reliability analysis as well as knowledge of different methods and tools for reliability analysis. Skills After completing the course, the student shall be able to model and analyse electric power systems with respect to reliability of supply.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, exercises, self-tuition of selected literature, presentations. The course is usually given every second year. Please contact the course coordinator for more details.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Electric Power Engineering (PHELKT)

Required previous knowledge

Admission to the Doctoral Program in Electrical Power Engineering is required to take this course. PhD-students from other doctoral programs can be enrolled in this course on request.

Course materials

Selected chapters from textbooks, memos, selected papers.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level



Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Electrical Power Engineering
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of electric energy


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