ET8207 - Power System Reliability


Lessons are not given in the academic year 2019/2020

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 main results such as interruptions and societal impact. The following topics are covered: Contingency analysis and reliability analysis of transmission and distribution systems, analysis of time dependencies and interruption costs, protection system reliability and impact on reliability of supply.
Final curriculum will be determined by course start.

Learning outcome

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.
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.
The course is usually given every second year. It is not yet decided when the course will be given the next time. Please contact the course coordinator for more details.

Course materials

Selected chapters from textbooks, compendium, memos, selected papers


  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
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