ET8209 - Methods for Power Production Scheduling


New from the academic year 2011/2012

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral examination 100/100

Course content

The course will give a sound understanding of a number of central challenges related to optimal scheduling of hydro and thermal power generation.

The first part is about hydro generation, calculation of water values, long- and short term optimization and the coupling between them. Various methods to solve relevant problems will be presented. The power market is also discussed.

Subsequently methods for unit commitment in hydro-thermal power systems are presented. Power system control is also included with focus on primary and secondary reserves, as well as an introduction to power system reliability.

A project assignment within power system economic optimization is also part of the course.

Learning outcome

1. Insight in generation scheduling in mixed hydro-thermal systems
2. Advanced methods for hydro scheduling in market based power systems
3. Specific methods for operational scheduling of thermal generation, specifically unit commitment
4. Insight in power system control, specifically primary and secondary reserves
5. Basic insight in probabilistic methods for generation capacity

1. Able to formulate relevant optimization problems within the area
2. Able to solve these problems using commercial solvers
3. Able to understand and explain the results of the computations

General competence:
1. Knowledge about general principles and programs within the area
2. Training in using operations research techniques and tools
3. Understanding of power markets

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and mandatory excercises.
The course is given every second year, next time høsten 2012.

Course materials

To be given at the start of the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
ET8205 7.5
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Version: 1
Credits:  10.0 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2011

Language of instruction: English


Subject area(s)
  • Electrical Power Engineering
  • Technological subjects
  • Economics
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of electric energy


Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 100/100 2011-12-09
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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