TET4115 - Power System Analysis


This course is no longer taught and is only available for examination. For a complete course description, see previous academic years.

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Semester test 40/100 3 hours
Assignment 40/100
Home exam 20/100 4 hours

Course content

The course deals with exploring the ways and means to perform power system analysis in normal operation and under symmetrical and unsymmetrical faults. Models of generators, transformers and transmission lines essential for such analyses are assembled. Additionally, principles for the formulation, solution, and application of optimal power flow are established. Computer-aided analysis of the performance of large-scale power systems is one of the central learning objectives.

Learning outcome

Knowledge:After completing this course, the student will be able to comprehend, analyse, assess and apply, as applicable, the following:- methods for power system analysis in steady state operation - principles of modelling and analysis of power systems subject to symmetrical and unsymmetrical faults- the mathematical description and use of symmetrical component theory- modelling of generators, transformers, lines and cables in the positive, negative and zero sequence systems- the significance of different earthing/grounding methods - the principles and application of regular power flow and optimal power flow methodsSkills:After completing this course the student will be able to:- establish and use power system models based on nodal admittance and impedance matrices for the analysis of large-scale power networks- model generators, transformers, lines and cables in the positive, negative and zero sequence systems as basis for the analysis of symmetrical and unsymmetrical faults- perform analysis of power systems subject to symmetrical and unsymmetrical faults- define, establish and solve equations for regular (AC) power flow, DC power flow, and optimal power flow- use simulation tools to perform comprehensive short circuit studies, load flow studies, and optimal power flow studies- use instruments and equipment in the laboratory.General competence:After completing the course, the candidate has increased:- skills in cooperation and interdisciplinary collaboration- ability to communicate effectively to professionals and non-specialists alike through reports and presentations- ability to contribute to innovation and innovation processes

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, exercises, laboratory work and project work. The course is given in English. Assignment/Project tasks will also be based on the usage of ready-made simulation tools and self-created software tools using Matlab/Python/C/C++.

Compulsory assignments

  • Laboratory assignments

Further on evaluation

Permitted examination aids, support material code D: No printed or hand-written support material is allowed. A specific basic calculator is allowed. In addition, calculator Casio fx-991EX is allowed.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Text book and lecture notes (in English). More information is provided at the start of the course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIE1020 7.5
TET4205 7.5 AUTUMN 2022
More on the course

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


Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Electrical Power Engineering
  • Technological subjects
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Electric Power Engineering


Examination arrangement: Portfolio

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Semester test 40/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Assignment 40/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Home exam 20/100 INSPERA
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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