TET4180 - Electric Power System Stability


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Arbeider 25/100
Skriftlig eksamen 75/100 4 timer

Course content

1. Steady state and transient system analysis using simplified models for the synchronous machine. 2. Power-frequency control and voltage control using more detailed models of turbines, generators and network. Emphasis on modelling of synchronous machines and hydro turbines including penstock and governors (controllers). Power system damping and application of FACTS components. Secondary control: active reserves and load following control. Teaching in class, exercises and project work. A group project work running through most of the semester is a major part of the home work. MATLAB and SIMPOW are used as tools for modelling and simulation of various aspects of power system stability phenomena. The project is being graded and is given 25% weight at the final exam.

Learning outcome

The course aims to give basic knowledge about the dynamic mechanisms behind angle stability problems in electric power systems, including physical phenomena, modelling issues and simulations.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures. Compulsory exercises and computer simulations. Compulsory project work. The final evaluation will be based on a written examination (counting 75%) and a project (counting 25%) based on % fulfillment. Final grading will be from A to F. The course is given in English. If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may change from written to oral.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Specific conditions

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

Course materials

Book: Power System Dynamics and Stability, J Machowski; J Bialek, J Bumby, John Wiley & Sons, ISBN:0470725583, 2nd edition. Lecture notes. Written assignments and computer programs.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIE1060 7.5

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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2012

Language of instruction: English


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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of electric energy


Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Arbeider 25/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Skriftlig eksamen 75/100 2012-06-01 09:00
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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