TET4205 - Power System Analysis 2


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Project 50/100
School exam 50/100 4 hours H

Course content

The course deals with exploring the ways and means to perform advanced 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: - advanced 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 advanced power flow and optimal power flow methods.

Skills: After completing this course the student will be able to: - conduct the analysis of large-scale power systems using advanced methods and algorithms - 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 subjected 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 - think independently and critically - supplement their learning through appropriate literature study - reflect upon results from assignments - demonstrate integrity and accountability in their learning.

General competence: After completing the course, the candidate shall have had increased: - skills in cooperation and interdisciplinary collaboration - ability to communicate effectively to peers, professionals and non-specialists alike through discussions, reports and presentations - ability to give constructive feedback to peers - ability to contribute to innovation and innovation processes.

Learning methods and activities

The course will be pre-dominantly based on group activities.

Pre-recorded lectures, live lectures, guided problem-solving, problem-solving in groups, laboratory work, and project work (with presentation) are the various types of learning activities for the course. 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

Further on evaluation

Grade-based evaluation of individual components of assessment is the basis for the final grade awarded in the course: a written final examination (50%), and project report (with presentation) (50%). Both the written exam and project must be passed to receive a grade in the course. If you fail one of the parts, this must be re-taken to pass the course.

If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may change from written to oral.

Required previous knowledge

Circuit Analysis, and Introductory Power Systems (e.g., TET4105), or equivalent. Additionally, programming skills, e.g., Matlab, Python, C/C++, are required.

Course materials

Text books and lecture material (in English). More information will provided at the start of the course.

Recommended Textbook:

  • John J. Grainger, William D. Stevenson, and Gary W. Chang, "Power System Analysis," McGraw Hill International Edition, 2016.

Additional References:

  • Hadi Saadat, "Power System Analysis", PSA Publishing, 3rd edition, 2010.
  • J. D. Glover, M. S. Sarma, and T. J. Overbye, "Power System Analysis and Design", Cengage Learning, 6th edition, 2016.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TET4115 7.5 AUTUMN 2022
More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of electric energy


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 50/100 H INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Project 50/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 50/100 H 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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