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ECE Course Syllabus

ECE6320 Course Syllabus

ECE6320

Power Systems Control and Operation (3-0-3)


Technical Interest
Group
Electrical Energy

Prerequisites
ECE 4320

Corequisites
None

Catalog Description
Introduction to methods used in the real time operation and control of power systems as well as to the hardware and software technology of energy management systems (EMS).

Textbook(s)
Meliopoulos, Power System Modeling, Analysis, and Control, Kinkos. (required)


Strategic
Performance
Indicators (SPIs)
SPIs are a subset of the abilities a student will be able to demonstrate upon successfully completing the course.

Outcome 1 (Students will demonstrate expertise in a subfield of study chosen from the fields of electrical engineering or computer engineering):
1.	Understand the control and optimization concepts for electric energy systems and the hardware and software infrastructure for monitoring, controlling, optimizing and operating an electric energy system.
2.	Understand models and analytics for operating the system as an open market of electricity. 

Outcome 2 (Students will demonstrate the ability to identify and formulate advanced problems and apply knowledge of mathematics and science to solve those problems):
1.	Design a state estimation algorithm for obtaining the real time operating conditions of an electric power system
2.	Design an optimization algorithm for operating an electric power system at optimal cost or at optimal voltage profile.

Outcome 3 (Students will demonstrate the ability to utilize current knowledge, technology, or techniques within their chosen subfield):
1.	Utilize optimization and control concepts to formulate the inclusion of inverter interfaced generating resources for optimal voltage control.

Topical Outline
The Power System Control Problem
  Control functions
  Operational constraints
  System operating states
  Vertically integrated operation
  Independent system operation

Analysis Techniques
  The Power flow problem
  Solution techniques
  Large scale systems
  Sparsity techniques
  Security assessment
  Contingency analysis
  Power system equivalents

Review of Energy Management Systems
  Real time modeling subsystem
  Energy/economy functions and control
  Security monitoring and control subsystem

Real Time Modeling
  The SCADA system
  Communications
  Computers
  Network configuration
  State estimation
  Error detection
  On-Line power flow

Energy/Economy Functions and Control, Part I
  Description of control loops
  Review of control theory
  Automatic generation control
    Frequency control
    Interchange control
    Economic dispatch
    Pollution dispatch
    Optimal power flow
  Ancillary services under deregulation

Energy/Economy Functions and Control, Part II
  Operations planning
  Electric load forecast
  Reactive power control
  Supply management options and impact
  Scheduling and control of energy storage
  Unit commitment
  Transmission loss evaluation and accounting

System Security Monitoring and Control
  Real time modeling
  Security monitoring
  Security controls
  Simultaneous transfer capability analysis
  Impact of deregulation