ECE Course Outline

ECE6322

Power System Planning and Reliability (3-0-3)

Prerequisites
ECE 4320
Corequisites
None
Catalog Description
To introduce basic concepts as well as analysis and optimization techniques underlying reliability assessment of electric power systems and planning techniques.
Textbook(s)
Endrenyi, Reliability Modeling in Electric Power Systems, John Wiley, 1978. ISBN 9780471996644 (required) (comment: Print on demand.)

Topical Outline
Review of Power System Planning Techniques

Review of Probability concepts

Power System Reliability
  Component
  System
  Margin requirements
  Cost of interruptions
  Value based reliability analysis
  Transmission access impact
  Generation reliabiity
  Transmission reliability
  Distribution reliability

Corporate planning
  Forecasting
    Load growth
    Economic environment
    New technologies
  Project financing
  Amortization
  Cost of capital
  Taxation
  Cost-benefit analysis
  Long-term reliability

Generation planning
  Engineering models
  Simulation tools
    Load forecast models
    Production costing
    Economic dispatch
    Pollution dispatch
    Reliability constraints
  Inventory management (cost vs. risk)
  Least cost planning / integrated utility planning
  Comparative evaluation of alternatives
    Available tools
  Corporate models

Transmission planning
  Engineering models
  Environmental constraints
  Reliability/securiety constraints
  Value based transmission resource analysis (VBTRA)
    Available VBTRA tools
  Impact of transmission access
  Impact of third party producers
  Corporate models