2016 Electric Power Engineering II

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Undergraduate major in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Nanahara Toshiya 
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Tue3-4(S222)  Fri3-4(S222)  
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Course description and aims

This course focuses on operation and control technologies of an electric power system, on which modern society heavily depends, putting due emphasis on system technologies. Topics include control of active and reactive power, modeling of power apparatus, surge phenomena in a power system and analysis techniques for load flow and stability.

Student learning outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Understand basics on operation and control of an electric power system;
2) Understand various phenomena observed in an electric power system under normal and fault conditions;
3) Understand fundamental methods such as load flow and stability analyses for a power system.


frequency control, voltage control, economic load dispatch, load flow analysis, angle stability, cascaded outages, stabilizing control, overvoltage, surge, DC transmission.

Competencies that will be developed

Intercultural skills Communication skills Specialist skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

1) Lectures are given based on the materials distributed through OCW-i. Students are required to make preparation and review with the materials.
2) Students must submit a report on exercise problems assigned in each class.
3) Solutions to the problems assigned in the previous class are explained at the beginning of each class.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Outline of a power system and its recent trend Calculation of complex power for a sample system
Class 2 Load frequency control Calculation of frequency change due to a generator trip
Class 3 Supply-and-demand barlance and economic load dispatch Calculation of power-incremental cost characteristics for a sample system
Class 4 Load flow analysis (1): Newton-Raphson method Construction of an admittance matrix for a sample system
Class 5 Load flow analysis (2): sensitivity analysis Construction of P-θ and Q-ε networks for a sample system
Class 6 Voltage and reactive power control Evaluation of sensitivity of control equipment for voltage control
Class 7 Voltage stability Calculation of a high and low voltage solution for a sample system
Class 8 Synchronous generator and its control systems Explanation of measureing methods for generator constants
Class 9 Angle stability Analysis on the impacts of falt conditions on power-angle curves
Class 10 Power system protection Explanation of signal detection methods in a computer relay
Class 11 Stabilizing control Explanation of fuction of damping resistors, etc. to improve stability
Class 12 Reliability of a power system Assessment of reliability of series/parrarel circuits
Class 13 Current interruption and switching surge Calculation of surge propagation under an assumed condition
Class 14 Overvoltage in a power system Evaluation of voltage of unfaulted phases during a fault
Class 15 DC transmission and application of power electronics equipment Calculation of various quantities in a DC transmission system


Textbook is not required.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

1) All the materials used in a class can be found on OCW-i.
2) Reference
Sekine, Taiji, "Power System Engineering," Denki-Shoin;
Hasegawa, Jun, "Power System Engineering," IEEJ;
Hayashi, Izumi: "Power System," Shokoudoh;
Okubo, Hitosh, et al.i "Electric Power System Engineering," Ohm-sha.

Assessment criteria and methods

Students' course scores are based on midterm (50%) and final exams (50%).

Related courses

  • EEE.P321 : Electric Power Engineering I
  • ICT.I207 : Linear Circuits
  • EEE.P301 : Electric Machinery
  • EEE.C261 : Control Engineering

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Students must have successfully completed Electric Power Engineering I or have equivalent knowledge. Students are also required to have basic knowledge on electric circuit and electric machinery.

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