2020 Electric Power Engineering I

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Fujita Hideaki  Kawabe Kenichi  Sano Kenichiro 
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Tue5-6(S222)  Fri5-6(S222)  
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Course description and aims

This course focuses on transmission technology of electric power, on which modern society heavily depends. Topics include equivalent circuit for a power system component, per-unit system, power circular diagram, fault analysis, and angle stability of a power system.

Student learning outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Understand how electric power is delivered through a power system;
2) Construct an equivalent circuit of a power system;
3) Understand transmission characteristics of a power system under normal and fault conditions


power system, three-phase circuit, active and reactive power, transmission line, power transformer, synchronous generator, equivalent circuit of a power system component, per-unit system, voltage control, fault analysis, symmetrical components, angle stability, protection relay, power distribution

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills
・Applied specialist skills on EEE

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: system configuration and apparatus Explanation of the roles of a power stations and substation
Class 2 Three-phase circuit and complex power Construction of a single-phase equivalent circuit for a sample three-phase circuit
Class 3 Per-unit system Construction of an impedance map in per-unit for a sample power system
Class 4 Modeling of a synchronous generator for power system analysis Calculation of a short-circuit current for a salient-pole synchronous generator
Class 5 Electric power transmission systems Configurations, devices, and basic characteristics of transmission systems
Class 6 Electric power distribution systems Configurations, devices, and basic characteristics of distribution systems
Class 7 Summary of the first half review and exercise of the first half
Class 8 Grounding and unbalance Types and functions of grounding and voltage/current unbalance in power system
Class 9 Symmetrical components Derivation of a formula for a fault current in case of three-phase short circuit, etc.
Class 10 Fault analysis of a power system Calculation of e fault current of a sample power system during a phase-to-ground fault, etc.
Class 11 Structure of transmission and distribution systems Explanation of the structure of transmission and distribution networks
Class 12 Transmission of electric power and power circle diagram Calculation of the reactive power required to keep the voltage at a receiving end to a specified value
Class 13 Reactive power and voltage control Explanation of the supply-and-demand balance of reactive power in a transmission line (overhead line and cable)
Class 14 Angle stability Construction of a power-angle curve for a sample power system

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.


All the materials used in a class can be found on OCW-i.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

1) All the materials used in a class can be found on OCW-i.
2) Reference books
Ohkubo, Hitoshi: "Power System Engineering," Ohm-Sha;
Hayashi, Izumi: "Power System," Shokoudoh;
Yasuoka, Kouichi: "Electric Power Engineering," Ohm-sha;
Michigami, Tsutomu, "Power Transmission and Distribution," IEEJ.

Assessment criteria and methods

Students' course scores are based on reports in the first half (50%) and the later half (50%).

Related courses

  • EEE.C201 : Electric Circuits I
  • EEE.C202 : Electric Circuits II
  • EEE.P301 : Electric Machinery and apparatus

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

Students are required to have basic knowledge on electric circuit and electric machinery.

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