2019 Advanced Electric Power Engineering

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Graduate major in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Nanahara Toshiya  Yamamoto Ryutaro  Oana Hideaki  Kitabatake Nobuaki  Miyazawa Takehiro  Chigira Hidenori  Yanase Toru  Onozaki Katsunori  Michibata Hideo  Hoshina Yoshikazu  Takano Kei 
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Mon5-6(S621)  Thr5-6(S621)  
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Course description and aims

This course focuses on the-state-of-the-art hardware and software technologies in an electric power system. Topics include technologies for power generation (thermal and nuclear), power apparatus, power system operation and control, power system protection, DC transmission, communication for a power system and smart grid.

Student learning outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Understand what kind of hardware/software technologies are used in an electric power system.
2) Understand the-state-of-the-art technologies in electric power generation, power apparatus (including high-voltage engineering), power delivery and power system operation and control as well as their current challenges.
3) Understand recent technological trends such as smart grid.


electric utility, thermal power generation, nuclear power generation, power delivery, power system operation, smart grid, renewable energy, power apparatus, power electronics

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

1) Omnibus lectures are given by researchers and engineers engaged in electric power engineering at electric utilities companies or manufactures.
2) Lectures are based on the materials distributed through OCW-i.
3) Students must participate in a discussion on a pre-specified topic.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Present situation of electric utilities and their challenges Discussion on unbundling of electric utilities
Class 2 Electric power generation technology 1: thermal power Discussion on emmision reduction of carbon dioxide in electric utilities
Class 3 Electric power generation technology 2: nuclear power Discussion on restart of a nuclear power station
Class 4 Power delivery 1: transmission technology Discussion on optimal power transmission to an urban area with high load density
Class 5 Power delivery 2: distribution and communication technology Discussion on demand control for a residential customer
Class 6 Power system operation technology Discussion on the impacts of large-scale penetration of renewable energies
Class 7 Future power technology Discussion on promising power generation technologies in the future
Class 8 Factory tour Understanding how the technologies studied in the class are used in the field
Class 9 Energy and smart grid 1: generation system Explanation of the impacts on a generator by system disturbances
Class 10 Energy and smart grid 2: new energy and renewable energy Explanation of pros and cons of battery energy storage systems
Class 11 Energy and smart grid 3: smart grid Explanation of the roles of power system protection equipment
Class 12 High-voltage technology and power apparatus 1: high-voltage technology Explanation of technologies to generate high voltage
Class 13 High-voltage technology and power apparatus 2: power apparatus Explanation on advantages and challenges for Gas Insulated Switchgear
Class 14 Power electronics technology and motor drive 1: power electronics technology Conceptual design of a DC/DC converter
Class 15 Power electronics technology and motor drive 2: motor drive Explanation of histrical trends in control technologies for a motor


Textbook is not required.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

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

Assessment criteria and methods

1) Students will be assessed based on the reports submitted on the specified subjects as well as their participation in a discussion at a class.
2) The assessment also depends on attendance at the classes. The instructor fails a student if his/her attendance do not exceed 50%.

Related courses

  • EEE.P321 : Electric Power Engineering I
  • EEE.P322 : Electric Power Engineering II
  • EEE.P301 : Electric Machinery
  • EEE.P311 : Power Electronics
  • EEE.P331 : High Voltage Engineering

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

1) Students must have successfully completed the courses related to electric power engineering in undergraduate or have equivalent knowledges.
2) Students must attend a class after carefully examining the discussion topic specified in a preceding week.


If the number of applicants exceeds about 100, we may select the students with random sampling.

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