Course Syllabus for

Electric Power Systems

EIEN15F, 7.5 credits

Valid from: Autumn 2021
Decided by: Professor Thomas Johansson
Date of establishment: 2021-06-24

General Information

Division: Industrial Electrical Engineering and Automation
Course type: Course given jointly for second and third cycle
The course is also given at second-cycle level with course code: EIEN15
Teaching languages: English, Swedish


The demand for electrical energy is still increasing. To keep the high grade of reliability of electrical distribution and also make it more economic and environmentally friendly, there are many projects going on: Renewable production of electric energy is installed and the international trade is increasing. Increased capacity of the transmission system is achieved by advanced supervision and control instead of the expensive building of new transmission lines. Higher utilization of the power system requires better understanding not only of the function of the separate components, and also of the characteristics of the whole system. The course is meant to give knowledge about systems for production, transmission and distribution of electric energy under normal and abnormal conditions. The power blackout on a national level is used as a thematic example throughout the course. The course presents the structure and characteristics or the electric power system, which are lectured and studied in classroom and computer exercises and practical tests within the laboratory work. In industry, computer calculations are used for the analyses of international power systems. This type of calculations is part of the course, as well as calculations by hand, used to enhance the understanding of the computerized calculations. The course has relevance for an environmentally sustainable development: Electric energy is the most important form of energy for our prosperity. The course teaches how the power system works and can be controlled as effectively as possible and thereby minimize our energy consumption.


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Judgement and Approach

For a passing grade the doctoral student must show insight into the possibilities and limitations of the electric power system and its role in society.

Course Contents

Construction and function of key components. Power electronic control and compensation; System representation: Single line diagram. Symmetrical components. Per unit normalization. Short-circuit MVA; System characteristics during normal operation, short-circuits, asymmetry and resonance. Angle and voltage stability. Computer dynamic simulations and load flow calculations. Control of voltage, frequency, active and reactive power. Relay protection; Study visit.

Course Literature

Glover, D, J. & Sarma: Power System Analysis and Design, (International Edition (4th)).. Cengage Learning, 2007. ISBN 9780495295969.

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Lectures, laboratory exercises, exercises, study visit

Examination Details

Examination format: Written exam. Written exam (5h) of problem solving mixed with theory questions.
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Assumed prior knowledge: ESS060, ESSF15 Electrical Engineering or MIE012, EIEF35 Electrical Engineering, basic course, or ETE115, EITF90 Electromagnetics and electronics.

Course Occasion Information

Contact and Other Information

Course coordinator: Olof Samuelsson <>
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