Course Syllabus for

Electric Power Systems

EIEN15F, 7.5 credits

Valid from: Autumn 2022
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


Historically electric energy has been very important for our prosperity. A key part of the ongoing climate transition is the energy transition, where fossil energy is replaced by electric energy from renewable sources. This supports increased electricity use for electrification of road transports and industrial processes. Wind power and solar PV differ from traditional electricity generation by being weather-driven and thus variable and also by having power electronic grid interfaces. The electric power system is now evolving rapidly to manage the associated challenges to planning and operation. Capacity limits are handled with both traditional grid reinforcement and with automatic control of flexible generation and flexible consumption. The course explains the design and properties of the electric power system during normal operation and during faults, and the impact of renewable generation. Central issues are possible control options during operation and how different types of instability limit power transfer capacity. The contents are lectured and studied through numeric exercises and practical laboratory tests that are preceded by computer simulations. The industrial computerized analysis of large systems is thus introduced, but is combined with calculations by hand to review and interpret computer results.


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.
Most recent edition available: ยท J. D. Glover, T. Overbye, M. Sarma: Power System Analysis and Design, Cengage Learning, UK, 2016, 6th SI edition ISBN-13: 9781305636187. J. D. Glover, T. Overbye, M. Sarma, A. Birchfield: Power System Analysis and Design, Cengage Learning, UK, 2023, 7th SI edition ISBN-13: 9780357676196

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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