# ECG740 - Computer Analysis Methods for Power Systems

```ECG 740 – Computer Analysis Methods for Power Systems
CATALOG DATA
Power system matrices, programming considerations, conventional power flow studies,
approximate and fast power flow studies, optimal dispatch, fault studies, power system
stability, stochastic methods in power systems analysis.
PREREQUISITE
EE 340 or consent of instructor
TEXTBOOK
J.J. Grainger and W.D. Stevenson, Jr., Power System Analysis, McGraw-Hill, 1994.
References:
1. Power system analysis and design / J. Duncan Glover, Mulukutla Sarma, Boston
PWS Pub., 1994
2. Computer analysis methods for power systems / G.T. Heydt, Macmillan Pub. Co,
1986.
3. Computer modeling of electrical power systems / J. Arrillaga and N.R. Watson,
John Wiley, 2001.
4. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems
5. IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery
COORDINATOR
Yahia Baghzouz
TOPICS
 Review of equivalent circuits of power system components (transformers,
transmission lines and generators)
 The Admittance Model and Network Calculations
 The Impedance Model and Network Calculations
 Power Flow Solutions
 Symmetrical Faults
 Symmetrical Components and Sequence Networks
 Unsymmetrical Faults
 Z-bus Methods in Contingency Analysis
 State Estimation of Power Systems
 Economic dispatch and unit commitment
 Introduction to power system stability.
COURSE OUTCOMES
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
 Derive the admittance matrix of a power system
 Build the impedance matrix of a power system.
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Formulate the power flow equations and solution methodology using the NewtonRaphson method.
Master the symmetrical components, connections of sequence networks
corresponding to different unsymmetrical faults.
Calculate symmetrical and unsymmetrical fault currents
Perform contingency studies using the impedance matrix
Solve economic dispatch problems under various constraints
Solve the generation unit commitment problem
Evaluate the transient stability of a synchronous generator
COMPUTER USAGE
EASYPOWER