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Undergraduate Course: Power Systems Engineering 5 (ELEE11054)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Year 5 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course provides students with a good theoretical knowledge and understanding of power system analysis and operation, including hands-on power system modelling experience. Operation of electricity generation, transmission and distribution systems with increasing renewable content will be analysed using iterative methods for solving network power flow equations and simulated in a power-flow simulation software package (PowerWorld). The basic principles of power system economics (main regulatory regimes and pricing principles) will be analysed in order to combine power system analysis and economic appraisal, providing an insight and ability to estimate future developments. Technical and economic implications of transition to a low-carbon energy systems will be discussed.
Course description Lecture topics:
Introduction to Power Flow Analysis (Context and Revision)
Power Flow Analysis
Optimal Power Flow
Network Integration of Renewables
Market Fundamentals, Price and Cost
Ancillary Services
Locational Marginal Pricing

Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed Power Systems and Machines 4 (ELEE10005)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 20, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 20, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 20, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 135 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Assessment will be based on the following components:
Attendance at and participation in exercises.
Satisfactory completion of a number of assignments.

Assessment will be made on the basis of:
coursework 100%.

The student must satisfy the pass mark of 40%.
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Have a good theoretical understanding of power system operation and analysis;
  2. Be able to apply iterative methods for solving network power flow equations in the context of operation, protection and control of power supply systems;
  3. Be able to perform calculations and assessment of network performance with the use of a power-flow simulation software package, allowing to model generation, transmission and distribution of electricity and integration of renewable energy into the electricity network;
  4. Have an appreciation of the basic principles of power system economics
Reading List
Power system Analysis, Hadi Saadat, PSA Publishing; ISBN-10: 0984543805, ISBN-13: 978-0984543809
J D Glover, M S Sarma, (Thomson Learning) 2002 Embedded Generation
Jenkins, Allan, Crossley, Kirschen & Strbac, (IET) 2008 Fundamentals of Power System Economics,
D S Kirschen, G Strbac, (J. Wiley) 2004 Power System Economics
S Stoft, (Wiley-Interscience) 2002
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information 20 hour(s) per week for 5 week(s).
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Course organiserDr Sasa Djokic
Tel: (0131 6)50 5595
Course secretaryMiss Megan Inch
Tel: (0131 6)51 7079
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