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Postgraduate Course: Power Systems Engineering and Economics (PGEE11016)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) 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 Students MUST have passed:
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesfirst-degree courses covering AC circuit analysis, three-phase circuits, real and reactive power and fundamentals of power systems, Fundamentals of Renewable Energy
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 50, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 20, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 125 )
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 50%.
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,
- H Saadat, (McGraw Hill) 1999 Power System Analysis and Design,
- 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 Designing Power System Markets
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
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Course organiserDr Sasa Djokic
Tel: (0131 6)50 5595
Course secretaryMrs Megan Inch-Kellingray
Tel: (0131 6)51 7079
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