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Course Name Power System Planning, Operation and Control
Course Code 18PR621
Program M. Tech. in Power & Energy Engineering(Smart Grids & Electric Vehicles)
Semester One
Year Taught 2018


Course Syllabus

Introduction to planning operation and control.

Objectives of planning: Long and short term planning, load forecasting, advanced methodologies.

Economic operation: Review of thermal units, lambda iteration method, first order gradient method, base point and participation factors. Generation with limited supply, take or pay fuel contract, composite generation production cost function, solution of gradient search techniques. Hard limits and slack variables. hydro-thermal coordination, long range and short range scheduling, scheduling problems, scheduling energy, short-term hydro-thermal scheduling problem, pumped storage hydro plants, pumped storage hydro scheduling λ -γ iteration, fast scheduling techniques. Inter change evaluation and power pools, economy interchange evaluation with unit commitments, types of interchange, energy banking.

State estimation: introduction to advanced topics, detection and identification of bad measurements, estimation of quantities not being measured, network observability and pseudo-measurements, synchronized measurements-PMU.

Power system security: system monitoring, contingency analysis, security constrained optimal power flow, factors affecting power system security, advanced security monitoring. Transient stability analysis (multi machine system), small signal stability and power system oscillations, voltage stability, direct stability methods, power system stabilizers.

Load frequency control: basic concepts of governor mechanism, mathematical models of speed governing system. State space model of a single area system & two area systems,

Voltage control: AGC including excitation system, MVAR control. SCADA and decision-making tools in control centers, advanced controller techniques. Simulation oriented case studies.

Text Books / References

  • Allen J. Wood and Wollenberg B.F., “Power Generation Operation and Control”, Wiley 2nd Edition, 2011.
  • A. Monticelli, “Electric Power System State Estimation”, Proc. IEEE, Vol. 88, No.2, 2000.
  • Olle I. Elgerd, “Electric Energy and System Theory – An Introduction”, Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Limited, New Delhi, 2013.
  • N. V. Ramana, “Power System Operation and Control”, Pearson, 2012.
  • Hassan Bevarani, Masayuki Watanabe and Yasunori Mitani, “Power System Monitoring and Control”, Wiley-IEEE Press, 2014.
  • Prabha Kundur, “Power System Stability and Control”, McGraw-Hill Education, 2011.
  • Sullivan, R.L., “Power System Planning”, Heber Hill, 1997.
  • K.R. Padiyar, “Power System Dynamics: Stability and Control’, John Wiley & Sons, 2008.
  • Abhijit Chakrabarti, Sunitha Halder., “Power System Analysis Operation and Control”, Prentice-Hall of India , 2006.


‘Power System Planning, Operation and Control’ is a course offered in M. Tech. in Power & Energy Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri campus.

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