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Course Name Power Systems Operation, Control & Stability
Course Code 15EEE357
Program B. Tech. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Credits Campus: Bengaluru / Coimbatore / Amritapuri
Year Taught 2015
Year Taught 2016
Year Taught 2017
Year Taught 2018



15EEE402 – Electrical Energy Systems II

Unit 1

Power system operation – state transition and control – data acquisition, state estimation, security assessment and security enhancement – functions of control centers – system load variations – system load characteristics – Real and Reactive power flows and control.

Unit 2

Basic P-f and Q-V loops, Load frequency control – modeling, analysis and control of single and multi-area – tie line with frequency bias control. Need for Automatic Voltage regulator – Modeling – static and dynamic analysis – Reactive powervoltage control devices. Economic load dispatch with and without losses – solution by iteration method (no derivation of loss coefficient) – Base point and participation factor – Economic controller added to LFC.

Unit 3

Power System stability – classifications – Rotor angle stability – small signal stability – Effects of excitation system – Power system stabilizer – sub synchronous oscillations – Voltage stability – Voltage collapse – Methods to improve stability.

Text Books

  • Olle I. Elgerd, “Electric Energy Systems Theory – An Introduction”, Tata McGraw Hill Publishing company, 2004.
  • Prabha Kundur, “Power System stability and control”, Tata McGraw Hill, 2006.


  • Kothari, D. P. and Nagrath, I. J., “Modern Power System Analysis”, Tata McGraw Hill Publishing Company, 2003.
  • Allen J. Wood and Bruce F. Wollenberg, “Power Generation Operation and Control”, John Wiley & Sons, 1984.
  • L. K. Kirchmayer, “Economic operation of Power System”, John Wiley & Sons, 1953.

‘Power Systems Operation, Control & Stability’ is a course offered in B. Tech. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

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