The Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore conducted a Workshop on Recent Trends in Power Distribution System Analysis on February 17, 2017.

The one day workshop was conducted for the students on recent trends in power distribution system analysis. The workshop gives an idea on the various aspects of distribution system and load flow techniques. It also emphasizes on the available power transfer capability and the analysis of power flow. Distribution system is the final part of the delivery of Electrical power. The power flow in the various distribution lines namely real power and reactive power flow was also discussed. 

Simulation using Power Systems Analysis Tool box (PSAT) was demonstrated. PSAT is an open source toolbox used in MATLAB for power system analysis and control learning, education and research. The command line version of PSAT is GNU Octave compatible. All operations can be accessed by means of graphical user interfaces (GUIs) and a Simulink-based library provides an user friendly tool for network design. PSAT supports a variety of static and dynamic component models, as follows: Power Flow Data: Bus bars, transmission lines and transformers, slack buses, PV generators, constant power loads, and shunt admittances. CPF and OPF Data: Power supply bids and limits, generator power reserves, generator ramping data, and power demand bids and limits.

A session on Financial and technical risk management in power markets was delivered to the students. When the power markets are decentralized as generation company, distribution company and transmission company, the measures to be taken by the power markets was also discussed. When the power generation and demand was not matched, the management of risk factors was discussed during the session.

Hands-on training was given to the students on the PSAT applications in Power distribution system. An overall idea of the various applications in the simulation was also given.


To impart knowledge on the various aspects of distribution system load flow techniques.

Speakers / Guests

  • Dr.Vivek Mohan, Electrical and Electronics, Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore

Number of Participants:23

Event Details
2017-02-17 09:00 to 16:00
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
School of Engineering