Graduate Study - Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
3+2 Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Code Name Level Year Semester
EEE 509 Power System Stability and Control Graduate 1 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Area Elective 6 3 0

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Jasna Hivziefendi─ç, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jasna Hivziefendic Jasna Hivziefendi─ç, Assoc. Prof. Dr.
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The course will cover a comprehensive overview of power system stability and control issues and problems. The broad subject is concerned with the operation of the power system including generating plants under normal and abnormal conditions. The course deals with the various instabilitiesin a power system that can lead to major power outages, and also how to avoid these instabilities using control technology. The course starts with a review of large power outages in the world. Then, different power system instabilities will be presented and discussed in the course.

The course aims to give basic knowledge about the dynamic mechanisms behind angle stability problems in electric power systems, including physical phenomena, modelling issues and simulations.

  1. Introduction to power system stability
  2. General background and overview of power system stability issues (angle and voltage stability, transient, midterm and long-term stability)
  3. Synchronous machine theory and modelling
  4. AC transmission components
  5. Tutorials/projects
  6. Power system loads
  7. Midterm exam
  8. Excitation systems
  9. Prime movers and energy supply systems
  10. Control of active power and reactive power
  11. Small-signal stability
  12. Transient stability
  13. Voltage stability
  14. Preparation for the final exam
  15. Final exam

  1. Labaratory work
  2. Laboratory work
  3. Laboratory work
  4. Laboratory work

  • Interactive Lectures
  • Practical Sessions
  • Problem solving
  • Assignments
  • Guest instructor
Description (%)
Method Quantity Percentage (%)
Problem solving15
Total: 15
Learning outcomes
  • explain the various power system instabilities and dynamics in power systems
  • apply and explain different methods for analyzing power system stability
  • create mathematical models for dynamic and stability analysis of power systems
  • explain different power system controls, and their impact on the system stability,
  • demonstrate how the transient stability of a power system can be analyzed by using Equal Area Criterion
  • analyze electromechanical modes in power systems
  • design excitation systems to improve transient stability, and power oscillations damping, perform frequency control
  • P. M. Andersson and A. A. Fouad, Power System Control and Stability, 2nd Edition, Wiley Interscience 2003.

ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week) 0
Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week) 0
Midterm Examination (1 week) 0
Final Examination(1 week) 0
Preparation for Midterm Examination 0
Preparation for Final Examination 0
Assignment / Homework/ Project 0
Seminar / Presentation 0
Total Workload: 0
ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 0