6.691 Seminar in Electric Power Systems

Spring 2006

A small power system.

A small electrical power system taken from the course lecture notes. (Image courtesy of Professor James Kirtley.)

Course Highlights

This course features all of its assignments and solutions in the assignments section. Sample scripts to complete assignments in the course are available in the tools section.

Course Description

This course comprises of a seminar on planning and operation of modern electric power systems. Content varies with current interests of instructor and class; emphasis on engineering aspects, but economic issues may be examined too. Core topics include: overview of power system structure and operation; representation of components, including transmission lines, transformers, generating plants, loads; power flow analysis, dynamics and control of multimachine systems, steady-state and transient stability, system protection; economic dispatch; mobil and isolated power systems; computation and simulation.

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .m.

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Prof. James Kirtley

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session