6.691 Seminar in Electric Power Systems

As taught in: Spring 2006

A small power system.

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




Prof. James Kirtley

Course Features

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; mobile and isolated power systems; computation and simulation.

Technical Requirements

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