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EG110V Sustainable Electric Power Systems 7.5 credits

The overall aim of this course is to provide a conceptual understanding of the fundamentals of the electric power system as a component of a sustainable energy system. Please note that the content of the course EG111V Introduction to sustainable electric power systems, 3 credits is identical to EG110V Sustainable electric power systems 7,5 credits, the only difference is that the larger course EG110V also has two laboratory course components. This means e.g. that both courses cannot be included in one and the same degree.

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus EG110V (Spring 2023–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course is divided into four parts as follows: 

  • Introduction with course information and presentation of the electric power system as a part of a sustainable energy system. 
  • Basic modelling and analysis of the electric power systems: from physics of electricity, basic circuit analysis to modelling of AC systems to power flow assessment. 
  • Studies of the performance of the power system including aspect of; new development with e.g. integration about renewable energy, operation and stability and market. 
  • Conclusion with course summary..

There are two laboratory items in the course: 

  1. Experimental lab which gives an introduction to electric circuits.
  2. Computer lab that deals with simulation of the electric power system and handling of stability. PowerWorld Simulator will be used. 

Before experimental lab is carried out, the safety instructions must be read, be understood and  the course for working in the lab must be passed. For each lab. should a laboratory report be submitted and be approved.

Intended learning outcomes

After passing the course, the student shall be able to 

  • describe conceptually the technical basic properties and the performance of the electric power system with main function to deliver electricity between production, consumption and storing
  • carry out basic modelling and analysis of electric circuits
  • describe the basics of synchronous generators
  • describe the basics of the three phase transmission system 
  • carry out calculations per unit in the electric power system
  • describe the basic impact of different power loads on the electric power system 
  • formulate and solve current flow analysis problem 
  • describe the basic behaviour of the electric power system based on simulation tools
  • reason about and give examples of how an electric power system can be developed with the aim of contributing to a sustainable society.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Documented knowledge in basic mathematics and statistics, 5 ECTS-credits.

The upper secondary course English B/6.

Recommended prerequisites

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • LAB1 - Laboratory work, 2.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • LAB2 - Computer assignment, 2.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TENA - Oral exam, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web EG110V

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Main field of study

Electrical Engineering

Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Transitional regulations

TEN1 is replaced by TENA.