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EG2110 Power System Stability and Control 7.5 credits

This course deals with advanced methods for analysis of power system dynamic, stability and control. Different power system instabilities will be presented and discussed. Furthermore, different control algorithms for improving power system stability will be presented.

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

This course covers the stability and control of the electric power system. The course starts with a presentation of large power outages in the world. Then, different instabilities in electric power system will be presented and discussed in the course. After that, we will be able to analyse the large power outages in the world presented in the first lecture. Furthermore, different control algorithms for improving power system stability will be presented.

Intended learning outcomes

After passing the course, the student shall be able to

  • create mathematical models for describing power system dynamics,
  • based on the derived mathematical models, apply different basic methods to
    a)    study and analyse the basic concept for the presented instabilities in power systems
    b)    improve the stability of the system based on basic control algorithms,
  • numerically carry out the second intended learning outcomes by using Matlab, and present and discuss obtained numerical results.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

EG2100 Power system analysis (or equivalent)

EL1000, EL1110 Automatic control, general course (or equivalent)

SF1519 Numerical methods and basic programming (or equivalent)

English B/English 6 (or equivalent)

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

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • PROJ - Project, 7,5 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, 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

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Offered by

EECS/Electrical Engineering

Main field of study

Electrical Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

EG2120 FACTS and HVDC in Electric Power Systems


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Transitional regulations

Students who have not completed the course with earlier examination part should carry out the re-examination.

Supplementary information

The course responsible evaluates all applicants to the course. Please contact course responsible before admitting any student to the course.

In this course, the EECS code of honor applies, see: