EG2200 Power Generation Operation and Planning 6.0 credits

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The aim of the course is that the students learn methods and models for operation, planning and analysis of electric power generation. The course comprises background information about possible ways to design an electricity market, computation methods (for example applied optimisation theory and reliability analysis) as well as examples from reality.

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The course covers five main topics: a basic description of electricity markets, electricity pricing, frequency control, short-term planning of power generation, as well as simulation of electricity markets. Theory and examples are presented in lectures. The students are then applying the theory to a number of assignments. The course includes smaller assignments, which are mandatory and presented orally, as well as larger assignments, which are voluntary and presented in written reports.

Intended learning outcomes *

The aim of the course is that the students learn methods and models for operation, planning and analysis of electric power generation. The course comprises background information about possible ways to design an electricity market, computation methods (for example applied optimisation theory and reliability analysis) as well as examples from reality.

To pass the course, the students should show that they are able to

• describe the principles of how an electricity market can be organised,

• perform rough estimations of electricity prices as well as  analyse factors that have a large importance for the electricity pricing, and to indicate how these factors affect for example producers and consumers,

• explain how the balance between production and consumption is maintained in an electric power system, calculate how the frequency is affected by various events in the power system and design the frequency control so that there are sufficient margins in the power system,

• formulate short-term planning problems of hydro-thermal power systems,

• apply probabilistic production cost simulation to calculate the expected operation cost and risk of power deficit in an electricity market, and to use the results of an electricity market simulation to judge the consequences of various actions in the electricity market,

• give a short oral presentation of the solution to a problem within operation and planning of power generation.

Course Disposition

Lessons, seminars, project assignments.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

• SF1625 Calculus in one variable (or equivalent)

• MJ1520 Statistics and risk assessment or SF1901 Probability theory and statistics (or equivalent)

• English B/English 6 (or equivalent)

Recommended prerequisites

Optimisation theory (for example SF1811/SF1861 Optimization)

Equipment

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Literature

L. Söder & M. Amelin, "Efficient Operation and Planning of Power Systems"

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

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

Examination *

  • PRO1 - Project Assignments, 3.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TEN1 - 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.

The final grade is equal to the grade of the project assignments.

Other requirements for final grade *

Each part of the examination must be passed.

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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Examiner

Mikael Amelin

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 EG2200

Offered by

EECS/Electrical Energy Engineering

Main field of study *

Electrical Engineering

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

EG2210 Electricity Market Analysis, EG2220 Power Generation, Environment and Markets, EG2420 Monte Carlo simulation theory and project

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.

Supplementary information

In this course, the EECS code of honor applies, see:
http://www.kth.se/en/eecs/utbildning/hederskodex.