EG2205 Power Generation Operation and Planning 7.5 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.

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Electrical Engineering
  • Grading scale

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

Course offerings

Spring 19 for programme students

Spring 20 for programme students

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 and Monte Carlo 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 main content

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.

Disposition

Lessons, seminars, project assignments.

Eligibility

• SF1625 Calculus in one variable (or equivalent)

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

• Swedish B/Swedish 3 (or equivalent)

Recommended prerequisites

Optimisation theory (for example SF1811/SF1861 Optimization)

Literature

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

Examination

  • PRO1 - Project Assignments, 4.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 3.5, grading scale: P, F

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

Requirements for final grade

Each part of the examination must be passed.

Offered by

EECS/Electrical Energy Engineering

Examiner

Mikael Amelin <amelin@kth.se>

Add-on studies

EG2210 Electricity Market Analysis, EG2220 Power Generation, Environment and Markets

Version

Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2019.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2019.