EG3213 FACTS and HVDC in Electric Power Systems 10.0 credits

FACTS och HVDC i elkraftsystem

In this course, issues (or problems) that an electric power system may face will be discussed. Then, it will be shown that FACTS and HVDC systems may be a technical solution to these issues. It will also be discussed how these devices are designed and what functions they have. Then, basic mathematical models and control strategies will be derived based on which the impact of these devices on power system stability and damping will be analyzed.

  • Education cycle

    Third cycle
  • Main field of study

  • Grading scale

    P, F

Course offerings

Autumn 18 for programme students

  • Periods

    Autumn 18 P1 (10.0 credits)

  • Application code

    51791

  • Start date

    27/08/2018

  • End date

    26/10/2018

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places

    No limitation

Information for research students about course offerings

Period 4.

Intended learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course the student should be able to

  • describe how FACTS and HVDC are designed,
  • explain and analyze their functions,
  • derive basic mathematical models for these components,
  • analyze the impact of these components on power system stability,
  • perform calculations on different control strategies for these devices.

Course main content

FACTS (Flexible AC Transmission System) and HVDC (High Voltage Direct Current) are controllable devices whose functions are to enhance the security, capacity and flexibility of power transmission systems. Application of these components in power systems implies an improvement of

  • transient stability
  • voltage stability
  • damping of power oscillations
  • optimal power flow

The course is given in English, and starts with a review of static and dynamic issues in power systems. As a technical solution to these issues, FACTS and HVDC will be presented. It will be shown that FACTS and HVDC may be a technical solution to these issues. It will be discussed in the course how these components are designed and also what functions they have. Then, basic mathematical models and control strategies will be presented for these components to analyze the impact of these components on power system stability.

Disposition

Lectures, lab, home exam and project.

Eligibility

The course is intended for Ph.D. students in electric power systems, but can also be interesting for students from other fields of electrical engineering.

Literature

M. Ghandhari,”The Impact of FACTS and HVDC Systems on Transient Stability and Power Oscillation Damping”

Examination

  • EXA1 - Examination, 10.0, grading scale: P, F

The result of the project is reported in a technical report.

Requirements for final grade

  • Approved home exam.
  • Approved lab.
  • Approved technical report.

Offered by

EECS/Electric Power and Energy Systems

Contact

Mehrdad Ghandhari

Examiner

Mehrdad Ghandhari Alavijh <mehrdad@kth.se>

Version

Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2011.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2019.