EG3214 Power System Stability and Control 10.0 credits
Stabilitet och styrning av elkraftsystem
This course deals with the various instabilities in a power system that can lead to major
power outages, and also how to avoid these instabilities using control technology.
Education cycleThird cycle
Main field of study
Grading scaleP, F
Spring 19 P3 (10.0 credits)
Language of instruction
Form of study
Number of places
Intended learning outcomes
Upon completion of the course the student should be able to
- explain the various power system instabilities and dynamics in power systems,
- apply and explain different methods for analyzing power system stability,
- create mathematical models for dynamic and stability analysis of power systems,
- explain different power system controls, and their impact on the system stability,
- demonstrate how the transient stability of a power system can be analyzed by using Equal Area Criterion,
- analyze electromechanical modes in power systems,
- design excitation systems to improve transient stability, and power oscillations damping,
- perform frequency control,
- reflect on, evaluate, and critically assess others’ scientific results.
Course main content
The course is given in English, and treats models and
computation methods for power system stability and
control. In the course assignments these models and
methods are applied to solve realistic problems with
computer programs written in MATLAB.
The following areas are treated in the course:
• Stability: voltage stability, transient and smallsignal
stability, and simulation models.
• Control: power oscillation damping and frequency
Lectures, assignments, exam and project.
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.
Three-phase system, load flow calculations, per unit system and basic control theory
M. Ghandhari, "Stability of Power Systems, An introduction"
- EXA1 - Examination, 10.0, grading scale: P, F
The result of the project is reported in a technical report.
Requirements for final grade
• Approved exam.
• Approved technical report.
EECS/Electric Power and Energy Systems
Mehrdad Ghandhari Alavijh <email@example.com>
EG3213 FACTS and HVDC in Electric Power Systems
Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2019.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2019.