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EH2741 Communication and Control in Electric Power Systems 6.0 credits

Communication and control of power systems is a large and comprehensive topic including many different fields ranging from power system instrumentation to power system modeling and control systems theory. This course provides a wide perspective on the field, opening for continued studies in specialized subjects, its focus is on design, implementation and use of information and control systems for protection, automation and operation of restructured power systems. The course is inter-disciplinary, covering electrical power engineering as well as computer and communication system engineering.

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Communication and control in electric power system is a large and broad subject with many different subareas including instrumentation, measurement, automatic control and computer and communication systems and power system analysis. The course gives a broad perspective in the area and opens for continued studies in specialised subjects. The contents are focused on design, implementation and use of information and control systems for protection, automation and operation of electric power system. The course is interdisciplinary and includes electrical power engineering as well as computer and  communication system engineering.

Intended learning outcomes

After passing the course, the student should be able to

  • describe the function of the primary equipment  in the power system that is relevant for protection, automation and control
  • analyse substations and simple power systems with regard to reliability and need of protection, automation and control with focus on power system with high penetration of renewable energy sources
  • describe the function including necessary communication systems of information and control systems that are used for protection automation and control of power system with high penetration of renewable energy sources
  • develop simple information and control systems for, e.g. SCADA systems with EMS applications including state estimator
  • describe relevant  interoperability standards in the area e.g. IEC 61850 and IEC 61970
  • describe cybersecurity threats using information and control systems for control of electric power system

in order to

  • obtain an introduction to the foundation of the architecture of information and control systems for protection, automation and control of electric power system both traditional power systems, and they with large sets renewable energy sources
  • obtain a broad perspective in the area
  • open for continued studies in specialised subjects.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

  • Knowledge in analysis of electric power system, 6 higher education credits, equivalent to completed course EG2100.
  • Knowledge in automatic control, 6 higher education credits, equivalent completed course EL1000/EL1110.
  • Knowledge in numerical methods and basic programming, 9 higher education credits, equivalent completed course SF1519.

Recommended prerequisites

Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science or similar programs.

Equipment

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Literature

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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

Examination

  • PRO1 - Project Assignment 1, 2.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • PRO2 - Project Assignment 2, 2.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • PRO3 - Project Assignment 3, 2.0 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 examination consists of project work in groups, and individual oral presentations.

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

Profile picture Lars Nordström

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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Course web EH2741

Offered by

EECS/Electrical Engineering

Main field of study

Electrical Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

EH2745 Computer Applications in Power Systems, introductory course

EH2751 Distributed Control in Power Systems, projec course

Contact

Lars Nordström (larsno@kth.se)

Supplementary information

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