EH2745 Computer Applications in Power Systems 4.5 credits

Datortillämpningar i elkraftsystemet

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Electrical Engineering
  • Grading scale

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

Course offerings

Information for research students about course offerings

P4 every year

Intended learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to train the students in developing computer systems for advanced planning, operation and control of electric power systems.

On completion of the course, the student will be able to:

·      Analyze a control problem and suggest appropriate system architecture.

·      Analyze the need for information exchange and suggest appropriate information models and protocols.

·      Develop simple software for a controller.

·      Analyze the information needed for a given automation and control function for power systems.

·      Create consistent information models for power systems control

Course main content

The course consists of two blocks, each consisting of a project assignment, lectures and exercise sessions. Block one includes analysis and modeling of the need for Information exchange for power system control. The aim is to train the students to analyze different perspectives on information necessary for power system control. The project assignment in the block includes implementation of a simple information model for the exchange of data on power systems. Block two includes basics in programming techniques and computer science focusing on machine learning methods with applications in power systems. The project assignment in the block consists of developing machine learning algorithms for forecasting.


The course is to a large extent performed as project assignments in which information models and analysis methods are developed.


Bachelor degree corresponding to 180 ECTS and Eglish level 6.

EH2741 communication and control in electric power systems

Recommended prerequisites

EH2741 Communication & Control in Electric Power Systems


Artifical Intelligence a Modern Approach, Russel & Norvig

IntelliGrid Common Information Model Primer, EPRI Technical Report 2013

Required equipment



  • PRO1 - Project Assigment 1, 1.5, grading scale: P, F
  • PRO2 - Project Assigment 2, 3.0, grading scale: P, F

The examination consists of two project assignments

Project 1 involves requirements analysis and information modeling for control of electric power systems

Project 2 involves analysis, design and implementation of a applicaiton in Java

Requirements for final grade

Passed all examination components

Offered by

EECS/Electrical Energy Engineering


Lars Nordström (


Lars Nordström <>

Add-on studies

EH2751 Communication & Control in electric power systems, project course


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