EI3262 Reliability Analysis for Power Systems, Higher Course 9.0 credits

Tillförlitlighetsanalys av kraftsystem, avancerad

The course gives the participants knowledge on how to use reliability analysis as a tool for decision support during design, operation and maintenance of electric power systems. The application studies are focused on electrical distribution systems.

  • Education cycle

    Third cycle
  • Main field of study

  • Grading scale

    P, F

Information for research students about course offerings

The course is given when there is sufficient demand. Please contact the examiner if you are interested in taking the course.

Intended learning outcomes

The course is aimed to you that want to perform reliability assessment for electrical power systems. The goal for the course is to give the participants knowledge on how to use reliability analysis as a tool for decision support during design, operation and maintenance of electric power systems. The application studies are focused on electrical distribution systems.

The student should after passed course be able to use reliability assessment as a tool for decision support for planning and operation of the electric power system. After completed course the participants shall achieved knowledge to:

  • Describe the fundamental definitions and concepts for reliability assessment
  • Analyze a system using the following techniques for reliability assessment:
  • Network modeling
  • Component importance techniques
  • Markov modeling
  • Lifetime models
  • Analyze an electrical distribution system with the above described methods using NEPLAN.
  • Formulate an optimization problem for maintenance planning and propose solution approach.
  • Formulate a Life cycle cost model (LCC).
  • Discuss power system regulatory issues.

Course main content

 Definitions and concepts in reliability theory

 Network reliability modeling

 Component reliability importance techniques

 Markov modeling

 Lifetime models

 NEPLAN reliability module

Maintenance optimization techniques and problem formulation

Life cycle cost and Life cycle cost analysis

Power system regulatory methods.

Reliability project on academic or real world problem.

Disposition

Lectures, software exercises, project work 100h, presentations of project, homework problems, exam.

Eligibility

Literature

Rausand Höyland: System Reliability Theory, 2nd ed.

Examination

  • EXA1 - Examination, 9.0, grading scale: P, F

Requirements for final grade

  • Exam
  • Oral presentation
  • Opponent
  • Project approved and delivered before deadline

Offered by

EECS/Electromagnetic Engineering

Examiner

Patrik Hilber <hilber@kth.se>

Version

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