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Before choosing courseFEG3214 Power System Stability and Control 10.0 creditsAdministrate About course

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.


Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus FEG3214 (Spring 2019–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

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


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 Disposition

Lectures, assignments, exam and project.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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.

Recommended prerequisites

Three-phase system, load flow calculations, per unit system and basic control theory


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M. Ghandhari, "Stability of Power Systems, An introduction"

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • EXA1 - Examination, 10,0 hp, betygsskala: 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 result of the project is reported in a technical report.

Other requirements for final grade

• Approved exam.

• Approved technical report.

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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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

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web FEG3214

Offered by

EECS/Electric Power and Energy Systems

Main field of study

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Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

EG3213 FACTS and HVDC in Electric Power Systems


Mehrdad Ghandhari

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at EECS/Electric Power and Energy Systems