FEH3240 Information Modeling with Application to Power Systems 6.0 credits

Informationsmodellering med tillämpning på elkraftsystem

Due to deregulation, merging of previously isolated markets and unbundling of incumbent electric utilities, a majority of the operational control challenges in modern power systems require extensive exchange of data between market participants. To enable interoperability, the exchange is done according to standardised formats which in turn are based on information models that represent dynamic and static information about the power system. The formats are to some extent standardised by organsiations such as the IEC, NIST and the IEEE, but many open issues remain on how to develop semantically correct information models of parts or complete power systems.

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The course consists of a series of seminars at which selected parts of the literature are presented and discussed. In addition, the course consists of a modeling assignment, a information exchange assignment finally the  development of a research plan. Completion of all fours parts of the course are mandatory for passing the course.

Intended learning outcomes *

After completing the course, the participants should be able to:

·         Describe and apply fundamental information modeling concepts, and relate these to industry standard languages, such as UML.

·         Apply tools, such as Protege, for creation of system ontologies, and using these to capture semantically valid models

·         Apply tools for serialisation of information models to enable data exchange.

·         Perform modeling of typical power system topologies for static model exchange.

Identify topics within power system control requiring  information exchange beyond what is currently developed.

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Admitted to PhD program at KTH.

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Examination and completion

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P, F

Examination *

  • EXA1 - Examination, 6.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F

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The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade *

Complete all four course components with a passing grade.

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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Lars Nordström

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EECS/Electric Power and Energy Systems

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Education cycle *

Third cycle

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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.

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