FEH3250 Power System Automation 6.0 credits


The changes effecting the power system in terms of introduction of renewable production at lower voltage levels, electric vehicles and active consumers puts new requirements on automation and protection of power grids. This development is particularly dramatic at the distribution system level, where previously little or no automation was available. The new systems being installed require a much higher degree of flexibility and autonomy to fulfil modern requirements. Computer communication becomes a critical component of reliable automation and protection functions, requiring studies of ICT reliability to assess traditional power system reliability aspects.

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The course consists of lectures, substation automation system (SAS) design assignment and communication system design and evaluation. In addition, participants will perform an individual project in a field within the course scope.

Intended learning outcomes *

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

·         Analyse the new requirements facing transmission and distribution grids with a focus on automation and protection functions.

·         Design automation functions for distribution grids, including for instance interlocking, switching schemes and protection.

·         Create substation automation system architectures using the Substation Configuration Language.

·         Interface automation devices with realtime simulators to evaluate protection settings against typical power system faults (over current, three phase fault, transformer internal fault)

·         Analyse cybersecurity threats to substation automation systems and design appropriate detection and protection mechanisms.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Admitted to PhD program at KTH.

Recommended prerequisites

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Examination and completion

Grading scale *

P, F

Examination *

    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.

    Other requirements for final grade *

    Complete all three 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

    Further information

    Course web

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    Offered by

    EECS/Electric Power and Energy Systems

    Main field of study *

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    Education cycle *

    Third cycle

    Add-on studies

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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.

    Postgraduate course

    Postgraduate courses at EECS/Electric Power and Energy Systems