Module Details for the Academic Year 2018/2019

EEEN40550 Power System Dynamics&Control

The module presents dynamic models and controll schemes of the most important devices that compose a power system network. These include the synchronous machine, transformers, power electronic devices and induction machines. For each device a detailed description of its dynamic behavior and control strategies are presented. Both theoretical aspects
and simulation‐based examples are discussed. The contents of the module is the following.
1. Dynamic model of the synchronous machine. Synchronous machine primary and secondary controls including automatic voltage regulators, turbine and turbine governors, under and over‐excitation limiters, and power system stabilizers. Synchronous machine secondary controls including automatic generator controllers and secondary voltage regulators. Tertiary frequency control.
2. Transformer dynamic model and controllers including under-load tap-changers and phase shifters.
3. VSC model and controls. Control of shunt and series FACTS devices.
4. Induction machine dynamic model. Speed control of induction motors.
5. Distributed energy sources control with particular emphasis on models and controllers of wind turbines and photovoltaic panels (MPPT, voltage control, frequency control, etc.).

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Dynamic modelling of power systems. Basic concepts of power system frequency and voltage control. Knowledge of control systems of all principal devices for high voltage transmission systems. Practical examples based on numerical simulations.  
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Autonomous Student Learning




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2 hour End of Semester Exam
Lab Report: Frequency control of synchronous machines


Week 6
Lab Report: ULTC and FACTS control


Week 10
Lab Report: Voltage control of synchronous machines


Week 8
Lab Report: Wind Turbine control


Week 12


This module is not passable by compensation

Resit Opportunities

In-semester assessment


If you fail this module you may repeat, resit or substitute where permissible

Module Requisites and Incompatibles

Pre-Requisite: Electrical Machines (EEEN30090), Power system Engineering (EEEN30070)

Co-Requisite: Control Theory (EEEN40010)

Incompatible: Power System Control (EEEN40330)

Equivalent Modules

Prior Learning

Curricular information is subject to change