Seminar in Electric Power Systems

A small power system.

A small electrical power system taken from the course lecture notes. (Image courtesy of Professor James Kirtley.)


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Spring 2006



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This course comprises of a seminar on planning and operation of modern electric power systems. Content varies with current interests of instructor and class; emphasis on engineering aspects, but economic issues may be examined too. Core topics include: overview of power system structure and operation; representation of components, including transmission lines, transformers, generating plants, loads; power flow analysis, dynamics and control of multimachine systems, steady-state and transient stability, system protection; economic dispatch; mobile and isolated power systems; computation and simulation.

James Kirtley Jr.. 6.691 Seminar in Electric Power Systems, Spring 2006. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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