Last Updated  S012021 
MEE513
Unit Name  ELECTRIC POWER SYSTEM ANALYSIS 
Unit Code  MEE513 
Unit Duration  12 weeks 
Award 
Graduate Diploma of Engineering (Electrical Systems) Duration: 1 year Master of Engineering (Electrical Systems) Duration: 2 years 
Year Level 
Year1 
Unit Creator / Reviewer  Prof. Akhtar Kalam /Dr. Munira Batool 
Core/Elective:  Core 
Pre/Corequisites  Nil 
Credit Points 
3 Grad Dip total course credit points = 24 (3 credits x 8 (units)) Masters total course credit points = 48 (3 credits x 12 (units) + 12 credits (Thesis)) 
Mode of Delivery  Online or oncampus. 
Unit Workload 
10 hours per week Lecture  1 hour Tutorial lecture  1 hours Practical/ Lab  1 hour ( where applicable ) Personal study recommended  7 hours ( guided and unguided ) 
Unit Description and General Aims
This unit requires mathematical foundations to solve power system operation problems. The unit will provide students with essential knowledge using mathematical techniques to analyse power systems, both under steady state and dynamic conditions. Power systems will be presented as complex networks comprising generators, loads, transmission lines, various apparatus and equipment, e.g., bus bars, switchgears, transformers etc. Concepts such as power, frequency, and voltage control will be examined and different types of transmission/distribution systems and their associated gears will be presented. Models of long, medium and short transmission lines will be introduced to assist in the calculation of power, voltage, current and power factor in an electrical system. Fault analysis in threephase balanced systems will be studied together with fault calculations in power systems. The unit provides with an understanding to evaluate the response of the complex power system to variation of loads, and to determine how the system can be controlled to supply the loads reliably, while it is economical and safe to the environment.
Lectures will be used to introduce the key concepts and knowledge complemented by laboratories to extend and apply this knowledge. The tutorials focus on applying knowledge in solving engineeringrelated problems. Assessments are given to students to reinforce their knowledge gained during lectures/tutorials and to improve their information seeking abilities.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this Unit, students are expected to be able to:
 Demonstrate knowledge of the basic principles of electric power systems, the components thereof, and analyze the respective configuration, operation and modelling.
Bloom’s Level 4
 Apply knowledge in sequence circuits and carry out fault analysis.
Bloom’s Level 3
 Calculate and interpret steady state power flow in power systems.
Bloom’s Level 5
 Develop an understanding of and inspect the power system dynamics and stability.
Bloom’s Level 4
 Apply techniques of power flow solutions including calculations of voltage, angles, losses, generated reactive power, slack power, etc. and discuss power flow solutions.
Bloom’s Level 5
 Determine and plan economic dispatch in a power system.
Bloom’s Level 6
 Explain modern power system structure and operation.
Bloom’s Level 5
Student assessment
Assessment Type (e.g. Assessment 2000 word essay (specify topic) Examination ( specify length and format)) 
When assessed (e.g After Topic 5) 
Weighting (% of total unit marks)  Learning Outcomes Assessed 
Assessment 1 Type: Multichoice test / Group work / Short answer questions / Role Play / Presentation Example Topic: “Role of power system analysis in depicting the operation of whole network”, “Fault calculations for unit components of power systems” or “Mathematical calculations for standardization of whole power system e.g., pu calculations”. 
After Topic 5  20%  1, 2 
Assessment 2 Type: Report / Research /Literature review/ Case Study / Problem analysis / Project Example: Report (Midterm Project) [This will include a progress report; literature review, hypothesis, and proposed solution with concept workings] Word length: 1000 Topic examples: “Iterative technique application for solving complex power system problems” or “Fault analysis in sequence networks of different power system components e.g., synchronous machines, transformers etc. 
After Topic 8  25%  2, 3 
Assessment 3 Type: Report / Research / Paper / Case Study / Site Visit / Project / Professional recommendation Example Topic: “A review of the state of art and the potential for practical fusion generation systems” or “The impact that climate change will have on lightning strike frequency and the potential effects that this will bring” or “A full life cycle analysis of a [PV or wind turbine or nuclear or large transformer] system, with net energy balance conclusions” Word length: 2000 
After Topic 10  35%  4,5 
Assessment 4  Practical Participation Example: May be in the form of practical assessments, remote labs, simulation software, case studies OR practical problem analysis 
Final Week  15%  4, 6, 7 
Attendance / Tutorial Participation Example: Presentation, discussion, group work, exercises, selfassessment/reflection, case study analysis, application. 
Continuous  5%   
Prescribed and Recommended readings
Required Textbook(s)
 J.D.Glover, M.S. Sarma and T.J. Overbye, Power System Analysis and Design, 5th edition,Cengage Learning, 2012 (ISBN 13: 9781111425777)
Recommended Reference Materials
• Hadi Saadat: Power System Analysis (third edition), 2011, 0072847964, McGraw Hill
• Kothari, D.P. and Nagrath, I.J., Power System Engineering, 3rd Edition, 2019, Tata McGraw Hill.
• Grainger J. J. and Stevenson W.D. Power System Analysis, 2016, McGraw Hill
• Cooray V. The Lightning Flash, 2^{nd} edition, 2014, IET Digital Library.
• Looms, J.S.T., Insulators for High Voltage, IEE Power and Energy Series 30.
• Ryan H.M., High Voltage Engineering and Testing, IEE Power and Energy Series 30.
 P. Hasse, Overvoltage Protection in Low Voltage Systems,2000, IEE Power and Energy Series 33
 J.C. Whitaker, AC Power Systems Handbook, 3^{rd} edition, CRC Press, 2007.
 Wood, A & Wollenberg, B: Power Generation Operation & Control, Wiley, 3^{rd} edition, 2013
Unit Content
One topic is delivered per contact week.
Topic 1
Overview of Power Systems Engineering
 Structure and growth of electrical power systems
 Single line diagram
 Impedance and reactance diagram
 Three phase systems
 Representation of power systems
 Per unit system of calculations
Topic 2
Symmetrical Faults and Symmetrical Components  1
 Importance of fault analysis in electrical power systems
 Faults and their types
 Sequences circuits of loads, generators and lines
 Sequence circuits of transformers and sequence networks
 Unsymmetrical fault current calculations
Topic 3
Symmetrical Faults and Symmetrical Components  2
 The admittance model and network calculations
 Branch and node admittances
 Formulation of YBUS matrix
 Node elimination
Topic 4
Network Calculations
 The impedance model and network calculations
 Bus admittance and impedances matrices
 Formulation of ZBUS matrix
Topic 5
Power Flow Solutions 1
 Scope of load flow analysis in power systems
 Load flow problem formulation
 Introduction to power flow solutions
 Gauss Seidel method: introduction, specification and application
Topic 6
Power Flow Solutions 2
 The NewtonRaphson method: Introduction, specification and application
 The NewtonRaphson powerflow solutions
 Power flow studies in system design and operation
 Case Study: application of Newton Raphson and GaussSeidel method on a practical problem and comparison of results
Topic 7
Power Flow Solutions 3
 Decoupled load flow analysis: introduction, specification and application
 Fast decoupled power flow solution;
 The “DC” power flow solution method
Topic 8
Stability Analysis
 Scope and significance
 Stability problem
 Steady state and transient stability
 Factors affecting stability
 Use of digital computer methods for stability studies
Topic 9
Transmission System Planning
 Load forecast
 Generation assumption
 Coincident generation outage
 Reactive power capability
 Rating of transmission equipment
 Economic dispatch and unit commitment
Topic 10
Introduction to Different Software
 Software utilization in power system analysis
 List of practical/commercial software with specifications
 Algorithm explanation (using PowerWorld etc.)
Topic 11
Modern Power Systems
 Smart Grids: scope and applications
 Microgrids and their initiatives in Australia
Topic 12
Project and Revision
In the final week students will have an opportunity to review the contents covered so far. Opportunity will be provided for a review of student work, to clarify any outstanding issues, and to work on finalising the major assessment report.
Engineers Australia
The Australian Engineering Stage 1 Competency Standards for the Professional Engineer, approved as of 2013. This table is referenced in the mapping of graduate attributes to learning outcomes and via the learning outcomes to student assessment.
Stage 1 Competencies and Elements Competency  
1.  Knowledge and Skill Base 
1.1  Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline. 
1.2  Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline. 
1.3  Indepth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline. 
1.4  Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline. 
1.5  Knowledge of engineering design practice and contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline. 
1.6  Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of sustainable engineering practice in the specific discipline. 
2.  Engineering Application Ability 
2.1  Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving. 
2.2  Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources. 
2.3  Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes. 
2.4  Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects. 
3.  Professional and Personal Attributes 
3.1  Ethical conduct and professional accountability. 
3.2  Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains. 
3.3  Creative, innovative and proactive demeanour. 
3.4  Professional use and management of information. 
3.5  Orderly management of self and professional conduct. 
3.6  Effective team membership and team leadership. 
Software/Hardware Used
Software

Software: PowerWorld; MATLAB

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Hardware
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