Course detail

Power Systems Control

FEKT-MPA-RESAcad. year: 2022/2023

Purposes of course is knowledge of ensure what upper-most supply reliability of customer electric energy and preservation nominal frequency and voltage. Cost optimization on production and transmission electric energy. The problems of international cooperation of electric power systems, proceedings of exchange power and energy in normal operation and in breakdown lorry situation.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The students pass out the course are able to:
- use nodal voltage method with elimination of balance node for power system load flow calculation as linear problem
- explain and apply Gauss-Seidl, Newton-Raphson and simplified Newton iteration methods for power system load flow calculation as nonlinear problem
- apply methodology of economical allocation of power generation
- describe frequency control means in power system
- explain transmitted power control method in interconnected power systems
- name and describe reactive power sources and appliances
- explain voltage control with using reactive power


The subject knowledge on the Bachelor´s degree level is requested.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.


Stagg G.W.,El-Abiad A.H.:Computer methods in pow.syst.analysis,McGraw Hill 1968 (EN)
Arrillaga J.,Arnold C.P.:Computer analysis of pow.syst.,John Wiley 1992 (EN)
Kersting, W. H.: Distribution System Modeling and Analysis, 2012, ISBN 978-1-4398-5622-2 (EN)
Weedy, B. M.: Electric Power Systems, 1967,The University of Southampton, England (EN)
Duncan Glover, J., Sarma, S. M.: Power System Analysis and Design, USA, ISBN 0-534-95367-0 (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods include lectures, numerical exercise and computer laboratories. Course is taking advantage of e-learning (Moodle) system. Students have to write two project/assignment during the course.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The course is evaluated by student’s activity in the lessons and it is finished by exam valuation.
Students can obtain:
up to 40 points from tutorial lessons (projects of numerical and PS-based exercise)
up to 60 points from the exam (practical and theoretical part).

Detailed requirements for completion of a course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated every year.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Linear load flow methods
Newton-Raphson iteration method
Simplified Newton iteration method
Economical allocation of power generation
Complex optimization
Generalized optimization problems
Frequency control-primary, secondary and tertiary
Control of frequency and transmitted power in interconnected power systems
Voltage control by transformers
Sources and appliances of reactive power
Voltage control by reactive power
Methods for assessing the reliability of ES operation
Dispatching control


Knowledge of fundamental mathematical model for steerage interconnected electrical power systems, especially: Power flow and voltage regulation calculation, frequency control, economical power production, appreciation of reliability electrical power systems and dispatcher drive.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

The content and forms of instruction in the evaluated course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme MPA-EEN Master's, 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, compulsory
  • Programme MPA-EAK Master's, 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit


Fundamentals seminar

8 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Exercise in computer lab

18 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer