Course detail

Power Systems Control

FEKT-MKC-RESAcad. year: 2023/2024

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.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

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

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

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.

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.


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.
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

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Kolcun M., Griger V: Riadenie prevádzky elektrizačných sústav ISBN 80-89061-76-1 Mercury-Smékal 2003
Haluzík, E.: Řízení provozu elektrizačních soustav, skriptum VUT v Brně, 1983, 126s.
Kolcun, M., Chladný, V., Varga, L.: Počítačová analýza elektrizačnej sústavy, TU Košice 2006, ISBN 80-8073-453-4

Recommended reading

Stagg G.W.,El-Abiad A.H.:Computer methods in pow.syst.analysis,McGraw Hill 1968
Arrillaga J.,Arnold C.P.:Computer analysis of pow.syst.,John Wiley 1992

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme MKC-EEN Master's, 2. year of study, winter semester, compulsory

Type of course unit



39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


Load flow calculation method.
Newton-Raphson iteration method.
Simple Newton-Raphson iteration method.
Economical dividing of power production.
Complex optimalization.
Generalized optimalization exercise.
Frequency control- primary, secondary and tertiary
Power flow control in interconnected power systems
Voltage control
Reactive power sources and consumers
Dispatch control

Fundamentals seminar

8 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


Economical dividing of power production.
Breakdown help in interconnected electrical power systems.
Voltage control.
Calculation of probability state and reliability of electrical power system.

Exercise in computer lab

18 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


Power systems modelling.
AC load flow calculation method.
DC modelling.
Voltage control in transmission grid
Voltage control in distribution grid
Voltage collaps in transmission grid
Power flow control by phase shifting transformer
Control dispatcher systems.