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ELEN E4511: Power Systems Analysis

Instructor: Javad Lavaei  

Time: Mondays, 10:10 am-12:40 pm  

Location: Engineering 253

Office Hours: Mondays, 3-5 pm

TA: Ghazal Fazelnia (

Grading Policy: 10% active participation, 30% homework, 60% course project

Homework: Set 1,  Set 2, Set 3, Set 4, Set 5 (due on May 9)

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Description: One of the grand challenges of this century is the modernization of electrical power networks. This course provides a fundamental understanding of not only the conventional power grid but also the electric grid of the future (known as Smart Grid).  The topics covered in this course include:

o  Modeling of power systems (transmission lines, transformers, relevant power electronic devices, generators, etc.)

o   Architecture of power networks

o   Operation of power systems (study of both steady state and transient behavior)

o   Control of power networks

o   Optimization for power networks

o   Electricity market

o   Smart Grid 

  Main textbook: "Power Systems Analysis" by Arthur R. Bergen and Vijay Vittal (second edition)

 Other references (optional):

o   "Fundamentals of Power System Economics" by Daniel S. Kirschen and Goran Strbac

o   "Applied Optimization: Formulation and Algorithms for Engineering Systems" by Ross Baldick

o   "Convex Optimization" by Stephen Boyd and Lieven Vandenberghe