autumn 2024
ELE-3600 Power System Fundamentals - 10 ECTS

Type of course

The course can be taken as single course.

Admission requirements

A relevant undergraduate Bachelor degree in Engineering program in power electronics and electrical machines. Basic knowledge in power systems is also an advantage.

In addition, the following requirements must be met: Minimum 25 credits in mathematics (equivalent to Mathematical Methods 1, 2 og 3), 5 credits in statistics and 7,5 ects i physics on a higher level is required.

Application code: 9371

Course overlap

If you pass the examination in this course, you will get an reduction in credits (as stated below), if you previously have passed the following courses:

ELE-3500 Power System Fundamentals 10 ects

Course content

  • Introduction to Power System
  • Revision of Single Phase and 3 Phase Systems
  • Per Unit Systems
  • Elements in a Power System
  • Modeling of Generators
  • Modeling of Transformers
  • Modeling of Transmission Lines
  • Power Flow and Load Flow Studies
  • Fault Analysis in a Power System
  • Introduction to Reactive Power Compensation
  • Introduction to FACTS Devices

Objectives of the course


After having followed the course, the candidate shall have obtained insight in:

  • Knowledge of Power system theory, power System functions, power system structure, power system generation, transmission and distribution.
  • Review of Basic concepts of the three-phase system, active and reactive power, power flow impact on the system, reactive power compensation.
  • Modeling of Power System Elements (Generators, Transformers, Transmission lines).
  • Understanding of power flow/load flow problems, solutions of power flow problems by different computational aspects.
  • Knowledge of different kinds of faults in a power system.
  • Knowledge of reactive power compensation analysis in a transmission line including FACTS devices


After having followed the course, the candidate shall be able to:

  • Make and analyze simple model of a power system.
  • Perform and analyze simple power system calculations.
  • Perform and analyze simple power flow calculations.
  • Perform and analyze simple power fault calculations.

General competence:

  • The candidate will has a basic understanding about power system structures and interaction between different elements of power system

Language of instruction and examination


Teaching methods

Lectures + Assignments + Laboratory exercises


Information to incoming exchange students

This course is open for inbound exchange student who meets the admission requirements. Please see the Admission requirements" section".

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Examination: Date: Duration: Grade scale:
School exam 12.12.2024 09:00
5 Hours A–E, fail F

Coursework requirements:

To take an examination, the student must have passed the following coursework requirements:

Assignments and Laboratory reports Approved – not approved
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More info about the coursework requirements

Assignments and Laboratory reports have to be approved in order to take the final examination

Re-sit examination

A resit exam will be offered.
  • About the course
  • Campus: Narvik |
  • ECTS: 10
  • Course code: ELE-3600
  • Tidligere år og semester for dette emnet