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autumn 2020

ELE-3600 Power System Fundamentals - 10 ECTS

Sist endret: 27.05.2020

The course is provided by

Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology


Narvik |

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 June. Exchange students and Fulbright students: 15 April 

Type of course

The course can be taken as single course.

Admission requirements

A relevant undergraduate bachelor Engineering programme with minimum 30 credits Mathematics/statistics topics

Application code: 9371

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


Teaching methods

Lectures + Assignments + Laboratory exercises



Mandatory tasks

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


5 hours written exam. Assessment according to standard A-F grading scale.

A re-sit exam will be arranged for this course.


Course overlap

ELE-3500 Power System Fundamentals 10 stp