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ELE-3503 Power System Stability - 5 stp

The course is administrated by

Institutt for elektroteknologi

Type of course

Theoretical subject. Cannot be taken as a single subject

Course contents

System Components Generators, transformers, transmission lines and Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS)

Stationary conditions Generators, transformers, transmission lines and loads

Generator stability Swing equation, damping, stationary and transient stability, multi-machine systems

Voltage stability Stability criteria, critical load demand, static and dynamic analysis

Frequency Stability Frequency droop, primary and secondary control, tertiary control, load shedding

Stability Enhancement Power system stabilizers, Shunt FACTS devices, Series compensators

Admission requirements

Suggested prerequisites: ELE-3500 Power System Fundamentals, or similar

Objective of the course

After completing the subject, the students will have the following learning outcome:

Knowledge and understanding:


General competence:

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

Lectures and written exercises. The lectures will mostly focus on presenting theory, but instruction in simulation tools will also be provided.


Mandatory task Five of Six assignments (hand-in exercises) have to be approved in order to take the final exam.

Assessment 3 hours written exam. Grading scale is from A (highest) to F (lowest), with E as the minimum pass grade

There will be arranged a re-sit exam for this course

Date for examination

Home examination hand out date 05.06.2020 hand in date 05.06.2020

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced at your faculty early in May and early in November.