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ELE-3610 Power System Stability - 5 stp

The course is administrated by

Institutt for elektroteknologi

Type of course

Can be taken as a single course.

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.

Date for examination

School exam 22.05.2023

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