19D021FRU - Flexible AC Transmission Systems

Course specification
Course title Flexible AC Transmission Systems
Acronym 19D021FRU
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Module Power Networks and Systems
Type of study doctoral studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
    Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
      ESPB 9.0 Status elective
      Condition no
      The goal Introduce students to the basic concepts of active and reactive power flow control in power transmission networks. Familiarisation to functioning of FACTS devices based on elements of power electronics and the definition of their capabilities in the control of power flow in electrical power transmission networks.
      The outcome Provide students with the ability to design models and develop algorithms for the analysis of the effects of control devices in the transmission networks. Provide students with the ability to analyse impacts of flexible AC transmission system devices on static and dynamic performances of power systems.
      Contents of lectures Power electronic components. Static convertors. Voltage and current source inverter control: phase control and PWM. Harmonics. Historical survey of compensation devices. HVDC. MTDC. Shunt (SVC, STATCOM), series (TCSC, GCSC, SSSC) and unified (IPFC, UPFC) static controllers. Phase shift transformers. FACTS devices modeling in power system analysis studies. FACTS models in OPF algorithms.
      Contents of exercises no
      1. Y.H. Song, A.T. Johns (Eds.) ''Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS)'' IEE Press, London, United Kingdom, 1999.
      2. N.G. Hingorani, L. Gyugyi, ''Understanding FACTS – Concepts and Tehnology of Flexible AC Transmission Systems'' IEEE Press, New York, 2000.
      3. J. Arrillaga, N.R. Watson, ''Computer Modelling of Electrical Power Systems'', Wiley & Sons, LTD, Chichester, England, 2001.
      4. E. Acha, C. R. Fuerte-Esquivel, H. Ambriz-Pérez and C. Angeles-Camacho, ''FACTS – Modelling and Simulation in Power Networks'', Wiley & Sons, LTD, Chichester, England, 2004.
      5. Kalyan K. Sen, Mey Ling Sen, "Introduction to FACTS Controllers, Theory, Modeling and Applications", IEEE Press, Wiley & Sons, New Jersey, USA, 2009.
      Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
      Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
      Methods of teaching Classical lectures, the illustrations in electronic format (video beam), computer simulations
      Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
      Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
      Activites during lectures 0 Test paper 0
      Practical lessons 0 Oral examination 50
      Colloquia 0
      Seminars 50