Welcome to Introduction to Voltage Stability of Electric Power Systems

Description: The course will provide training and education on the subject of Voltage Stability analysis. The PhD course will include basic knowledge of power transfer limitations in DC and AC systems, the effect of reactive compensation, generator reactive support, and load dynamics and basic concepts of voltage stability monitoring, control and protection.

The main topics are as follows:

Overview of power system stability and classification
Basics of stability theory
Voltage stability and maximum power transfer
Reactive generation and reactive power limits. Immediate loss of stability
Fast and slow response including load dynamics.
Modelling and response of Load Tap Changers
Multi-time scale and quasi steady state simulation
Voltage Stability Monitoring and Countermeasures
Prerequisites: General knowledge in electrical AC circuits and electrical power engineering, preferably background at graduate level in power systems. Exercises involve Matlab

Form of evaluation: Mini-project

Link: http://www.et.aau.dk/phd/phd-courses/

Organizer: Professor Zhe Chen, e-mail: zch@et.aau.dk Aalborg University

Lecturer: Professor Costas Vournas, vournas@power.ece.ntua.gr, NTUA, Greece


Time: 6-8 February 2019


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Number of seats: 30

Deadline: 16 January 2019

Important information concerning PhD courses We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 5,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately three months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.