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Fakultät für Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik

Power System Operation and Stability


PSOS (formerly EES: Elektrische Energieübertragungssysteme (ISN: Informationen der Netzbetriebsführung/DSE: Dynamik und Stabilität von Energieübertragungssystemen)) will be taught in English starting this year.


The course is structured into two main sections:

1. Power System Operation and Protection

  • Introduction into electrical power systems and its operational tasks
  • System architecture of power system control centers
  • Algorithms for power system calculation, supervision and operation
  • Substation automation and protection architecture
  • Power system protection functions and algorithms for short circuit calculation
  • Future trends in control centres

2. Power System Stability, Dynamics and Control

  • Stability in electrical power systems
  • Dynamic power system modelling and simulation
  • Small signal and transient rotor angle stability
  • Frequency stability
  • Voltage stability and voltage control
  • Measures to improve stability


  • Understanding the tasks, functions and mathematical calculations/algorithms at all levels of grid control and operation
  • Learning about the different types of stability, the models used to analyze system dynamics and stability, the operation and influence of control and measures to improve stability


Tuesdays: 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. (Room: BCI-ZE-15)
Wednesdays 08:30 - 10:00 a.m. (Room: BCI-ZE-02)
First session: Tuesday, 10.10.2023

Mondays: 16:00 - 17:30 p.m. (Room: BCI-ZE-15)
First session: Monday, 23.10.2023

Computer Exercise:
Tuesdays / Wednesdays: 8:00 - 11:00 a.m. (Retina Pool P1-01-108a)
First session: Tuesday, 07.11.2023

Lecture project:
Each group will address a specific use case about blackouts and present it at the end of the lecture period

Oral exam: appointment details shall be provided later during the lectures

All materials can be found in the moodle course room PSOS (Power System Operation and Stability)