NMSU Power Courses

Graduate Electric Power Courses

 


Senior Elective/ Graduate Courses


EE 431/542 Power Systems II
Analysis of a power system in the steady-state. Includes the development of models and analysis procedures for major power system components and for power networks. Recommended preparation is EE 391 or equiva- lent. Taught with EE 431 with differentiated assignments for graduate students.

 

EE 432/543 Power Systems III
Analysis of a power system under abnormal operating conditions. Topics include symmetrical three-phase faults, theory of symmetrical components, unsymmetrical faults, system protection, and power system stability. Recommended preparation is EE 431 or equivalent. Taught with EE 493 with differentiated assignments for graduate students.

 

EE 433/544 Distribution Systems
Concepts and techniques associated with the design and operation of electrical distribution systems. Recommended preparation is EE 542 and EE 543. Taught with EE 494 with differentiated assignments for graduate students.


Graduate Electric Power Courses


EE 531 Power System Modeling and Computational Methods
Development and analysis of fast computational methods for efficient solution of large scale power-system problems. Algorithms for constructing the bus impedance matrix; sparse matrix techniques; partial- inverse methods; compensation of mutual coupling. Pre/Corequisite: EE 543.

 

EE 532 Dynamics of Power Systems
Transient and dynamic stability of power systems; synchronous machine modeling and dynamics; prediction and stabilization of system oscillations. Recommended preparation is EE 493 or equivalent.

 

EE 533 Power System Operation
AGC, economic dispatch, unit commitment, operations planning, powerflow analysis and network control, system control centers. Recommended preparation is EE 493 or equivalent.

 

EE 534 Power System Relaying
Fundamental relay operating principles and characteristics. Current, voltage, directional, differential relays; distance relays; pilot relaying schemes. Standard protective schemes for system protection. Operating principles and overview of digital relays. Recommended preparation is EE 493 or equivalent. 

 

EE 535 Power System Reliability and Risk Assessment
Probability applications in power systems; stochastic modeling of power system components and networks. Reliability modeling and analysis of generation systems, composite (generation and transmission) systems, interconnected systems, distribution systems, industrial and commercial systems. Analysis of risk in power systems; understanding of causes and remedial measures. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

 

EE 536 Power System Overvoltage Transients
Introduction of the origin and analysis of overvoltage and other transients in power systems. Basic principles of design to control and protect against overvoltages and to provide an overview of applicable standards and testing methods. Use of the electromagnetic transients program (EMTP). Recommended preparation is EE 493 or equivalent.

 

EE 537 Power Electronics
Basic principles of power electronics and its applications to power supplies, electric machine control, and power systems. Recommended preparation is EE 314, EE 380, and EE 391. Taught with EE 432 with dif- ferentiated assignments for graduate students.

 

EE 538 Advanced Distribution Systems
Continuation of EE 494 and EE 544. Emphasis is directed toward the overall coordinated protection of distribution feeders. Distribution system reliability, performance indexes and economics are presented. Recommended preparation is EE 494 or equivalent.

 

EE 539 Electric Power Quality
Power quality, harmonics, and related problems in electric power systems, their causes, and effects. Applicable standards, instrumentation, analysis procedures, and mitigation. Recommended preparation is EE 493 or equivalent.