Power System Operation and Planning

Higher education teachers: Pantoš Miloš
Credits: 5
Semester: winter
Subject code: 64643

Subject description


  • Enrollment into the program.

Content (Syllabus outline):

Power system operation, modeling of power system elements, methods for power flow calculation, optimal power flow calculation, active power and frequency control, reactive power and voltage control, ancillary service procurement, impact of energy markets on power system operation, power system reliability, security of supply. Load forecasting, system reserve, power system planning methodologies, power system planning criteria, power system planning in market environment, environmental aspects in power system planning, power system economics, optimization methods, asset management.

Objectives and competences:

Students will obtain an overview of operation of power systems and their planning. This course presents methods for power flow calculation, explains optimal power flows and the optimization objectives. Students will become familiar with the role of system reserves, ancillary services, the impact of energy markets on power system operation, concepts of reliable operation of power systems, security of supply. Also they will lean how to forecast the system loading – consumption, which approaches are available for power system planning, the activities within asset management and risk assessment, investments in new production and transmission equipment etc.

Intended learning outcomes:

  • Knowledge and understanding: Students will understand operation of power systems, procedures in power system development considering technical, environmental and economic aspects. With gained knowledge, they will be able to solve some basic problems in the field of power system operation and planning.
  • Application: Review and general knowledge of power system operation and planning.
  • Reflection: Understanding of statistical analyses in the frame of reliable operation of power systems and ability to integrate the gained knowledge with the existing in a complex picture.
  • Transferable skills: Ability to collaborate in determination of development programs, action plans in the field of power system planning with respect to the technical, economic and environmental aspects.

Learning and teaching methods:

Lectures and exercises.

Study materials


  1. F. Gubina, Delovanje elektroenergetskega sistema, Založba ULFE, 2006
  2. M. Pantoš: Načrtovanje elektroenergetskega sistema, knjiga v pripravi
  3. Wood, A.J., Power generation, operation and control, Wiley, 1996
  4. R. Billinton: Reliability Evaluation of Power Systems, ISBN: 0306452596; knjižnica FE
  5. R. Sullivan: Power System Planning, ISBN: 0070618003; knjižnica FE

Study in which the course is carried out

  • 2 year - 1st cycle - Applied Electrical Engineering - Power Engineering Technology and System Automation