Power System Planning and Maintenance

Subject description

Long-term load (energy) forecasting (Delphi method, time series, mathematical models, correlation, impact factors, scenarios, consumption growth analysis), long-term load (power) forecasting, reliability assessment, power reserves, introduction to planning, methods and procedures of power system expansion planning, planning criteria, power system expansion planning in the market environment, environmental aspects in planning, economics in planning, planning of power plants, planning of networks, optimization methods.

Asset management, economic in asset management, risk assessment, costs and profit, uncertainties and stochastics, cost/benefit analysis, SWOT analysis, project and strategic management, maintenance of power system, aging and lifecycle of equipment, renovation, refurbishment, outages, maintenance methods (repair, operational maintenance, corrective maintenance, scheduled maintenance, preventive maintenance, reliability centred maintenance), maintenance management, tools in maintenance procedures, maintenance and electric energy production, maintenance and quality of supply, safety in maintenance, quality assurance.

The subject is taught in programs

Objectives and competences

Students will become familiar with principles in power system planning and maintenance, different methods for long-term load forecasting (energy and power), power system reserve (production and transmission), reliability of supply. Students will gain knowledge in the field of power system expansion planning in the market environment applying different optimization methods with respect to the environmental constraints and economics. Further, they will get familiar with methods and tools for power system maintenance, asset management, outage planning, revitalization, the importance of power system reliability in the context of maintenance procedures, quality of supply, maintenance economics. Students will gain basic knowledge in the field of safety issues in the maintenance process.

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures and exercises.

Expected study results

After successful completion of the course, students should be able to:

– develop mathematical models for economic feasibility assessment of investments in electric power systems,

– develop mathematical model for short- and long-term forecasting of production and consumption of electric energy and electricity prices,

– assess electric power system reliability,

– develop optimization models and selection of appropriate optimization method for mathematical problems in the field of power system planning and maintenance,

– interpret basic principles of electric energy and ancillary service markets,

– evaluate basic mechanisms in the field of power system development, planning and maintenance.

Basic sources and literature

  1. F. Gubina: Načrtovanje in vzdrževanje EES; skripta, knjižnica FE
  2. H. Lee Willis: Aging Power Delivery Infrastructures, ISBN: 0824705394; knjižnica FE
  3. R. Billinton: Reliability Evaluation of Power Systems, ISBN: 0306452596; knjižnica FE
  4. R. Sullivan: Power System Planning, ISBN: 0070618003; knjižnica FE
  5. M. Pantoš, D. Božič. Načrtovanje elektroenergetskega sistema. Založba FE, 2014.

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