6.S979 Seminar in Electric Power Systems


Graduate Level
Units: 3-0-9
Prerequisites:  6.061 or equivalent
Instructor:  Prof. James Kirtley (kirtley@mit.edu)
Schedule:  MW2:30-4, room 34-301
This subject qualifies as a Signals and System Concentration Subject.
 A seminar on planning and operation of modern electric power systems. Content varies with current interests of instructor and class; emphasis on engineering aspects, but economic issues may be examined too. Core topics include: overview of power system structure and operation; representation of components, including transmission lines, transformers, generating plants, loads; power flow analysis, dynamics and control of multimachine systems, steady-state and transient stability, system protection; economic dispatch; mobil and isolated power systems; computation and simulation.