Rev. 032520

“Power System Analysis with Distributed Generation”

Dr. Mesut Baran – – 919-515-5081
Dr. Robert Cox – – 704-687-8402
Dr. Badrul Chowdhury – – 704-687-1960
Dr. Randy Collins – – 864-656-9289
Dr. Johan Enslin – – 843-730-5117
Dr. Ramtin Hadidi – – 843-730-5106
Dr. Ning Lu – – 919-513-7529
Dr. David Lubkeman – – 919-513-2024
Steven Whisenant – – 704-877-1265
Andy Burch –

A copy of the textbook will be provided to each registered student.
“Power System Analysis & Design, SI 6th Ed. by Glover, Overbye & Sarma, CL Engineering, 2016”

Additional references:
• Class notes
• Power point slides

Software Required:
PowerWorld (Free version), PSCAD (Free version), OpenDSS (open source),
and Milsoft WindMil (Student version) will be required at minimum.

Course Objectives:
This two-week course will provide a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of power engineering. Topics include Three-Phase Fundamentals, Transformers,  Transmission Lines, Substations, Power Flows, Power Electronics, Distribution Systems, Loads, Power System Planning, Operation, Protection, Dynamics, Stability and Control, Transients, and Distributed Energy Resources and Integration into the Grid. The course is designed to act as a refresher for the basics and as a brief introduction for more advanced topics.
At the completion of the course, student should be able to:
• Perform three-phase analysis
• Understand the per-unit system
• Understand AC machines operation and different kind of distributed generations
• Analyze transmission line electrical performance
• Perform power flow analysis
• Be familiar with power electronics devices, converters and machine drives
• Have detailed knowledge of distribution systems, substations, and loads and the effect of
distributed generations
• Have a in-depth understating of power system planning and operation
• Understand symmetrical components and their role in unsymmetrical fault analysis
• Analyze symmetrical and unsymmetrical short circuit scenarios
• Be familiar with renewables and storage control and integrations and their challenges.
• Better understand power system protections.
• Understand different forms of stability studies, root causes, controls and different forms of power
system transients
• Describe distributed energy resources and their integrations to the grid
• Understand and analyze power quality issues.

Lecture (Tentative Dates):
Sunday, July 10th – Friday, July 15th, 2022
Monday, July 25th – Friday, July 29th, 2022
8:00 am – 5:00 pm, daily

NC State University
James B. Hunt, Jr. Library
Raleigh, NC

Course Outline:
Before Course Begins: Self-Review Chapter 1: Introduction and Chapter 2: Fundamentals

Optional Additional Day
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm      Registration
1:30 pm – 5:00 pm      Review Chapter 1: Fundamentals of Power Engineering
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm      Orientation and Software Installation Check

Week 1:
8:00 am – 12:00 pm    Chapter 2: Introduction and Overview of Three-Phase Circuits
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm    Lunch
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm      Chapter 3: Transformers and the Per-Unit System
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Welcome Reception 

Orientation & Software Installation Check
8:00 am – 12:00 pm     Chapter 4: AC Machines and Renewable Generation
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm     Lunch
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm       Chapter 5: Transmission Lines & Cables
8:00 am – 12:00 pm     Chapter 6: Electric Power Substations
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm     Lunch
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm       Chapter 7: Power System Analysis – Power Flow
8:00 am – 12:00 pm     Chapter 8: Symmetrical Components and Fault Analysis
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm     Lunch
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm       Chapter 9: Distribution Power Systems, Part I
8:00 am – 12:00 pm     Chapter 10: Power Electronics and Variable Speed Drives
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm    Box Lunch and safety gear pick-up
12:45 pm – 100 pm       Travel To Dominion Energy Dispatch Center
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm        Tour of Dominion Energy Dispatch Center
1:45 pm – 2:00 pm        Travel to Faber Place Substation
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm        Tour of Faber Place Substation
2:30 pm – 2:45 pm        Travel to Zucker Solar Park
2:45 pm – 3:15pm         Tour of Zucker Solar Park

Week 2:
8:00 am – 12:00 pm     Chapter 11: Power System Protection
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm     Lunch
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm       Chapter 12: Integration of Renewables and Storage
8:00 am – 12:00 pm     Chapter 13: Power System Operations, Part I
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm     Lunch
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm      Chapter 14: Distribution of Power Systems, Part II
8:00 am – 12:00 pm     Chapter 15: Load Modeling and Forecasting
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm     Lunch
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm      Chapter 16: Power System Transients
8:00 am – 12:00 pm     Chapter 17: Power System Dynamics, Stability and Control
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm     Lunch
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm       *Chapter 20: Power Quality

8:00 am – 12:00 pm    *Chapter 19: Power Systems Operations, Part II
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm     Lunch
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm      *Chapter 18: Transmission System Planning

(*Note that chapters are intentionally out of sequence to provide necessary subject coverage.)

Class credit:
Certificates of Attendance for up to 60 hours

Pricing (Please contact Administrator for all promo code requests):
• CAPER Members: $2,495
• Non-CAPER Members: $2,995
• Early Bird CAPER Member discount: $2,245
• Student Discount: $1495

Receive an additional 15% discount when registering 5 or more attendees! – Available to members and non-members. Not applicable to student registrations. Must register all in one purchase to receive discount. Please contact Shannon Jenkins, CAPER administrator for discount codes at

Important Dates:
• Registration Closed
• Early Bird deadline: May 31st, 2022
• Orientation: July 10th, 2022
• Welcome Reception: July 11th, 2022
• Course begins: July 10th, 2022

Classroom Policies:
Attendance is voluntary but strongly encouraged. No make up for missed classes, quizzes, or assignments will be given. Students are responsible for all material covered and all assignments given in every lecture. Some lectures may cover material not found in the textbook. It is the responsibility of each student to make up any deficiencies that result from missed classes. Students are expected to wait 15 minutes before leaving if the instructor is late. Cell phones must be turned off or silenced before coming into class.

Changes to Syllabus:
The instructors reserve the right to make changes to this syllabus during the course. Students will be given adequate notice in class of any changes. Please check Canvas for any course updates and announcements.

If you disagree with any of the policies or procedures spelled out above or cannot accept the demands of the course (i.e., the amount of time and work required), you need to drop the course as soon as possible. By staying in the course, you agree to comply with all the policies and procedures described in this syllabus.