“Power System Analysis with Distributed Generation”

Dr. Mesut Baran – baran@nscu.edu
Dr. Badrul Chowdhury – b.chowdhury@charlotte.edu
Dr. Randy Collins – rcollins@email.wcu.edu
Dr. Johan Enslin – jenslin@clemson.edu
Dr. Ramtin Hadidi – rhadidi@clemson.edu
Dr. Ning Lu – nlu2@ncsu.edu
Dr. David Lubkeman – dllubkem@ncsu.edu
John O’Connor – johnspq@gmail.com
Joe Brown – joseph.l.brown@dominionenergy.com

A copy of the textbook will be provided to each registered student.
“Power System Analysis & Design, 6th Ed.” by J. Duncan Glover

Additional references:
• Class notes
• Power point slides

Software Required:
PowerWorld (Free Version), OpenDSS (Open Source), WindMil and PSCAD

Course Objectives:
This 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.

Monday, July 15th – Friday, July 19th
Monday, July 29th – Friday, August 2nd
8:00 am – 5:00 pm, daily

NC State University
Engineering Bldg. II (EB2, Classroom-3001)

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

Week 1:

8:00 am – 8:30 am      Registration and Software Installation Check
8:30 am – 12:00 pm    Review Chapter 1: Fundamentals of Power Engineering
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm    Lunch On Your Own
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm      Chapter 2: Introduction and Overview of Three-Phase Circuits

8:00 am – 12:00 pm    Chapter 3: Transformers and the Per-Unit System
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm    Lunch On Your Own
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 On Your Own
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 On Your Own
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm      Chapter 9: Distribution Power Systems, Part I

8:00 am – 12:00 pm    Chapter 4: AC Machines and Renewable Generation
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm    Lunch On Your Own
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm      Chapter 10: Power Electronics and Variable Speed Drives

Week 2: Self-Study

Week 3:
8:00 am – 12:00 pm     Chapter 11: Power System Protection
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm     Lunch On Your Own
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 On Your Own
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm       Chapter 14: Distribution Power Systems, Part II

8:00 am – 12:00 pm     Chapter 15: Load Modeling and Forecasting
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm     Lunch On Your Own
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 On Your Own
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 On Your Own
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm      *Chapter 18: Transmission System Planning
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm       FREEDM Tour


  • * Chapter number sequence may vary to align with instructor scheduling.
  • Lunch breaks are on your own and not included in the course cost.

Class credit:
Certificates of Attendance for up to 60 hours

• CAPER Members: $2,495
• Non-CAPER Members: $2,995

Important Dates:
• Registration Deadline: July 5th, 2024
• Orientation: July 15th, 2024

Classroom Policies:
In-person attendance only. There will be no make up opportunity for missed classes, quizzes, or assignments 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. 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.

By registering, you agree to comply with all the policies and procedures described in this syllabus.

(Please contact shannon.jenkins@charlotte.edu/CAPER Administrator for assistance.)