Instructor:

Richard Y. Zhang (ryz at illinois dot edu)

Resources:

Piazza for class discussions.

Gradescope for homework and project (code: 92NP6K).

Compass2g for participation points.

Gradescope for homework and project (code: 92NP6K).

Compass2g for participation points.

Overview of power system analysis. Static power system models. Linear equations. Nonlinear equations. Linear and nonlinear least-squares. Exploiting sparsity. Dynamic power system models. Numerical integration.

*Prerequisites.* Circuit analysis. Linear algebra. Basic multivariate calculus. Some prior programing experience in MATLAB / Octave.

*Texts.* No required texts. I will be adding readings here as the course progresses. The following textbooks may be helpful.

- M. Crow,
*Computational Methods for Electric Power Systems*, CRC press. - F. Milano,
*Power System Modelling and Scripting*, Springer. PDF available at Springerlink. - G. Strang,
*Introduction to Linear Algebra*, Wellesley-Cambridge Press. - S. Boyd and L. Vandenberghe,
*Introduction to Applied Linear Algebra – Vectors, Matrices, and Least Squares*, Cambridge University Press. PDF available at Stanford.

Homework:

Five homework assignments, roughly one every two weeks, worth 10% each. *Release, submission, and grading through Gradescope.*

50%

Project:

We will simulate a conference paper submission to the IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM), the premier conference on power systems research. *Release, submission, and grading through Gradescope.*

35%

Presentation:

Your paper was selected as 1 of 60 best papers submitted to the conference! You will give a spotlight 8-minute presentation at one of our simulated PESGM Best Conference Papers Session.

The best presentation of each session, as decided by a panel of your peers, will receive a*Best-of-the-Best Award* worth 2% bonus.

Sign up for a presentation slot. Deadline 11/30.

The best presentation of each session, as decided by a panel of your peers, will receive a

Sign up for a presentation slot. Deadline 11/30.

15%

Participation:

0.5% for each *endorsed* question or answer or note, for up to 5% max.

1% in class and during project presentations, for up to 5% max.

1% in class and during project presentations, for up to 5% max.

10% bonus

Grading is on an __absolute scale__. You will be compared against the following performance standard, and not to other students.

We reserve the right to adjust these numbers downward (in the students' favor) but guaranteed that they will not be raised.

Future lecture schedules are *tentative* and are provided for your information only.

Tue 8/25

Topic 1: Overview of power system analysis.

Tue 8/25

Thu 8/27

Tue 9/1

[Video]
[Notes]
Static analysis (power flow, voltage stability) and how they fit into existing operating practices. Maximizing efficiency: Planning vs scheduling vs real-time operations. Maximizing reliability: N-1 criterion.

Readings: Electric power system basics

Thu 9/3

Mon 9/7

Labor Day (all-campus holiday)

Tue 9/8

Topic 2: Power system models. Homework 1 out.

Tue 9/8

Tue 9/15

[Video]
[Notes]
The complete power system static model. The bus admittance matrix and the idea of stamps.

Readings: Milano Section 4.1, Modified nodal analysis paper

Thu 9/17

Mon 9/21

Topic 3: Linear equations. Homework 1 due. Homework 2 released.

Tue 9/22

Thu 9/24

[Video]
[Notes]
Complete "DC" power flow model: application, derivation, and underlying assumptions.

Readings: DC power flow revisited

Thu 10/1

Tue 10/6

Thu 10/8

Mon 10/12

Topic 4: Nonlinear equations. Homework 2 due. Homework 3 released. Project released.

Tue 10/13

Thu 10/14

Thu 10/22

[Video]
[Notes]
Power flow Jacobian via complex matrix calculus. Linear least-squares. The normal equation.

Readings: Matrix calculus wikipedia; Online calculator.

Mon 10/26

Topic 5: Least-squares and nonlinear least-squares. Homework 3 due. Homework 4 released.

Tue 10/27

Tue 11/3

Election Day (all-campus holiday)

Thu 11/5

Mon 11/9

Topic 6: Numerical integration. Homework 4 due. Homework 5 released.

Thu 11/12

Sat 11/21 - Sun 11/29

Thanksgiving break

Tue 12/1

Course summary.

Thu 12/3

Presentation Session 1.

Tue 12/8

Presentation Session 2.