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Dr. A.M. Kulkarni
IIT Bombay


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1) Introduction (Characteristics of Modern Power Systems) 3-4 lectures

Physical Structure
Operation and Control Functions and Hierarchies
Design and Operating Criteria

2) Equipment and Stability Constraints (12-15 lectures)

Capabilities and Constraints of Generators/Exciters/Turbines/
Network Elements (Lines, Transformers etc.)
Constraints of Energy Supply Systems
Load Characteristics
Introduction to Angle/Voltage Instability phenomena
Stability Constraints

3) Frequency and Voltage Control (15 lectures)

Primary Control of Frequency : Governors
Secondary Control of Frequency : AGC
Voltage control : Automatic Voltage Regulators (generators),
Shunt Compensation, SVC

4) Introduction to Power Flow Control : HVDC, FACTS

Load Curves
Unit Commitment
Introduction to the use of Optimization Methods

5) Load Dispatch Centre Functions

Contingency Analysis
Preventive, Emergency and Restorative Control
(3-4 lectures)

6) Additional Topics relating to new developments (3-4 lectures)

Under development

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