EEEN40550 Power System Dynamics and Control

Academic Year 2023/2024

The module presents dynamic models and controll schemes of the most important devices that compose a power system network. These include the synchronous machine, transformers, power electronic devices and induction machines. For each device a detailed description of its dynamic behavior and control strategies are presented. Both theoretical aspects
and simulation‐based examples are discussed. The contents of the module is the following.
1. Dynamic model of the synchronous machine. Synchronous machine primary and secondary controls including automatic voltage regulators, turbine and turbine governors, under and over‐excitation limiters, and power system stabilizers. Synchronous machine secondary controls including automatic generator controllers and secondary voltage regulators. Tertiary frequency control.
2. Transformer dynamic model and controllers including under-load tap-changers and phase shifters.
3. VSC model and controls. Control of shunt and series FACTS devices.
4. Induction machine dynamic model. Speed control of induction motors.
5. Distributed energy sources control with particular emphasis on models and controllers of wind turbines and photovoltaic panels (MPPT, voltage control, frequency control, etc.).

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

Dynamic modelling of power systems. Basic concepts of power system frequency and voltage control. Knowledge of control systems of all principal devices for high voltage transmission systems. Practical examples based on numerical simulations.

Indicative Module Content:

Dynamic model of the synchronous machine.
Frequency control of synchronous machines.
Voltage control of synchronous machines.
Under-load tap changers.
Control of FACTS devices.
Control of wind turbines.
Frequency control of non-synchronous devices.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning










Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Active/task-based learning; lectures; critical writing; reflective learning; lab/studio work; enquiry & problem-based learning; debates; case-based learning. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
EEEN30070 - Power system Engineering, EEEN30090 - Electrical Machines

EEEN40010 - Control Theory

EEEN40330 - Power System Control

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade In Module Component Repeat Offered
Class Test: Questions on all topics discussed in the lectures since week 6. Week 12 n/a Graded No


Class Test: Questions on all topics discussed in the lectures until week 5 inclusive. Week 6 n/a Graded No


Lab Report: Frequency control of synchronous machines Week 6 n/a Graded No


Lab Report: ULTC and FACTS control Week 10 n/a Graded No


Lab Report: Voltage control of synchronous machines Week 8 n/a Graded No


Lab Report: Wind Turbine control Week 12 n/a Graded No



Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Individual and class feedback on lab reports is provided, under request, prior and post assessment.