M.E. Power Systems & Electric Drives:Power System Planning

Thapar University
In Patiala

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Typology Master
Location Patiala
  • Master
  • Patiala


Where and when

Starts Location
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Thapar University P.O Box 32, 147004, Punjab, India
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Starts On request
Thapar University P.O Box 32, 147004, Punjab, India
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Course programme


Research Methodology
Computer Application to Power System Analysis
Advanced Power Electronics
Power System Dynamics & Stability
Industrial Drives & Automation

Semester II

Power Quality & FACTS Devices
Optimal Power System Operation
Intelligent Techniques & Applications

Semester III

Minor Project
Thesis (Start)

Semester IV

Thesis (Continues)

Power System Planning

Introduction: Power System planning, objective, stages in planning & design, Key indices of power system reliability and their calculations, Linkage between reliability and capacity planning.

Generating System capability Planning: Probabilistic models of generating units, growth rate, Rate of generation capacity, Outage performance and system evaluation of loss of load and loss of energy indices, Power supply availability assessment

Interconnected Systems: Multi area reliability analysis, Power pool operation and power exchange energy contracts, quantification of economic and reliability benefits of pool operation

Demand/ Energy forecasting: Electricity consumption pattern, Peak demand and energy forecasting by trend and economic projection methods,

Power System expansion planning: Formulation of least cost optimization problem involving capital, operation and maintenance costs of candidate units of different types.

Investment Planning Models: Traditional generation expansion planning models, integrated resource planning models, production cost simulation models.

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