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Power System Engineering


This course is mainly for undergraduate third-year as well as fourth year Electrical Engineering students, which will introduce and explain the fundamental concepts in the field of electrical power system engineering. The basic concepts of underground cables, overhead line insulators, transient overvoltages and insulation coordination will be covered in detail. In addition to that, corona, sag and tension of transmission line will also be covered. In this course, distribution load flow, voltage stability analysis and application of capacitors in distribution networks will also be covered. Load frequency control of isolated and interconnected power system will be covered in depth. Unit commitment will also be covered. By the end of the course, the students should be able to gather high-quality knowledge of electrical power system engineering in the above mentioned fields.

  • BE/B.Tech.  in Electrical Engineering



  • Power Grid
  • NTPC
  • NHEC
  • DVC and State Electricity Boards.  

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Debapriya Das obtained his B.E. degree from Calcutta University ( B.E. College ( Presently known as IIEST ), Shibpur, Howrah, WB ), M.Tech.  from I.I.T. Kharagpur  and Ph.D. from I.I.T., Delhi. He has nearly thirty years of experience in teaching and research. For more information, one can visit my I.I.T KGP website as well as my personal website www.ddas.co.in/. One can also visit the website  https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=yZj2uFYAAAAJ.


Week 1: Overhead Line Insulators 

Week 2: Underground Cables
Week 3: Transient Overvoltages and Insulation Coordination 

Week 4: Corona 

Week 5: Sag and Tension 

Week 6: Distribution System Load Flow and Voltage Stability 

Week 7: Approximate Method of Distribution System Analysis 

Week 8: Application of Capacitors for Radial Distribution Systems 

Week 9: Load Frequency Control 

Week 10:Load Frequency Control 

Week 11:Unit commitment 

Week 12: Unit Commitment 


1. Electrical Power Systems—Debapriya Das (New Age International) 
2. Power System Analysis—Hadi Saadat (McGraw Hill) 
3. Electric Power Transmission System Engineering ( Analysis and Design ) – Turan Gonen ( Wiley-Interscience ) 
  • The exam is optional for a fee.
  • Date of Exam: April 27th 2019 (Saturday).
  • Time of Exam: Morning session 9am to 2 noon; Afternoon session: 2pm to 5pm
  • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
  • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published.

  • Final score will be calculated as : 25% assignment score + 75% final exam score
  • 25% assignment score is calculated as 25% of average of  Best 8 out of 12 assignments
  • E-Certificate will be given to those who register and write the exam and score greater than or equal to 40% final score. Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kharagpur. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.