Economic Operations And Control Of Power Systems

By Prof. Gururaj Mirle Vishwanath, Prof .Narayana Prasad Padhy   |   IIT Kanpur, MNIT Jaipur (On-lien from IIT Roorkee)
Learners enrolled: 1741   |  Exam registration: 390
The primary objective of this course is to analyze efficient and optimum operation of electric power generation system and to provide an overview about the control techniques adopted to ensure the economic operation of a power system. This course also introduces optimization methods and their application in practical power system operation problems. In this course, modern control system solution methods are employed for power generation system problems. This course provides application of modern numerical techniques and analytical methods for dealing with and solving operation-related problems in electric power systems. In addition, it further discusses some real-time practical power system problems and their solutions.

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Research Scholars, Industry Professionals, Faculty Members

PREREQUISITES: BE/B.Tech in Electrical Engineering

INDUSTRY SUPPORT: DISCOMs, TRANSCO, Power Grid, POSOCO, NHPC, NTPC, CPRI, Private sector: ABB, Schneider, Siemens, etc.
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Category :
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Power Systems and Power Electronics
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
Start Date : 24 Jul 2023
End Date : 13 Oct 2023
Enrollment Ends : 07 Aug 2023
Exam Registration Ends : 18 Aug 2023
Exam Date : 29 Oct 2023 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1: 
Module 1 : Introduction- NPP
Module 2 : Evolution of Indian Power System- NPP
Module 3 : Control in Power Systems- NPP
Module 4 : Optimization Preliminaries-I- NPP
Module 5 : Optimization Preliminaries-II- NPP

Week 2: 
Module 1 : Dynamic Programming-GMV
Module 2 : Economic Dispatch of Thermal Units- GMV
Module 3 : Economic Dispatch using Numerical Methods-I-GMV
Module 4 : Economic Dispatch using Numerical Methods- II-GM
Module 5 : Economic Dispatch using Numerical Methods- III-GMV

Week 3: 
Module 1 : Power Flow Problem on DC Network-NPP
Module 2 : Formulation of AC Power Flow-NPP
Module 3 : Decoupled Power Flow-NPP
Module 4 : Calculation of Transmission Losses-I-NPP
Module 5 : Calculation of Transmission- Losses-II-NPP

Week 4: 
Module 1 : Economic Dispatch using Dynamic Programming-GMV
Module 2 : Unit Commitment- I-GMV
Module 3 : Unit Commitment- II-GMV
Module 4 : Unit Commitment using Dynamic Programming: GMV
Module 5 : Unit Commitment using Lagrange Relaxation - I-GMV

Week 5: 
Module 1 : Unit Commitment using Lagrange Relaxation - II-GMV
Module 2 : Hydrothermal Scheduling- I-GMV
Module 3 : Hydrothermal Scheduling- II-GMV
Module 4 : Hydrothermal Scheduling- III-GMV
Module 5 : Transmission System Effects - GMV

Week 6: 
Module 1 : Production Cost Model- Introduction 1-NPP
Module 2 : Production Cost Model- Introduction 2- NPP
Module 3 : Economic Scheduling with Unreserved Load Method-NPP
Module 4 : Expected Cost Method-NPP
Module 5 : Discussion of Practical Problems- NPP

Week 7: 
Module 1 : Power and Energy Interchange: Introduction; NPP
Module 2 : Multiple Utility Interchange Transactions; NPP
Module 3 : Power Pools: NPP
Module 4 : Transmission Effects and Issues: NPP
Module 5 : Discussion of Practical Problems- : NPP

Week 8: 
Module 1 : Real-Time Case Study on Reactive Power Dispatch- I: GMV
Module 2 : Real-Time Case Study on Reactive Power Dispatch II: GMV
Module 3 : Real-Time Case Study on Reactive Power Dispatch III: GMV
Module 4 : Power System Security-I: GMV
Module 5 : Power System Security-II: GMV

Week 9: 
Module 1 : Power System Security-III: GMV
Module 2 : Optimal Power Flow I: GMV
Module 3 : Optimal Power Flow II: GMV
Module 4 : State Estimation I: GMV
Module 5 : State Estimation II: GMV

Week 10: 
Module 1 : State Estimation III-: GMV
Module 2 : State Estimation IV: GMV
Module 3 : State Estimation V: GMV
Module 4 : State Estimation VI: GMV
Module 5 : State Estimation VII: GMV

Week 11: 
Module 1 : Control of Generation I: GMV
Module 2 : Control of Generation II: GMV
Module 3 : Short-Term Demand Forecasting - GMV
Module 4 : Pumped Storage & Gravity Storage: GMV
Module 5 : Energy Storage: GMV

Week 12: 
Module 1 : Advanced Distribution System Management I: GMV
Module 2 : Advanced Distribution System Management II: GMV
Module 3 : Advanced Distribution System Management III: GMV
Module 4 : EV Opportunities, Challenges and Impact in Indian PowerSector I:GMV
Module 5 : EV Opportunities, Challenges and Impact in Indian Power Sector II: GMV

Books and references

1) Power Generation Operation and Control, by Allen J. Wood, Bruce F. Wollenberg.
2) Power System Stability and Control by P Kundur.

Instructor bio

Prof. Gururaj Mirle Vishwanath

IIT Kanpur
Prof.Gururaj Mirle Vishwanath is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Kanpur. He received his Ph.D in the area of power system from IIT Roorkee and M.Tech (R) in Power and Energy Systems from NITK Surathkal. His area of interests includes development of Renewable penetration challenges to the grid, EV integration Challenges to Power Systems, Machine learning application to power systems. He is PI of two projects where one is relevant to the EV and second relevant to the Robotics and he is Co-PI in the Indo-US collaborative UI-ASSIST Project. He is also the recipient of POSOCO Power System Award under Doctoral thesis category for the year 2021, AWSAR Award 2021 for popular science story under PDF category. He has in total 13 IEEE International Publications including 4 IEEE Transactions. He is serving as a reviewer in the IEEE Transactions of Power Systems, Smart Grid, Sustainable Energy, Industry Applications, IEEE PES General Meeting etc. He is also the member of IEEE, Vice-Chairman of IEEE PES Student Chapter from UP section and Member of Switching Working Group (WG), IEEE PES Transmission Subcommittee.

Prof .Narayana Prasad Padhy

MNIT Jaipur (On-lien from IIT Roorkee)
Prof.Narayana Prasad Padhy (SM’09) received the Ph.D. degree in power systems engineering from Anna University, Chennai, India, in 1997. He is working as Professor (HAG) with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee, Roorkee, India. He is currently the Director of the Malaviya National Institute of Technology (MNIT), Jaipur, India and the mentor director of the Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Kota. Earlier he has served as Dean of Academic Affairs, Institute, NEEPCO, 92 Batch and Ravi Mohan Mangal Institute Chair Professors at IIT Roorkee. He is the National lead of many national and international projects such as DSIDES, ID-EDGe, and HEAPD. He is also part of other international projects, namely Indo-US UI-ASSIST and Indo UK ZED-I. He has published more than 200 research articles in reputed international journals and conference proceedings. His research interests include power system analysis, demand side management, energy market, network pricing, ac–dc smart grid, and application of machine learning techniques in power systems. Dr. Padhy is also a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineers (INAE), Fellow Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers, India, Fellow Institution of Engineering and Technology and Fellow of Institution of Engineers and India. He was the recipient of the IEEE PES Outstanding Engineers Award 2018, Boyscast Fellowship and the Humboldt Experienced research Fellowship in the year 2005 and 2009, respectively.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 29 October 2023 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
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Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

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