Power Systems - Basic Concepts and Applications - Part I
Shih-Min Hsu, Ph.D., P.E.
A power system is an interconnected network with components converting non-electrical energy continuously into the electrical form and transporting the electrical energy from generating sources to the loads/users. A power system serves one important function and that is to supply customers with electricity as economically and as reliably as possible. This course should provide a brief review for readers in the power engineering profession or serve as an introductory material for readers in a non-power engineering profession.
This course begins
with an introduction to power systems. It discusses the basic structure of power
systems, the fundamentals of AC circuits, mathematical notations, balanced three-phase
systems, and per unit values. Then, it presents an overview of the three main
components of power systems: generators, transmission lines and transformers.
PART I of the course ends with the fundamentals of power factor correction and
its applications. PART II continues with symmetrical components and its applications
- short circuit calculations. Power flow problems are introduced and its solution
techniques are discussed. This material concludes with some fundamentals on
power system stability.
This course includes
a multiple choice quiz at the end.
This course is part one of a two-part course on basic concepts and applications of power systems.
Course Modules - PART I
Module #1: Introduction to Power Systems.
Module #2: Basic Concepts - Components of Power Systems.
#3: Power Factor Correction and its Applications.
The course content is in PDF format in each module. You need to open or download those documents to study this course.
Charles A. Gross, Power System Analysis - 2nd Edition, John Wiley & Sons,
 Arthur R. Bergen and Vijay Vittal, Power Systems Analysis - 2nd Edition, Prentice Hall, 2000
 Prabha S. Kundur, Power System Stability and Control, McGraw-Hill/EPRI, 1994
 "The IEEE Standard Dictionary of Electrical and Electronics Terms - 6th Edition," IEEE Std 100-1996
Once you finish studying the above course content you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.