ELEN E9501: Seminar in Electrical Power Networks

Professor Javad Lavaei, UC Berkeley, Teaching at Columbia University in Fall 2012

Instructor: Javad Lavaei
Time: Wednesday, 10:10am-12:40pm
Location: MUDD 214


One of the grand challenges of this century is the modernization of electrical power networks. This course provides a fundamental understanding of not only the conventional power grid but also the electric grid of the future (known as Smart Grid).

The topics covered in this course include:

  • Modeling of power systems (transmission lines, transformers, relevant power electronic devices, generators, etc.)

  • Architecture of power networks

  • Operation of power systems (study of both steady state and transient behavior)

  • Control of power networks

  • Optimization for power networks

  • Electricity market

  • Smart Grid

The references of this course are (no need to buy them; some are available online):

  • Power Systems Analysis” by Arthur R. Bergen and Vijay Vittal

  • Fundamentals of Power System Economics” by Daniel S. Kirschen and Goran Strbac

  • Applied Optimization: Formulation and Algorithms for Engineering Systems” by Ross Baldick

  • Convex Optimization” by Stephen Boyd and Lieven Vandenberghe

  • Research Papers

Lecture Notes