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ENM125 - Sustainable Electric Power Systems
Syllabus adopted 2014-02-20 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPSES
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Automation and Mechatronics Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Energy and Environmental Systems and Technology

Teaching language: English
Open for exchange students
Block schedule: A
Maximum participants: 60

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0111 Examination 7,5 c Grading: TH   7,5 c   17 Jan 2015 pm V,  16 Apr 2015 pm M,  18 Aug 2015 am M

In programs



Univ lektor  Tuan Le Anh
Forskare  Jimmy Ehnberg

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In order to be eligible for a second cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme that owns the course. (If the second cycle course is owned by a first cycle programme, second cycle entry requirements apply.)
Exemption from the eligibility requirement: Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling these requirements.

Course specific prerequisites

This course is addressed to students without a background in electrical engineering.


The overall aim of this course is that the student will show an understanding of the function of an electricity delivering system and what possibilities and limitation that such system has.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

  • Describe the function of an electric power systems, both DC and 3 phase AC systems.
  • Describe the function of the main components in an electric power system.
  • Formulate and conduct basic electric circuit¿s analysis for DC, AC and 3 phase systems.
  • Formulate and solve simple power flow analysis problems by hand.
  • Formulate and solve power flow analysis problem with use of simulator tools.
  • Perform basic reliability studies of electric power systems focusing on generation.
  • Explain the function of grid operation.
  • Describe the function of an electric market.
  • Summarize and explain the demands of an electric power system for connection.
  • Describe and give examples of central concepts in smart grids
  • Describe and follow safety instructions in the electric power engineering lab in the course.


The course is divided into four parts:
1. Introduction to electric power systems and its components
2. The fundamentals of electric circuit analysis for both DC and AC. 
3. Analysis of electric power systems through studies of the themes like electric power system analysis, HVDC, operation of electric power systems, electricity market, reliability and connection regulations.
4. Discussions on future challenges for the electric power system and how it can be part of a sustainable energy system. 

The course consists of a practical lab and a design exercise. Before performing the practical lab, the safety instructions must be read, understood and thereafter followed. The design exercise is concluded with a report that shall answers to the questions in the assignment PM.


The course comprises 16 lectures (2 x 45 min), 8 tutorials (2 x 45 min), one practical laboratory exercise (1 x 4 h) and supervision for the design exercise at 6 occasions (2 x 45 min).


Electric Power Systems - A conceptual introduction (2006), Alexandra von Meier, John Wiley & Sons, ISBN-13:987-0-471-175859-0

Introduction to Electric Circuits (1995), Ray Powel, Elservier Ltd, ISBN-13: 978-0-340-63198-0.

Complementary lecture material, exercises and laboratory PM will be made available.


The methods used to evaluate the students work in this course are:
Written examination.
Approved practical laboratory exercise
Approved report of the design exercise
The grade of the written exam will be the grade for the course. 

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