Courses & Units

Power System Operation and Control KNE443



The aim of this unit is to instill confidence and understanding of those concepts of power system analysis that are likely to be encountered in the study and practice of electrical power engineering. The approach is to develop the thinking process of the student in reaching a sound understanding of a broad range of topics in the power-system area of electrical engineering. Calculation of unbalanced fault conditions, methods of symmetrical components, the admittance model and network calculations, the impedance model and network calculations,Thevenin's theorem and load flow solutions, the Gauss-Seidel method, the Newton-Raphson method, power flow studies in system design and operation, DAPPER application for load flow analysis, fault calculation using the bus impedance matrix, transient stability, the equal-area criterion for transient stability, economic operation of power systems, unit commitment, state estimation of power systems, reliability analysis of power systems.


Unit name Power System Operation and Control
Unit code KNE443
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
Discipline Engineering
Teaching staff

Prof M Negnevitsky (Coordinator)

Level Honours
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 13/4/2020 31/5/2020

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,798.00 031301

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Teaching Pattern

3x1-hr lectures, 1-hr tutorial weekly (13 wks), 4x3-hr lab


3-hr final exam (70%), coursework (30%)

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