Instructor: Alejandro D. Domínguez-García, aledan {AT} ILLINOIS.EDU, (217) 333-3953.

Office Hours: Tuesday, 2:30  4:30 p.m., 4044 ECEB.

TA: Hanchen Xu, hxu45 {AT} ILLINOIS.EDU.
Office Hours: Wednesday, 3:00  5:00 p.m., 3036 ECEB.

Course Text: Glover, Overbye, and Sarma, Power Systems Analysis and Design, Sixth Edition, Cengage Learning, 2017.

Time and locationTR 8:00 – 9:20 a.m., 1015 ECEB.

Course Syllabus

Topics Approx. # of hours
Introduction, review of phasors and three phase power 3
Transmission-line parameter computation and transmission-line modeling 5
Transformer, generator, and load modeling 3
Power flow analysis 9
Generation Control, economic dispatch and restructuring 6
Transient stability 4
Short circuit analysis, including symmetrical components 6
System protection 3
Exams 3
Final review 1.5


Homework and in-class quizzes: Weekly homework allows students to practice the quiz problems. Homework is not graded, but there will be an in-class short quiz most Thursdays consisting of problems taken word for word from the homework problems. The lowest quiz grade will be dropped.

In-class Exams (tentative): Tuesday, October 3; Thursday, November 9.

Final Exam: Tuesday, December 19, 7:00-10:00 p.m.

All exams are closed-booked, closed notes. Calculators are allowed.

Formula Sheets. You may bring in one notesheet (8.5 by 11 both sides OK) for the first exam. Two for the second. Three for the final.

Make-up Exams. They may be administered orally at the Professor’s discretion.