Links on these pages to commercial sites do not represent endorsement by any University/Institute.
Last update: Jan. 2011.
Links to Power Companies and Utilities
(including a website on Power Systems Laboratory)
Electronic address lists of power system agencies and organizations
Links to virtual libraries and conference/workshop calendars
SMART GRID Websites
( At the end of the List of Textbooks)
Links to various power system interest groups and job and resume bulletin boards
Professional society Web Page Links
IEEE Services help page the "F1" file
IEEE Region Home pages the index
IEEE Society Home pages the index
IEEE’s Spectrum on-line for members only
IEEE’s The Institute on-line for any web surfer
IEEE Logos the official way to get great IEEE graphic files
IEEE Templates IEEE provides HTML files to help you create your own pages
IEEE Power Engineering Society my IEEE society
IEEE’s on-line Membership Application - IEEE Internet service
ABB- contains several publications on HVDC and FACTS
US Department of Energy-Fossil Energy Group
Energy Council -
Decision Systems International provides services to the electric utility industries in the areas of SCADA/EMS, Network analysis, system optimization, market design under restructuring, and risk management
-Electricity de France—This site contains the following examples of demonstrations that can be accessed via Internet-
· Global view of a power system network
· Thermal Power Station
· Hydro Power Station
· Nuclear Power Station
www.cusp.umn.edu, material uploaded to the CUPSP(tm) website, all of which is free-of-cost. The website contains three undergraduate courses: Power Systems, Power Electronics, and Electric Machines and Drives. To support teaching of these courses, there are nearly 100 videos, one for each lecture in these three courses, that can be viewed online or they can be downloaded on to your own computer. YOU NEED NOT BE A MEMBER OF CUSP(TM); all of it is free-of-cost.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Power and Energy Systems
Michigan Technical University Power Program
Power System Lab
Systems Analysis Course (EE554)
Electric Power Engineering Education
Electrical Engineering Departments Worldwide List (at Univ. Missouri-Rolla)
University of wateroo, Canada - Selected papers on voltage stability and voltage stability report
http://www.esn.auc.dk/mastersAt Aalborg University a new master education programme :Sustainable Energy Engineering (electrical specialization) has opened for students already having a B. Sc.
Energy for the future is of great concern for everybody in the industrial countries. Also the influence on the environment and sustainable development is of great concern. Concerning sustainable development the quality and sustainability of natural resources and ecosystems, threats of global change, quality of life in our cities, and the impact of the production and use of energy is essential to our economics and to our way of life. The objective of the study program is to make the students able to plan and construct environmentally sustainable energy systems. To achieve this, students are provided with knowledge about and understanding of different types of energy supply systems and the placement in, and effect on, both the overall and the local supply system. Specifically, the objectives are to: · impart knowledge to the student about planning and construction of energy supply systems, with respect to environmental sustainable development · impart the student technical knowledge about start-up of plants and optimal operation of energy supply systems in existing electrical and thermal systems · enable the student to perform life cycle analysis for plants and systems, e.g. including resource use, evaluation of emissions and handling of by-products · impart the student technical knowledge about renewable and fossil sources, e.g. biomass, wind-power, solar and geothermal energy, natural gas and wastes.
Upcoming (August 2005) on-line education opportunities in Electric Power and Energy Systems from Iowa State University (ISU).
Fall semester courses in
(1) EE 653: Energy System Planning, see
http://www.ede.iastate.edu/CourseInfo.asp?id=862 for details
This course explains targets investment analysis or capital budgeting or project selection for power system expansion, and explains the financial appraisal of large-scale, long-term investment projects.
(2) EE 553: Steady-state analysis and power systems operation, see
http://www.ede.iastate.edu/CourseInfo.asp?id=861 for more details.
This course will address power flow, economic dispatch, unit commitment, automatic generation control, sparse matrix techniques, interconnected operation, and voltage control.
(3) EE 458: Economic systems for electric power planning, see
http://www.ede.iastate.edu/CourseInfo.asp?id=855 for details.
This course will focus on basic economic theory, electric energy markets, planning methods, and optimization techniques.
(4) EE 456: Power system analysis I, see
http://www.ede.iastate.edu/CourseInfo.asp?id=854 for details.
This course will address power transmission lines and transformers, synchronous machine modeling, network analysis, power system representation, and power flow programs.
Please see http://www.ede.iastate.edu/distance_students.asp for more information on costs and other course structure requirements.
All courses are 3-credit courses that are taught as part of the regular ISU
engineering program in power and energy systems. The recommended minimum
prerequisite background for these courses is a BSEE degree or equivalent.
The courses run throughout the semester. Since the courses are recorded,
they may be viewed at the discretion of the student.
Below are given some of the software available on the IEEE-PES website.
· PowerWorld™ Simulator: (12 bus version) solves the power flow and economic dispatch problems. It is an interactive power system simulation package designed to simulate high voltage power system operation on a time frame ranging from several minutes to several days. Powerful visualization techniques are used on an interactive basis, resulting in an extremely intuitive and easy to use graphical user interface (GUI). The GUI includes animated one-line diagrams with support for panning, zooming and conditional display of objects. The software runs under Microsoft Windows 95/98/NT.
· PFLOW: a "commercial-grade" continuation power flow program, that can be used to research static voltage stability phenomena in detailed AC-HVDC-FACTS power system models. The program is written in C and C++, and two versions for WINDOWS 95 and UNIX are available, including examples and a brief tutorial.
· PCFLO and PCFLOH PCFLO is a load flow program which also includes short circuit and harmonics capabilities. PCFLOH is a harmonics-only version of PCFLO, with special user interface for harmonic studies. PCFLO contains some features not found in many load flow programs. For example, it lists the power loss on each line and transformer. It allows the user to control the transition point from Gauss-Seidel to Newton-Raphson. Also, it lists the optimal bus order for selected method 1, 2, or 3 in a separate output file, which is helpful to students who are learning how to properly order busses. (for Windows 95/98/NT)
· JPower: Java Power Flow Analysis is a typical dynamic web page based on Java & CGI. This shows you a potential power of Java in power system applications and education.
Toolbox: The Voltage Stability Toolbox (VST), developed at the Center for
Electric Power Engineering,
· Voltage Instability Demonstrator: A Java based demonstration of static voltage instability on a 2-bus system.
· Economic Loading Dispatch Demonstrator: A Java based demonstration of economic dispatch with three generators on a lossless system.
· TOWERABC: Calculates line constants for overhead three-phase, single-circuit or double-circuit, transmission lines and produces contour plots of rms V, E, and H, plus sound. It can be used for 50/60 Hz, and also for harmonic frequencies.
· ABC012: Handy phase sequence calculator. Microsoft Fortran Power Station 4.0 source and executable are included.
· Power-El: fifty files that can be used to simulate individual electronic power converters employing the widely available Pspice software
Case Study on Power System Restoration: This case study provides an
educational opportunity for electrical engineering students at the
sophomore/Junior level to expand their knowledge about power systems in
general, and more specifically power system blackout restoration. Besides
offering explanations of concepts, this case study uses the dynamic environment
of html to help create links for more detailed and often more visual
representations of key concepts. The end goals for the student are:
1) To complete open-ended exercises to see how they can immediately apply their newly acquired knowledge.
2) An introduction to advanced power system subjects.
Power Systems Test Case
Archive The UW Power System Test Case Archive provides World Wide Web
access to power system data (test cases). Contains: Power Flow Test Cases (14,
30, 57, 118, and 300 Bus), Dynamic Test Cases (17 Generator, 30 Bus "
· Internet based full AC power flow, please see at: www.InteractWithPower.com .Free (for testing and educational purposes) full AC power flow version. Only standard internet browser needed. No additional SW installation needed at your own computer. Steps: Click on "Create account ..."; Specify your data including your correct Email (mandatory) address, accept usage conditions, then choose AC power flow (ready for various "standard" IEEE power flow networks (14, 57,118, 300 IEEE bus systems); you can also feed your own IEEE cdf data sets!). A great opportunity for academics (and professionals ?) to share great power applications with the power system community.
Power Engineering Society Home Page
Power Related Software
An educational software called Power
Education Toolbox (PET) has been developed at
The zip file containing the program, its help files, and a small 14-bus test file can be downloaded from:
The program has the power flow, state estimation (wls and lav) and network observability analysis functions.
Systems, Inc. specializes in developing data analysis, acquisition, and
visualization software and software technologies that provide a complete
solution for scientists, engineers, and OEM software developers. The popularity of the software is growing continuously among
various industries as the choice for functional, yet powerful, data analysis
and visualization software. Some of the clients include major research
companies like APT Power Technologies, RTDS Technologies, Inc., and the
Under the National Science
Foundation sponsorship through the combined
research and curriculum development program, an educational module titled, "Intelligent systems in
power systems." Has been developed. The module can be located at the 'PowerZone," which contains the module together with other results developed by Arizona State U and
The module on intelligent systems in power systems contains three submodules: (1) security assessment, (2) fault analysis, and (3) distribution feeder protection. The modules have been tested in senior level power engineering courses. The module includes presentations and computer demos. Part of the module also involved the use of Net Meeting to facilitate the student/mentor interaction through videoconference. The module will be useful for educational programs You can also try EGIDE for Power System Demonstrations at Schools.
EGIDE is an educational tool based on the dynamic simulation of power systems. Further information on the EUROSTAG site of Tractebel Energy Engineering, is available at www.eurostag.be. Go to the page "Compatible products", and then to "EGIDE"
· You can use the web site at
(1) to interactively calculate transfer capabilities on sample power systems
(2) to browse tutorial and research material on transfer capability, particularly calculations involving sensitivity and uncertainty and generalizing DC load flow methods.
· ATP the Alternative Transients Program
· ATP/EMTP www.emtp.org
· EMTP-RV www.emtp.com
MicroTran is the electromagnetic transients program (EMTP) version of the
· Aspen Utility Software - with downloadable demos
· TRANSMISSION 2000- http://www.cai-engr.com/T2000.htm
· Cherry Tree Scientific Software - Graham J. Rogers - Induction Motor Simulation
· CYME Software - for power systems
· Distribution Management System (DMS) http://www.dmsgroup.co.yu/
· ESA Easy Power www.easypower.com
· Eurostag www.eurostag.be
· EDSA www.edsa.com
· ETAP www.etap.com
· DIGSILENT www.digsilent.de
· IPSA (power flow, fault calculations, stability analysis)www.ipsa-power.com
· SKM Power* Tools www.skm.com
· www.stri.se simpow now with a voltage dip module.
· Sparsity Technology - for power systems
· Matlab Matrix Routines
· Free Matlab toolboxes and more
· ObjectStab - a free Modelica Library for Power Systems, suitable for the simulation and analysis of transient and voltage stability in power systems.
· www.mipowersoftware.com MiPower a multi-utility software for power system studies and simulation.
· NEPLAN www.neplan.ch
· PowerWorld Power Systems Software
· PSAT (Power System Analysis Toolbox)
· QuickStab® Professional www.scscc-us.com
· PSCAD/EMTDC www.pscad.com
· PSS/E, PSS/O http://www.pti-us.com
· SKM Power* Tools www.skm.com
· DINIS www.dinis.com
· SPARD® www.energyco.com
· ESA Easy Power www.easypower.com
· DSA PowerTools www.powertechlabs.com
· SynerGEE www.advantica.biz
· SCOPE www.nexant.com
· CDEGS www.sestech.com
· UWPFLOW -free software- continuation power flow program-can be used for research on static voltage stability phenomenon- includes example and a brief tutorial.
· TEFTS -free software- transient stability program to study transient energy functions and voltage stability issues- includes example & a brief tutorial.
· MENU-DRIVEN GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE (GUI) PROGRAMS- by Prof.H.Sadat. -The transformer program obtains the transformer equivalent circuit from open-circuit and short-circuit tests. It also finds the transformer performance characteristics using the transformer parameters. In the induction motor program the parameters of the equivalent circuit can be entered on the circuit diagram. The program draws the Thevenin's equivalent circuit. Performance characteristics are then obtained for the specified slip and the torque slip curve is plotted on the screen. The analysis can be repeated for different slips. A GUI program deals with the design of a first-order controller in the forward path of a closed-loop control system. This GUI program designs the following controllers: Proportional, phase-lag, phase-lead, PD,PI, and PID controllers. To run the controller design program at the MATLABprompt type>> rldesigngui
Another GUI program deals with the natural and step response of parallel and series RLC circuits. To run the program at the MATLAB prompt type
http://www.ece.utexas.edu/~grady/PCFLO.html ( contains PCFLOW - short circuit, load flow and harmonics program)
· MATPOWER at . http://www.pserc.cornell.edu/matpower/
for a Matlab-based OPF that works for small systems.One of the developers of MATPOWER is Ray Zimmerman
Electrotek has released this updated version of TOP 2000. You can download this program free of charge at: the above hyperlink. The release notes for this version are included below. The program is free and supports most versions of transient analysis programs .
Release Notes: Version TOP2000 V 5.00.01 .These notes describe new features in TOP2000 v5. They also discuss the TOP interface with PASS and SuperHarm.v5.00.01=======
1 - Binary calculator operations now work properly when the two stack objects have incompatible time (or X) values.
2 - New Stack/Expression menu command to create stack objects from typed in expressions. See help file for examples.
3 - Waveform sampling operation in the calculator
4 - New options in the Preferences dialog
a - background (CBEMA, ITIC, etc.)
curve for magnitude-duration plots
b - option for null data gap handling in
trend plots, similar to PQWeb 2.2
c - toggle between seconds and date/time stamps in exported trend CSV files
5 - Support for 3D magnitude-duration histograms downloaded from PQWeb.
6 - Plots a vertical line at the trigger time for stack objects loaded from PQDIF files.
7 - Exports PQDIF files.
8 - Exports a config file for use with the Text-to-PQDIF utility.
9 - Option to auto-generate RMS traces from transient waveforms in the Text-to-PQDIF utility output.
10 - All of the file loading dialog list boxes now follow the standard Windows extended selection mechanism, with Ctrl-Click and Shift-Click.
11 - More combinations of stack object types with calculator operations are allowed.
12 - Revised table column names for time and frequency domain data points, when the first object is not WAVE, SCAN, or SPEC.
You must run TOP2000 manually one time before it will launch from the SuperHarm or SuperTran toolbar.
To use TOP2000 with PASS 3.2, use the Edit/ Preferences menu command in PASS, then click the Paths button. For the path to TOP, enter the installed location of top32.exe, for example:
Note that you must use the ~ contractions for long path names with embedded blanks, because PASS is a 16-bit program. The example shown above is the default location for installing TOP2000, but on your machine, the proper shortcut entered into the PASS dialog may include electr~2 rather than electr~1.
If you copy-and-paste more than one graph from PASS, the TOP2000 software will superimpose all voltages on one graph, all currents on another graph, and any other data (eg., temperature)on separate graphs.
As a side effect of PASS integration, TOP2000 will not launch if the older 16-bit version of TOP is running. This is because TOP2000 must use the same window class name, so that PASS can find a running copy of TOP2000.
Data Conversion Utilities
=========================A data conversion utility for Dranetz 656A, 657,
and 658 instruments has been copied to the TOP application directory. This program, ascii65x.exe, should be run from a DOS prompt.
Another data conversion utility for PQDIF files is installed with TOP2000. This converts comma- delimited text files, in a tabular layout, to PQDIF.
Support and Updates
===================You may obtain free updates to TOP, including
sample files and a PDF version of the manual, from www.electrotek.com/TOP.
Name of Package
EPRI DEW(Distribution Engineering Workstation)
DNPA: Distribution Network Planning Analysis
http://www.ece.umn.edu/groups/electricdrives Lecture slides for the first course on electric machines and drives can now be downloaded from this website:
The details of a
power system laboratory are published in:
B. A. Oza, S. M. Brahma, Development of Power System Protection Laboratory through Senior Design Projects,” IEEE Trans. Power Systems, Vol. 20-2, May 2005.
The manuals for the power system laboratory are available at
http://quantum.soe.widener.edu:344/PS_Lab_BVM.html. The web site also has pictures of most of the experiment-panels to show the final product.
During 1990's, the cost of electromechanical relays was much less than digital relays, so electromechanical and static relays were used in this lab (since they illustrate concepts very effectively). However, digital relays have become cheaper now.
Following experiments were created.
Power System – I
To observe the effect of a floating star point on a three-phase
2. To observe the voltage distribution along a string of suspension insulators.
3. To observe the performance of a transmission line using the short and the medium line models.
4. To observe the characteristics of a Miniature Circuit Breaker (MCB).
Power System – II
To observe the characteristics of a thermal relay.
2. To observe the characteristics of time delayed overcurrent relays. This includes definite time and IDMT relays with varying degree of inverse curves.
3. To observe the characteristics of a directional overcurrent relay.
4. To observe the characteristics of a differential relay. Both biased and unbiased differential relays were used in this experiment.
Power System Protection
1. To understand the fundamentals of a radial protection scheme.
2. To understand the fundamentals of the protection of two parallel feeders.
3. To study the feeder protection scheme using two overcurrent and one earth fault relays.
4. To study generator differential protection.
5. To study transformer differential protection.
6. To study the protection of an induction motor.
7. To study the principles of reverse power protection.
The following information has been extracted from the PowerSurf website located at http://enpub.eas.asu.edu/PowerSurf. The websites given below have previously been peer-reviewed and ranked, according to the versatility of each site. Peer-ranking influences the users’ choice for extracting relevant information.
No., Title / Description
1, EUROSTAG - software for dynamic
EUROSTAG is a software dedicated to the dynamic simulation of large electric power systems in the field of transient and long term stability.
presentations on power quality topics
A power quality course given by Professor Math Bollen at Chalmers University of Techonolgy,
3, Web links to
a variety of power engineering items
Has links to power utilities, power programs in universities, IEEE PES, Contacts, power related hardware & software, ftp sites, Power Globe remailer
Machines and Power Systems
Contains problems with solutions, class-notes, and laboratory experiments in the following areas: Power system analysis, Transmission and Distribution, Electric Machines, and Power System Transients. Useful for third and final year EE students.
5, SIMULATION OF
ELECTRIC MACHINE AND DRIVE SYSTEMS
This page describes the simulation of electric machines & drive systems using MATLAB & SIMULINK.
filtering: a state estimation technique
This page hosts several notes on the Kalman filter, a java based tool for learning, some software, and notes on research applications of the Kalman filter
7, Digital resources of the IEEE Power Engineering Education Committee
A variety of links, references and downloadable software on different topics in power engineering
8, Lecture note
on Power electronics
This web site is the lecture notes of Advanced Power Electronic. The major topics are various types of converters,Magnetic circuit, some applications for power system, UPS, etc.
This web site provides a number of educational modules on various topics within the field of power engineering. It is directed towards engineering educators and requires registration and approval.
10, Web site on power engineering
Links to power quality material on internet, more power engineering educational material on internet, computational hypermedia in education.
Offers a variety of educational modules based on artificial neural networks, intelligent systems, and fuzzy logic.
12, Lecture notes
Lecture notes for energy conversion course. Includes powerpoint slides for various topics such as transformers, synchronous machines, power electronics
13, Tutorial on Power Quality
14, Overview of ac electricity concepts
Extensive tutorial on various concepts of ac electric power. Includes overview of generators, ac power, inductive and capacitive circuits, impedance calculation, power factor calculations, and an overview of transformer theory.
15, Elementary introduction to power flow
Elementary introduction of how power flow works using simple resistive circuits.
16, Lecture notes
Lecture notes on various levels (mainly for undergraduates). Contains lecture notes for networks, basic power systems theory, and high voltage engineering.
17, Introduction to Power Quality
What is power quality? What causes power quality problems? What are some standards of power quality, and what is the CBEMA curve?
18, PSAT flow
program and documentation download page
This page contains links to download the PSAT program and relevant documentation which can be run using Matlab and Simulink
19, Economic loading dispatch problem
Demos (java applets) for economic loading dispatch problem, java based power flow, voltage stability
20, Processes (Stationarity, Markov, Gauss Markov)
This page gives a mathematical background for the various stationary processes, Markov & Gauss Markov processes
21, Software for calculating system limits and bifurcations
The local bifurcations related to system limits or singularities in the system Jacobian.
22, Power Engineering Education Committee
IEEE PES site, contains educational material, course notes, and links to other sites
equivalent circuit parameters calculation from standard motor specifications
INSPECT is a MATLAB based program which calculates equivalent circuit parameters from standard motor specifications.
24, Power system
PST enables users to perform power system analysis within MATLAB and has added models for induction motors and HVDC links.
25, Machines and
drives web page
Links to listserves, emailers, consortiums, programs in universities, societies related to machines and drives.
26, Power World software for students
This page hosts a free downloadable student version of the powerworld opf program. This is a highly interactive power flow software.
27, Parameter and state estimation in power electronic courses.
Paper describing various techniques for constructing estimates of unmeasurable quantities in power electronic circuits.
environment for experimentally testing various power exchange auction markets
This page describes the simulation of auction markets using human decision markers
measurements by corona analysis
Paper on the feasibility of measuring AC voltages by analyzing the visible light emitted from a corona discharge.
equal area criterion, generator switching
Free downloadable software for performing power flow, generator switching and the equal area criterion
31, Lecture notes
on electric machines and inverters
Also contains lecture notes on basic power systems theory and control concepts.
32, Practical Distribution State estimation Using Hybrid Particle Swarm
This is a research paper on the above title
33, Power system
test case archive
This page has data files for several IEEE test cases like the 14 bus, 30 bus, 118 bus, and 300 bus.
34, MATPOWER for
solving optimal power flow problems
MATLAB Silumation for solving power flow and optimal power flow
35, A collection of free high-quality
educational material for teaching power electronics
Links to Internet power systems resources
on blackouts.: Most are available in libraries and
can be downloaded from IEEE Xplore.
C. W. Taylor, "Improving Grid Behavior," IEEE Spectrum, pp. 40-45, June 1999.
J. A. Diaz de Leon II, and C. W. Taylor, "Understanding and Solving Short-Term Voltage Stability Problems," Proceedings of IEEE/PES 2000 Summer Meeting, panel session on Power System Stability Controls using Power Electronic Devices.
D. M. Kosterev, C. W. Taylor, and W. A.
Mittelstadt, "Model Validation for the
Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 14, No. 3,
pp. 967-979, August 1999 (IEEE Power Engineering Society prize paper).
C. W. Taylor and D. C. Erickson, "Recording and Analyzing the July 2 Cascading Outage," IEEE Computer Applications in Power, Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 26-30, January 1997.
C. W. Taylor, J. R. Mechenbier, and J. W. Burns, "The December 14, 1994 Breakup of the Western North American Power System: Failures, Successes, and Lessons," Invited paper for V Symposium of Specialists in Electric Operational and Expansion Planning, Recife, Brazil, May 19-24, 1996.
C. W. Taylor, Power System Voltage Stability, McGraw-Hill, 1994. Appendix F has description of 31 voltage instability incidents.
For information related to Renewable Energy (Wind, PV, Biomass and others)
try the website:
A package program called RPMSim (Renewable-energy Power-system Modular
Simulation) is a public domain simulation software.
This program and its documentations are available for download from the following website:
Other publications related to renewable energy can be accessed from:
For Impact of Wind Turbines on Voltage Stability , visit the following websites:
For ENERGY SAVING information ,visit the following websites:
1) Energy efficient equipment and designing (lighting, HVAC, motors,
pumping applications, office equipment etc.)
2) Energy efficiency codes and standards
3) Combined Heat & Power applications (CHP)
4) Distributed Generation
5) Price Responsive Load Control using advanced metering and billing
6) Other useful links
Slides on POWER QUALITY are available
on the web . WWW.powerquality.org
· Sags, dips, and swells: Introduction to the most common disturbance on AC mains
· Transient overvoltages: Introduction to capacitor-switching and high-frequency transients
· Harmonics: Introduction to voltage and current harmonics issues
· Flicker: Introduction to voltage flicker
· Voltage regulation: Introduction to voltage regulation issues
· Other disturbances: Frequency variations, noise bursts, and other less common problems
· Tutorial #1: Common sources of voltage sags / dips
· Tutorial #2: Five ways equipment fails due to voltage sags
· Tutorial #3: Semiconductor industry voltage sag standards: F47 and F42
· Tutorial #4: Quick, inexpensive fixes that increase immunity to voltage sags
Thesis "Signal Processing Tools for Power Quality Event
Classification" by Rafael Flores presented on
On line Abstract of the thesis is available at
http://listserv.nodak.edu/archives/power-globe.html An excellent site for retrieving power system related literature
http://www.sciencedirect.com -links to Journal Articles-full-text scientific database
firstname.lastname@example.org ---A listserv for discussions on computation of Electromagnetic Transients
http://www.distributed-generation.org/Distributed electric power generation constitutes a new concept within the modern power industry. This new approach can have a significant impact on the future development of the power system structure. A study by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), for example, indicates that by 2010, 25 % of the new generation will be distributed. A study by the Natural Gas Foundation concluded that this figure could be as high as 30 %.
IEEE EXPLORE- A powerful single platform to browse, search , and view the full text of IEEE/PES publications and SPECTRUM articles, starting from 1988, with daily updates of contents of all IEEE publications
Two modern power quality issues-Harmonics & Grounding http://powerquality.copper.org/issues.ihtml
Voltage & lamp flicker issues http:/.grouper.ieee.org/groups/1453/drpaper.html
HVDC Light pages at http://www.abb.com/powersystems .Read for example about:
Links to virtual libraries
http://www.ece.umr.edu/power/UScapab.html Faculty Research Resources
Websites of Power Journals
IEEE Transaction on power systems:
IEEE Transaction on Power Delivery
IEEE Transaction on Energy Conversion
IEEE Transaction on Industry Applications
IEEE Transaction on Dielectrics and Insulation
IEEE Transaction on Power Electronics
IEEE Transaction on Industrial Electronics
IEE Proceedings on Generation, Transmission and Distribution:
IEE Proceedings on Electric Power Applications
Electric Power System Research (Elsevier)
International Journal of Electric Power and Energy Systems (Elsevier)
Electric Machines and Power Systems:
International Journal of Power and Energy Systems,
Power system components and systems (Taylor and Francis)
European Transaction on Electric Power (ETEP) (Wiley Interscience)
International Journal on Emerging Electric Power
International Journal of Energy Technology and
Policy, Inderscience Publishers,
IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I and II
Mining Industries in
You can get information on the Indian energy / power sector from
Tata Energy Research Institute (TERI) Energy Directories which are available by
subscription or in certain libraries (You will find it at the IGIDR library in
You will also find lots of useful information and links on Indian
science and industry (energy sector included) on the home-page set-up by Prof.
M. A. PAI (of
· Internet site that enables adolescents to investigate a host of engineering achievements and encourages them to look seriously at Engineering.
· http://www.ieee.org/eab/sloancareers/sloancareers.htm - the IEEE Student Career Website. In addition to this web site, IEEE produces videos and CD-ROMS for purchase. Quantity discounts are available for schools and companies that wish to make CD-ROMS available to students. Aside from choosing a career path or pursuing specific issues of concern for modern engineers, the site includes the specifics about what modern engineering is and how it came to be such an important career choice.
It is possible to view 'Keeping
the Lights on for the Northwest,' a video produced by the Bonneville Power
When you get to the web site, look for 'Power Engineers in the New Millennium' below the picture at the upper right. The
videos are accessed just below this title. The videos may have value in power engineering classes in providing
information to students on why power engineering is attractive as a
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· Handheld fault location Instrument
· Instrument for Power System Stabilizer Tuning, AVR Tuning, and Generator frequncy response meausurement
· Instrument for Turbogenerator Torsional Modes & SSR Testing
· Power angle Meter
A list of power systems(including Electrical machines & Power Electronics) textbooks
DISTRIBUTED POWER GENERATION &Deregulation
SECTION I: POWER SYSTEMS
Billington , Roy & Ronald A. Allan:
Reliability Evaluation of Power Systems
Plenum Publishing Corporation, NY 1996
M. Shahidepour and M. Marwwali:
Maintenance scheduling in restructured power systems, Kleuwer
This book is an excellent reference on the subject of long-term maintenance of both generation and transmission systems. In this book, you will find comprehensive studies on RTS (Reliability Test System). The website of the book is:
Power system Analysis & Design
& El – Abiad, Computer Methods in Power Systems Analysis, McGraw Hill -
Pai, M. A., Computer methods in Power system Analysis, Tata-McGraw Hill Publishing Company
G. T., Computer Analysis Methods for Power Systems, Star in a Circle
Elements of power system analysis
W. D Stevenson
McGraw Hill – Kogakusha
Electricity Distribution network Design
Professor E.Lakervi & E. J. Holmes
Peter Peregrinus Ltd 1994
Electric Power System: Design & Analysis
Mohamed El _Hawary
Analysis of Faulted power Systems
Paul M. Anderson
IEEE Customer Service
Fault Calculations for Industrial & Commercial Power Systems
Frank J. Mercede
IEEE Red Book, 1993
Modern Power system Analysis
I.J.Nagrath, and D. P. Kothari
Electrical Engineering Design manual
S.Parker Smith & M. G. Say
Computational Methods for Electric Power Systems
CRC Press, 2000
Mohamed E. El-Hawary
Electrical Energy Systems
CRC Press, 2000
Automatic Learning in Power Systems
Kluwer , 1997
Weedy, B.M: Electric Power Systems, John Wiley, Third Edition Revised
Electric Energy Systems Theory
O. I. Elgerd
Guile: A.E and Patterson, W:
Electrical Power Systems,Vols:1 &2 Oliver & Boyd,1972
Electromechanical Energy Devices & Power Systems
Z.A.Yamayee and J.L.Bala
(Ed) L. L. Grigsby
The Electric Power Engineering handbook
CRC Press, 2001
Transmission & Distribution
· Power Distribution Engineering
· Electric Transmission and Distribution Reference Book
Westinghouse Electric and manufacturing co.
· Series Compensation Of Power Systems
Paul M. Anderson & Richard G. Farmer
· Extra High voltage AC Transmission Engineering
· George Anders
Rating of Electric Power Cables:Ampacity calculations
Power system Control and Stability
State Estimation in Electric Power Systems-A Generalized Approach
Power Generation & Control
J. Wood & Bruce F. Wollenberg
Anderson, P. M. & A. A. Fouad,
Power System Control & Stability, The
Power system Dynamics Stability & Control
K. R. Padiyar
John Wiley & Sons,
Analysis of Subsynchronous Resonance in Power Systems
Pavella, M. & M. G. Murthy, Transient Stability of Power Systems: Theory & Practice, J. Wiley, 1994
Mania Pavella, Damien Ernst and Daniel Ruiz-Vega TRANSIENT STABILITY OF POWER SYSTEMS:
A Unified Approach to Assessment and Control
Publishers: Kluwer Academic Publishers,2000
Transient Stability of Power Systems is a monograph devoted to a hybrid-direct temporal method called SIME (for Single Machine Equivalent). SIME processes temporal information about the multimachine system dynamics to assess and control any type of transient instabilities under any type and model of power systems. Two approaches may be distinguished depending upon the source of information used: "Preventive SIME" which relies on a time-domain program to simulate anticipated contingencies, and "Emergency SIME" which uses real-time measurements. Both approaches rely on the same principles and basic software, which yields a comprehensive and unified approach to TSA&C. The design of near optimal control techniques is a major asset of this software. This book provides extensive illustrations on a variety of power systems ranging from a simple 3-machine test system to real-world power systems comprising up to 627 generators and 4112 busses. TRANSIENT STABILITY OF POWER SYSTEMS will be especially helpful to researchers, utility engineers, and software designers and developers who are developing various types of transient stability software packages.
Power System Oscillations
This book deals with the analysis and control of low frequency oscillations in the 0.2-3 Hz range, which are characteristic of interconnected power systems. The design,location and tuning of Power System Stabilizers requiring special analytical tools are considered
T.VAN CUTSEM, COSTAS VOURNAS
Voltage Stability of Electric Power Systems
E. W. Kimbark
Power system stability Vol. 1 (Elements of stability calculations)
Power system Stability vol.3 (Synchronous machines)
Power system Stability Vols. I & II
Transmission Network Protection-Theory & Practice
· Charles J.Mozina,Dr.Murty V.V.S Yalla,Philip W.Powell,George C.Parr ,and Wayne G.Harimann
Protection of Synchronous generators
· Johns, A. T. & S. K. Salman
Digital Protection of Power Systems
Peter Peregrinus Ltd., 1995
· Ravindranath ,B & M. Chander
Power system Protection and Switchgear
Wiley Eastern Limited
· Applied Protective Relaying
Westinghouse Electric Corporation
Protective Relays Application Guide
· Johns, A. T. & S. K. Salman
Digital Protection of Power Systems
Peter Peregrinus Ltd., 1995
The Electricity Council,
Power System Protection Vols. I, II, and III
· The Relay Protection Of High Voltage Networks
G. I. Atabekov
· Protective Relays: Their Theory & Practice Vols. I & II
A. R. Van C.
· Protective Relaying theory & Practice
Ed. Walter A. Elmore
ABB Power T& D Company,
· Pilot Protective Relaying
Ed.Walter A. Elmore
· Rao ,T. S. M.
Power system Protection - Static Relays
· Power Circuit Breaker: Theory & Design
Edited by C. H. Flurscheim
Peter Peregrinus Ltd.
· J.H.Brunke,R.D.Garzon,H.L.Hess,S.R.Lambert, A.K.McCabe,A.J.Molnar,D.L.Swindler,C.L.Wagner, and R.A.York
Application of Power Circuit Breakers
· The J & P Switchgear book
R. T. Lythall
· Switchgear Principles
P. H. G. Crane
Power Systems Economics
Economic operation of power systems
L. K. Kirchmeyer
Economic control of Interconnected Systems
L. K. Kirchmeyer
A new book in the IEE Power Series:
by N Jenkins, R Allan, P Crossley, D Kirschen and G Strbac
Published by the Institution of Electrical Engineers
The use of combined Heat and Power plants and renewable energy sources reduces the amount of greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere and helps alleviate the consequent climate change. The policies of many government suggest that the proportion of electrical energy produced by these sources will increase dramatically over the next two decades. Unlike traditional generating units, these new types of power plant are usually "embedded" in the distribution system or "dispersed" around the network. As a result, conventional design and operating practices are no longer applicable; for example, power protection principles have to be revised and complex economic questions need to be resolved.
This book, intended for both students and practising engineers, addresses all the issues pertinent to the implementation of embedded generation. Much of the material was originally developed for the UMIST MSc/CPD course in Electrical Power Engineering so there is a strong tutorial element. However, since this topic is evolving very rapidly, the authors also discuss the technical and commercial consequences of the very high penetrations of embedded generation that are to be expected in the years ahead. The authors work together in UMIST's Electrical Energy and Power Systems Group.
For full content list and ordering information see:
DISTRIBUTED POWER GENERATION-Planning
& Evaluation- by H. Lee WILLIS and Walter G. Scott (Marcel Dekker, Inc,
· Examines the major types of distributed generators including piston-driven and turbine, fuel cell and renewable energy
· Looks at the cost, performance and environmental impact of solar, wind, and low head hydro power
· Explores energy storage systems including battery, flywheel, capacitors, and superconducting coil technologies.
· Looks at distributed generation versus traditional power systems, grid interconnection options, business factors & their influence on DG value.
Operation of Restructured Power Systems
Kankar Bhattacharya, Math Bollen and J. Daalder
Kluwer, June 2001-
The book provides an in-depth coverage of power system operation in the deregulated electricity market environment. It covers generation scheduling in deregulation, Transmission Pricing, Congestion Management, Voltage dips and other power quality issues.
Maintenance Scheduling In Restructured Power Systems
M. Shahidehpour & M. Marwali
Kluwer , June 2000
This book introduces algorithms for improving the economic posture of a restructured power system by promoting cost-effective maintenance schedules. It includes a variety of models and solutions.
Restructured Electrical Power Systems-Operation, Trading ,and Volatility
M. Shahidehpour & M.Alomoush
Marcel Dekker,June 2001
Valuation, Hedging and speculation in Competitive Electricity Markets
Petter-Skantze and Marija Ilic
Kluwer ,October 2001
The book covers valuation & hedging theory Arbitrage Pricing and temporal relationships of electricity prices, Futures Market Strategies for energy service providers, valuing generation assets etc.
Understanding Electrical Utilities & Deregulation
Computational auction mechanisms for restructured power industry operation
Gerald B. Sheble
Power System Restructuring-Engineering & Economics
Marija Ilic, F.Galiana, L.Fink
Spot Pricing of Electricity
F. C.Schweppe, M. C. Caramanis, R. Tabors,R Bohn
Photovoltaic Systems Engineering
CRC Press, 2002
SECTION II ELECTRIC MACHINES & DRIVES
Finite Element Analysis of Electrical machines
Sheppard J. Salon
A.E.Fitzgerald, C. Kingsley and A. Kusko:
Prentice Hall Inc. NJ
Direct Energy Conversion
Addison Wesley, NJ
Control of Electric Machines
Alternating Current Machines
A. F. Puchestein,T. C. Lloyd and A. C. Conrad
I.J. Nagrath and D. P. Kothari
Tata-Mcgraw Hill Publishing Co. Ltd.
Fractional Horse Power Electrical Machines
Matrix Analysis of Electrical Machinery
B. V. Jayawant
Linear motion Electrical machines
S. A. Nasar and
John Wiley & Sons
Electromechanical Components for Servo-mechanism
S. A. Davis and B. K. Ledgerwood
McGraw - Hill
Alternating - current Machines
M. G. Say
Performance and design of D. C. Machines
A. E. Clayton and N. N.Hancock
Analysis of Electric machinery
Paul C.Krause, Oleg Wasynczuk & Scott D. Sudhoff
IEEE Press 1994
P. C. Sen
Direct Current Machinery
Charles S. Siskind
Rotating Electric Machinery & Transformer Technology
D. V. Richardson
Theory of AC Machinery
A. S. Langsdorf
SECTION III POWER ELECTRONICS
· A.Ghosh and G.Ledwich
Power Quality Enhancement Using Custom Power Devices
Magnetic components for Power Electronics
· K.C. Wu
Transistor Circuits for Spacecraft Power System
· R.W. Erickson and D. Macsimovic
Fundamentals of Power Electronics, Second Edition
· K.C. Wu
Pulse Width Modulated DC/Dc Converters
· Drs.Sheppard Salon,David A.Torrey,Dr.Charles Gross,Dr.Elias Strangas,and Dr.Richard G.Hoft
Power Electronics & Motor Drives
· Rajashekara, K., Atsuo Kawamura and Kouki Natsuse
Sensorless Control of AC Motor Drives: Speed & Position sensorless Operation
IEEE Press, 1996
· Power Electronics technology & Applications
Ed. Pierre A. Thollot
Sundstrand Corporation, 1993
IEEE Customer Services
· Kusko, Alexander
Solid state DC Motor Drives
The M. I. T Press
· Rashid, M.H:
Power Electronics: Circuits, Devices & Applications, Prentice-hall, 1988
Vector Control & Dynamics of AC Drives
· Novotny ,D.W.& T.H. Lipo
Electric Drives and their Controls
· Crowder ,Richard M.
Power Electronic Converter Harmonics: Multipulse Methods for Clean Power
· Derek Paise
IEEE Press, 1995
Industrial Servo Control System
· George W. Younkin
Electromagnetic Compatibility in Power Electronics
· Laszlo Tihanyi
Power Electronics & variable Frequency Drives:Technology & Applications
· Bimal K. Bose
· M. Ramamoorthy
An Introduction to Thyristors and their applications
· M. Ramamoorthy
Thyristor phase-controlled converter and cyclo-converter
· B. R. Pelly
Principles of inverter Circuits
· Bedford and Hoft
· Cyril W. Lander
Thyristorised Power Controllers
· G.K.Dubey, S.R.Doradia,A.Joshi and R.M.K.Sinha
Wiley Eastern, New
Theory and Applications of Industrial Electronics
· J. A. Cage
Rectifier Circuits-Theory and Design
· Schsefer, Johannes
John Wiley & Sons
Power Semiconductor Circuits
· S.B/Dewan & A.Straughen
Thyristor control of AC Circuits
· W. Shepherd
Crosby Lockwood Staples Ltd,
The power Thyristor & its Applications
· David Finney
McGraw Hill, 1980
· Mullard Technical handbook
· Thyristor Control of Motors
Murphy J. M. D
· Newman, M:
Industrial electronics & Control, John Wiley & Sons,1986
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SMART GRID Websites
This website illustrates how the smart grid operates and the standards needed for each component.
The framework for the grid is divided into seven domains: transmission, bulk generation, distribution,
customers, operations, markets, and service providers.
The site is developed by the Advanced Research Institute of Virginia Tech and holds information related to
smart-grid technologies, standards, rules and regulations, case studies, public awareness and education.
The clearing house is meant to serve as a decision-support tool for state and federal regulators.
Cutting-edge information technology has
been used in Smart Grid project, in the first
The Smartness is implemented based on TIBCO's Business Events product. The YouTube video explains the approach in Layman's term.
CEP (Complex Event Processing) is a new computer science area, pioneered by Prof David Luckham.
His book 'The Power of Events: An Introduction to Complex Event Processing in Distributed Enterprise Systems" is of interest on this subject.
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