This course focuses on the electric power generation. The students learn different power plant and modes of energy conversion to generate electrical energy. Conventional heat engine based techniques as well as the new renewable energy based electric energy generation technologies will be introduced. The principals of main renewable electric energy systems (REES) -solar, wind, and fuel cells- will be covered. Economic and environmental aspects of the electric power generation will also be discussed.

The course will help students understand how power systems are modeled both at the distribution

and transmission levels. The course covers long-distance transmission of electric power with

emphasis on admittance and impedance modeling of components and system, power-flow studies

and calculations, symmetrical and unsymmetrical fault calculations, economic operation of largescale

generation and transmission systems. Emphasis is on applications of computer-based

methods to power-system problems. The course paves the foundation for exploring the ways and

means to perform power system analysis in normal operation and under symmetrical and

unsymmetrical faults. Models of generators, transformers and transmission lines essential for such

analyses are assembled. Additionally, principles for the formulation, solution, and application of

optimal power flow are established. Computer-aided analysis of the performance of large-scale

power systems is one of the central learning objectives.