The aim of this unit is to provide in depth understanding of the analysis techniques used in the design, implementation and evaluation of large scale power systems under different operating conditions.


EEE80012 Analysis Techniques for Large Scale Power Systems


Assumed Knowledge
AC Circuits and Power Systems Basics

Teaching Periods
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date
Semester 2
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  • Design large-scale electrical power systems (K1, K2, K3, S1, S2, S3)
  • Analyze the performance of large-scale power systems using simulation and computational modeling techniques (K1, K2, K3, S1, S2)
  • Optimize and evaluate the structural characteristics of large-scale electrical power systems (K1, K2, K3, S1, S2, S3)
  • Model and simulate the behaviours of large power systems with industry standard analysis tools (K1, K2, K3, S1, S2, S3)
  • Conduct load flow studies of large power systems with different techniques (K1, K2, K3, S1, S2, S3)
  • Calculate the ratings of compensating devices and reduce a large power networks into a simpler one (K1, K2, K3, S1, S2, S3)
  • Conduct fault analysis with different types of faults such as short-circuit fault, load change, etc, which occurs in practical power systems (K1, K2, K3, S1, S2, S3)

Teaching methods


Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
Face to Face Contact (Phasing out)
3.00 12 weeks 36
Face to Face Contact (Phasing out)
0.50 12 weeks 6
Face to Face Contact (Phasing out)
0.75 12 weeks 9
Unspecified Learning Activities (Phasing out)
Independent Learning
8.25 12 weeks 99


Type Task Weighting ULO's
AssignmentIndividual/Group 15% 1,2,4,7 
ExaminationIndividual 60% 1,3,5,6,7 
Laboratory ReportIndividual 25% 2,3,4,5,7 


As the minimum requirements of assessment to pass a unit and meet all ULOs to a minimum standard, an undergraduate student must have achieved:

(i) an overall mark for the unit of 50% or more, and(ii) at least 40% in the final exam, and(iii) at least 40% of the possible marks for the laboratory hurdleStudents who do not successfully achieve hurdle requirements (ii) and (iii) will receive a maximum of 45% as the total mark for the unit.


Overview of power systems

  • Power generation, transmission, and distribution
  • Introduction of different power system equipment
  • Power system representation with single-line diagram (per unit)
  • Characteristics of large scale power systems

Static Analysis Techniques

  • Static model of large power systems
  • Different power flow analysis techniques such as Guess-Seidal, Newton-Raphson
  • Transmission line compensation techniques
  • Network reduction techniques
  • Fault analysis techniques

Dynamic Analysis Techniques

  • Dynamical modelling of large power systems
  • Linearization techniques of power system dynamics
  • Dynamic stability analysis techniques
  • Modal and coherency analysis
  • Controller design techniques for power systems

Study resources

Reading materials

A list of reading materials and/or required textbooks will be available in the Unit Outline on Canvas.