EE 137A. Introduction to Electric Power Systems

Catalog Description: Overview of conventional electric power conversion and delivery, emphasizing a systemic understanding of the electric grid with primary focus at the transmission level, aimed toward recognizing needs and opportunities for technological innovation. Topics include aspects of a.c. system design, electric generators, components of transmission and distribution systems, power flow analysis, system planning and operation, performance measures, and limitations of legacy technologies.

Units: 4.0

Prerequisites: 16A & 16B or consent of instructor; Physics 7B.

Formats:
Fall: 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion per week
Spring: 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion per week

Grading basis: letter

Final exam status: Written final exam conducted during the scheduled final exam period

Also listed as: EL ENG 137A


Class Schedule (Fall 2018):
TuTh 3:30PM - 4:59PM, Dwinelle 219 – Alexandra Von Meier

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Department Notes: This course is designed to provide an overview of conventional electric power conversion and delivery, with an emphasis on developing a conceptual understanding of the electric grid as a complex interconnected system. Study of the legacy grid in EE 137A, with a primary focus at the transmission level, will serve as a foundation for EE 137B to study recent and future changes in grid design and operation, focusing on new and emerging technologies with a special emphasis on distribution systems and loads. Topics in EE 137A include general aspects of system design, electric generators, components of transmission and distribution systems, power flow analysis, system operation, and performance measures.