EE 137B. Introduction to Electric Power Systems

Catalog Description: Overview of recent and potential future evolution of electric power systems with focus on new and emerging technologies for power conversion and delivery, primarily at the distribution level. Topics include power electronics applications, solar and wind generation, distribution system design and operation, electric energy storage, information management and communications, demand response, and microgrids.

Units: 4.0

Prerequisites: Electrical Engineering 137A or consent of instructor.

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 137B


Class Schedule (Spring 2019):
MoWe 4:00PM - 5:29PM, Cory 521 – Alexandra Von Meier

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Department Notes: This course is the second in a two-semester series, designed to provide an overview of electric power conversion and delivery with an emphasis on developing an understanding of the electric grid as a complex interconnected system. While the first semester covers the legacy grid with a primary focus at the transmission level, EE 137B studies 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 137B include power electronics applications, solar and wind generation, power distribution system design and operation, electric energy storage, demand response, and microgrids.