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Electrical Power Systems

Code: EEC0072     Acronym: SEEN

Classification Keyword
OFICIAL Power Systems

Instance: 2011/2012 - 2S

Active? Yes
Responsible unit: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Course/CS Responsible: Master in Electrical and Computers Engineering

Cycles of Study/Courses

Acronym No. of Students Study Plan Curricular Years Credits UCN Credits ECTS Contact hours Total Time
MIEEC 361 Syllabus (Transition) since 2010/2011 2 - 6 63 162
Syllabus 2 - 6 63 162

Teaching Staff - Responsibilities

Teacher Responsibility
António Carlos Sepúlveda Machado e Moura
José Rui da Rocha Pinto Ferreira

Teaching language



- To acquire knowledge regarding electric power plants, transportation systems and energy supply (CDIO Syllabus: 1.2; 2.1, 2.3);
- To describe and apply models of transmission and calculate power flow in networks (CDIO Syllabus: 1.2; 2.1; 2.3);
- To be acquainted with fare systems applied to the promotion of a rational energy consumption (CDIO Syllabus: 1.2; 2.1; 2.3);
- To develop techniques of autonomous work and bibliography research (CDIO Syllabus: 2.4);
- To be capable of carrying out team work and planning and developing a group work (CDIO Syllabus: 2.4);


Energy. Electric energy. Organization of the electric sector. Electric power systems. Load diagrams. Industrial production of electricity. Three phase systems. Generators, transformers and transmission lines. Per Unit System. Model of the power system. System operation. Power flow: formulation and linear model (DC). Introduction to energy management.

Mandatory literature

Textos de apoio, em papel ou pdf

Complementary Bibliography

Elgerd, Olle I.; Electric energy systems theory, N
Weedy, B. M; Electric Power Systems, N. ISBN: 0-471-97677-6
Grainger, John J.; Power System Analysis, N. ISBN: 0-07-113338-0
Elgerd, Olle I.; Basic Electric Power Engineering, N. ISBN: 0-201-01717-2
José Pedro Sucena Paiva; Redes de energia eléctrica. ISBN: 972-8469-34-9

Teaching methods and learning activities

Theoretical classes will be based on the presentation of the themes with support of transparencies and presentations. Practical classes will be based on problem solving; Visits to electric power plants and substations


Technological sciences > Engineering > Electrical engineering

Evaluation Type

Evaluation with final exam

Assessment Components

Description Type Time (hours) Weight (%) End date
Attendance (estimated) Participação presencial 56,00
Exame 6,00
Total: - 0,00

Amount of time allocated to each course unit

Description Type Time (hours) End date
Estudo autónomo 100
Total: 100,00

Eligibility for exams

No special requirements

Calculation formula of final grade

Exam grade

Examinations or Special Assignments


Special assessment (TE, DA, ...)

No special requirements

Classification improvement

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