Modern Electrical Power Systems Analysis


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module is based on knowledge achieved when studying the 1st semester on the Master of Science in Energy Engineering on one of the Electrical Energy Engineering specialisations or similar.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Knowledge about implementation and test of methodologies and techniques in modern power system analysis


  • Be able to apply methods for synthesizing the design and simulation of control and active grid management of modern electrical power systems
  • Be able to apply load flow and harmonic flow calculations in distribution and transmission systems
  • Be able to conduct short circuit studies and analyse relay protection systems for modern power systems
  • Be able to perform electromagnetic transient analysis of different phenomena in modern power systems
  • Be able to understand and analyse the grid impact of distributed energy resources and other techno-economic system challenges in the design, control and management of modern electrical power systems
  • Be able to apply the basics of load estimation, power system economics, demand side management techniques for operation and control of modern power systems
  • Be able to verify the analysis and models by means of laboratory experiments or by using real measured data series
  • Have an innovative and entrepreneurial behaviour giving value for the developed system/apparatus


  • Be able to control the working and development process within the project theme, and be able to develop new solutions within modern electrical power system analysis with adequate focus on economic and environmental-friendly technologies
  • Independently be able to define and analyse scientific problems in the area of control and active network management of modern power systems, and based on that make and state the reasons for decisions made for instance with respect to their influences on the total system
  • Independently be able to continue own development in competence and specialisation

Type of instruction

Problem based project organised work in groups. The project can be made in cooperation with external partners and the project can be a disciplinary project, a cross disciplinary project or a part of a multi-disciplinary project, where several groups from the department do different parts of a larger project. Finally, the project can also be a part of a so-called MEGA project also in cooperation with industry, where several project groups from more departments are participating, each doing their part of the large project to find a total solution.

The background of the project is an electrical power system which has to be controlled and/or supervised (digital simulators and instrumentation systems). The system is to be described and a specification is to be made. The system should be modelled and implemented in a simulation program. Different control and/or active network management methods are to be simulated, analysed and evaluated with the purpose of selecting a solution. A complete system (or parts) should be designed and implemented as a real-time system in the laboratory or real time data should be achieved from an existing system. The implemented system and the designed control and/or active network management strategies should be tested, verified and evaluated based on the set-up in the laboratory or by real life data.

A workshop “PBL competence profile” to make an individual PBL competence profile is offered during the semester. More information can be found at

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 15 ECTS project module, the work load is expected to be 450 hours for the student


Prerequisite for enrollment for the exam

  • An approved PBL competency profile is a prerequisite for participation in the project exam.


Name of examModern Electrical Power Systems Analysis
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Additional information

Project on 2nd Semester Electrical Power Systems and High Voltage Engineering.

Facts about the module

Danish titleAnalyse af moderne elektriske fordelingsanlæg
Module codeN-EE-K2-5A
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module
Time allocation for external examinersB


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Energy Engineering)
Study BoardStudy Board of Energy
DepartmentDepartment of Energy
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science