Single-Course English 5 ECTS

Power Engineering 1

Overall Course Objectives

To provide a basic understanding of electricity and the main related calculation principles.
The students are introduced to the electricity grid and the main components involved in the generation, transmission and distribution of electrical energy. Moreover, principles calculations in simple networks are covered.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify key relationships in the electricity supply grid
  • Calculate the electrical quantities of 3-phase electrical network
  • Apply electrical components equivalents
  • Model transformers with appropriate equivalents
  • Model the overhead lines with appropriate equivalent
  • Model the cables with appropriate equivalents
  • Calculate the voltage and current in simple networks
  • Analyse given load conditions
  • Apply the per-unit principle
  • Introduction to nummerical methods for solving electrical ystems

Course Content

– The electricity grid
– 3-phase system
– Complex power
– Components of the power system
– Admittance matrix
– Transformers equivalents, clutches, loss
– Transmission lines, Series, pi and R, L, C, G equivalent
– Overhead lines
– Cables
– Per-unit system
– Power flow and control
– Gauss/Seidel method

Recommended prerequisites

62715/62745, It will be difficult to complete the course if the student doesn’t have a good understanding of circuit calculations and especially calculations using complex numbers and three phase systems. The student also should have a level ov competetency in the use of calculation programs like Excel, Maple, Matlab and the like.


Faggruppe: Elektrisk Energi
Elektrisk Energiteknologi: 3. semester

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13 weeks


Engineering Technology


DTU Ballerup Campus

Course code 62760
Course type Graduate Engineer
Semester start Week 35
Semester end Week 48
Days Fri 8-12

7.500,00 DKK