Carnegie Mellon University

Electrical and Computer Engineering

College of Engineering

Course Information

18-883A3: Special Topics in Energy Systems: Power Systems Operations




This course will examine the human-aided monitoring, planning, and decision making that enable reliable, secure and safe operation of a electric power system, on the time scale of minutes to weeks. We will study selected technical details via case studies of adding a new equipment or processes.

Students will be introduced to the requirements on a grid owner/operator, and the time-frames of activity that structure efforts to meet and maintain performance targets.

After completing this course, students will be prepared to analyse and evaluate the consequences for an electrical grid's physical and operational processes of connecting new equipment or adopting new communications and information systems. They will be familiar with the use of selected power system software tools.

In Spring 2019 this course is broadcast from the CMU-Africa campus. ECE Pittsburgh students attend classes synchronously with students in Rwanda.

Last Modified: 2021-12-06 12:53PM

Semesters offered:

  • Spring 2022
  • Spring 2021
  • Spring 2020
  • Spring 2019