EE 137A. Introduction to Electric Power Systems

Current Schedule (Fall 2015)


This course is designed to provide an overview of conventional electric power conversion and delivery, with an emphasis on developing a conceptual understanding of the electric grid as a complex interconnected system. Study of the legacy grid in EE 137A, with a primary focus at the transmission level, will serve as a foundation for EE 137B to study 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 137A include general aspects of system design, electric generators, components of transmission and distribution systems, power flow analysis, system operation, and performance measures.

General Catalog