This book presents power system analysis methods that cover all aspects of power systems operation, utilization, control, and system management.

At the beginning of each chapter, an introduction is given describing the objectives of the chapter. The authors have attempted to present power system parameters in a lucid, logical, step-by-step approach in a lucid, logical, step-by-step approach.

In recognition of requirements by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) on integration of engineering computer tools, the authors demonstrate the use of MATLAB® programming in obtaining solutions to engineering power problems. MATLAB is introduced in a student-friendly manner and follow up is given in Appendix A. The use of MATLAB and power system applications arepresented throughout the book.

Practice problems immediately follow each illustrative example. Students can follow the example step-by-step to solve the practice problems. These practice problems test students’ comprehension and reinforce key concepts before moving on to the next chapter.

In each chapter, the authors discuss some application aspects of the chapter's concepts using computer programming. The material covered in the chapter applied to at least one or two practical problems to help students see how the concepts are used in real-life situations.

Thoroughly worked examples are provided at the end of every section. These examples give students a solid grasp of the solutions and the confidence to solve similar problems themselves.

Designed for a three-hour semester course on Power System Operation, Utilization, and Control, this book is intended as a textbook for a senior-level undergraduate student in electrical and computer engineering. The prerequisites for a course based on this book are knowledge of standard mathematics, including calculus and complex numbers and basic undergraduate engineering courses.

chapter 1|20 pages

Synchronous Machines

chapter 2|33 pages

Modeling of Synchronous Generator

chapter 3|31 pages

Load Frequency Control

chapter 4|37 pages

Voltage and Reactive Power Control

chapter 5|34 pages

Power System Optimization

chapter 6|54 pages

Economic Dispatch

chapter 7|21 pages

Unit Commitment

chapter 8|39 pages

Power Systems State Estimation

chapter 9|29 pages

Load Forecasting