EPES Education

The following courses are several of the courses offered by EPES faculty at Iowa State University. For a complete listing of all courses offered by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering please consult the departmentalĀ Web site.

List of undergraduate courses offered:

Course No. Title Catalog
EE 303 Energy Systems and Power Electronics Structure of competitive electric energy systems. System operation and economic optimization. Mutual inductance, transformers. Synchronous generators. Balanced three-phase circuit analysis and power calculations. Network calculations and associated numerical algorithms. Two-port circuits. Voltage regulation. Resonance and power factor correction. DC and induction motors. Power electronic circuit applications to power supplies and motor drives. Electronic loads and power quality.
EE 452 Electrical Machines and Power Electronic Drives Basic concepts of electromagnetic energy conversion. DC motors and three-phase induction motors. Basic introduction to power electronics. Adjustable speed drives used for control of DC, induction, and AC motors. Experiments with converter topologies, DC motors, AC motors and adjustable speed drives.
EE 455 Introduction to Energy Distribution Systems Overhead and underground distribution system descriptions and characteristics, load descriptions and characteristics, overhead line and underground cable models, distribution transformers, power flow and fault analysis, overcurrent protection, power factor correction, system planning and automation, and economics in a deregulated environment.
EE 456 Power System Analysis I Power transmission lines and transformers, synchronous machine modeling, network analysis, power system representation, load flow.
EE 457 Power System Analysis II Power system protection, symmetrical components, faults, stability. Power system operations including the new utility environment.
EE 458 Economic Systems for Electric Power Planning Evolution of electric power industry. Power system operation and planning and related information systems. Linear and integer optimization methods. Short-term electricity markets and locational marginal prices. Risk management and financial derivatives. Basics of public good economics. Cost recovery models including tax treatment for transmission investments.

List of graduate courses offered:

Course No. Title Catalog
EEĀ 551x Electromechanical Wind Energy Conversion and Grid Integration Industry status and expected growth; power extraction from the air stream; electric machines & power electronics topologies for wind energy conversion; machine-grid power electronic circuits & controller interface, collector (distribution) networks: harmonics, flicker, over/under-voltages, filters, low-voltage rider-through, and reactive compensation; relaying; transmission expansion; grid operation & coordination including intermittency, frequency control and reserves storage technologies & hybrid configurations; interaction with electricity markets; transmission expansion and inclusion of wind in planning.
EE 553 Steady State Analysis Power flow, economic dispatch, unit commitment, electricity markets, automatic generation control, sparse matrix techniques, interconnected operation, voltage control.
EE 554 Power System Dynamics Dynamic performance of power systems with emphasis on stability. Modeling of system components and control equipment. Analysis of the dynamic behavior of the system in response to small and large disturbances.
EE 555 Advanced Energy Distribution Systems Transient models of distribution components, automated system planning and distribution automation, surge protection, reliability, power quality, power electronics and intelligent systems applications.
EE 556 Power Electronic Systems Converter topologies, AC/DC, DC/DC, DC/AC, AC/AC. Converter applications to do motor drives, power supplies, AC motor drives, power system utility applications (var compensators) and power quality.