Power System Planning and Maintenance

Higher education teachers: Pantoš Miloš
Credits: 6
Semester: summer
Subject code: 64219

Subject description


Enrolment into the program.

Content (Syllabus outline):

  • Long-term load (energy) forecasting (Delphi method, time series, mathematical models, correlation, impact factors, scenarios, consumption growth analysis), long-term load (power) forecasting, reliability assessment, power reserves, introduction to planning, methods and procedures of power system expansion planning, planning criteria, power system expansion planning in the market environment, environmental aspects in planning, economics in planning, planning of power plants, planning of networks, optimization methods.
  • Asset management, economic in asset management, risk assessment, costs and profit, uncertainties and stochastics, cost/benefit analysis, SWOT analysis, project and strategic management, maintenance of power system, aging and lifecycle of equipment, renovation, refurbishment, outages, maintenance methods (repair, operational maintenance, corrective maintenance, scheduled maintenance, preventive maintenance, reliability centred maintenance), maintenance management, tools in maintenance procedures, maintenance and electric energy production, maintenance and quality of supply, safety in maintenance, quality assurance.

Objectives and competences:

Students will become familiar with principles in power system planning and maintenance, different methods for long-term load forecasting (energy and power), power system reserve (production and transmission), reliability of supply. Students will gain knowledge in the field of power system expansion planning in the market environment applying different optimization methods with respect to the environmental constraints and economics. Further, they will get familiar with methods and tools for power system maintenance, asset management, outage planning, revitalization, the importance of power system reliability in the context of maintenance procedures, quality of supply, maintenance economics. Students will gain basic knowledge in the field of safety issues in the maintenance process.

Intended learning outcomes:

  • Knowledge and understanding:

Students will understand basic concepts of power system planning and maintenance. The obtained knowledge will be upgradable in the practice.

  • Application:

Review in the field of power system planning and maintenance, reliability of supply, economics in power systems, environmental issues, risk assessment and asset management.

  • Transferable skills:

Ability to participate in the development plans (concepts, programs) in the field of energy.

Learning and teaching methods:

Lectures and exercises.

Study materials


  1. H. Lee Willis: Aging Power Delivery Infrastructures, ISBN: 0824705394; knjižnica FE
  2. R. Billinton: Reliability Evaluation of Power Systems, ISBN: 0306452596; knjižnica FE
  3. R. Sullivan: Power System Planning, ISBN: 0070618003; knjižnica FE

Study in which the course is carried out

  • 1 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Electrical Power Engineering