Combining textbook material and current research in a graduate course in energy systems Conference Paper uri icon


  • Conventional graduate courses in electrical power systems generally offer insights into specific areas of energy and power systems such as transient analysis, power electronics, and high voltage DC (HVDC) systems. An energy systems course in the Electrical Engineering Department at Texas A&M University has been redesigned to incorporate a new approach that promotes a creative environment to think beyond the barriers of traditional technology. By applying the basics and history of power transmission, students are encouraged to study architectures of conventional and unconventional energy systems. Open group discussion and free-thinking are combined to explore new concepts and domains of energy systems. Some of the specific new power system concepts that are discussed in the course are presented in this paper in an organized way.

published proceedings

  • ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings

author list (cited authors)

  • Borlase, S., Choi, S., Hsia, N., Mitra, J., Moore, S., Qian, J., ... Ehsani, M.

complete list of authors

  • Borlase, S||Choi, S||Hsia, N||Mitra, J||Moore, S||Qian, J||Rahman, K||Rangel, J||Tandon, P||Tchamdjou, A||von Jouanne, A||Ehsani, M

publication date

  • December 1995