Educational Applications of Large Synthetic Power Grids Academic Article uri icon


  • 2018 IEEE. This paper describes the use of large electric grids in university electric power system courses. Since much actual power system information is not publicly available, the application of public domain synthetic grids developed by the authors is presented including a 2000-bus grid. Discussion of the educational applications utilized in a senior level class are given for power flow analysis and sensitivity, economic dispatch, contingency analysis, optimal power flow (OPF), security-constrained OPF, transient stability, and real-time dynamic operations. In each of these, the application of the large synthetic grids give students insights and experience with cases closer to actual power systems in complexity and size.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Birchfield, A. B., Overbye, T. J., & Davis, K. R.

citation count

  • 19

complete list of authors

  • Birchfield, Adam Barlow||Overbye, Thomas J||Davis, Katherine R

publication date

  • January 2019