Power and Data Engineering (PDE)

Grid Operation, Analysis, Planning and Communication

Teaching Methods Lecture
Learning objectives / competencies

After completing the course the students have acquired a fundamental understanding of those methods and tools, which are needed for the planning of economic, reliable and technically secure operation of networks of electrical power supply.

Duration 1
SWS 4.0
Classes 120
Self-study / group work: 120
Workload 240
ECTS 4.0
Requirements for awarding credit points

written exam 120 minutes

Responsible Person

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Grit Köhler

Frequency Annually (ss)

Master PDE


Netzbetrieb, -analyse, -planung, Kommunikation im Netz/Grid Operation, Analysis and Communication

Type Vorlesung/Labor
Nr. M+V3052
SWS 4.0
Lecture Content

1. Selection/dimensioning of network structures including communication structures.
2. Methods of network analyses and network planning.
3. Software for load flow and short circuit calculation and for the analysis of power system faults.
4. Selective network protection, criteria for network protection, power system control.
5. Operations in electric power systems.
6. Grid stability and reliability.
7. Operational management of networks.

Lab Work: Experimental network analyses with test rig.


  • Heuck, Klaus, Dettmann, Klaus-Dieter, Schulz, Detlef: Elektrische Energieversorgung. 8. Auflage, Wiesbaden: Vieweg+Teubner, 2010.
  • Hiller, Thomas, Bodach, Mirko, Castor, Walter: Praxishandbuch Stromverteilungsnetze. Würzburg: Vogel Buchverlag, 2014.
  • Ungrad, Helmut, Winkler, Willibald, Wiszniewski, Andrzej: Schutztechnik in Elektroenergiesystemen (Taschenbuch). 2. Auflage, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, 2013.