MATLAB/Simulink for Power System Simulations

Learn how to model generators, transformers, transmission lines, loads, capacitors banks, and control systems, as well as how to run load flow and short circuit studies in MATLAB/Simulink with our Power System Simulations online course. Earn 4 PDHs for professional engineers.


Course Description

This course is designed to allow you to simulate power systems in MATLAB/Simulink. This course not only gives a review of the theory of how power systems operate, but also gives several examples on how to run different types of power system studies using MATLAB/Simulink. The course is divided into the following sections:

  • Course Introduction: We will being in section 1 by giving an introduction to the course, introducing the instructor, and defining the course objectives.
  • Introduction to MATLAB/Simulink for Power Systems: in section 2 of the course, we will begin by reviewing the libraries available in Simulink to represent generators, transformers, transmission lines, and loads in our models. After that, we will take a look at how we can model these components in Simulink, as well as how we can put them together in a model and how we can take measurements in the model to ensure proper simulation.
  • Power System Studies in MATLAB/Simulink: after we've made ourselves familiar with the MATLAB/Simulink environment building a small power system model, we will move on to build a large power system model in section 3, which includes several generators, transformers, transmission lines, loads, and capacitor banks. We will also model the turbine control systems and excitation control systems for all generators to simulate the realistic dynamic behavior of power systems in real life. After we have built the entire model, we will run several types of studies, including load flow, short circuit, and stability studies, to simulate the behavior of the system under several conditions. This will give us all the tools we need to build any type of power system and run any power system study using MATLAB/Simulink.

As mentioned above, in each section, we will go over several models to illustrate how we can design and simulate power systems in MATLAB/Simulink. The models are also available for download so that you can follow along, as well as use these models and modify them to create your own power system models.

By learning how to simulate power systems in MATLAB/Simulink, you will be able to further your career in electrical engineering and power engineering.

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Course Outline

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Course Instructor

Ricardo Romero, PE

Ricardo Romero, PE is an Electrical Engineer with extensive experience in Power Systems, having worked as a Power Systems Protection Engineer at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL) and Power Relaying Solutions, PLLC (PRS). He obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he specialized in power systems and power electronics. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Power Systems in the states of Arizona, Louisiana, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia.

Frequently Asked Questions

This course grants you 4 PDHs to meet your PE licensing requirements. Please note that the final course exam must be completed and you must obtain a minimum score of 70% to obtain the PDHs.

This course includes 21 lectures, totaling roughly 4.5 hours of video lectures.

Your membership, whether the annual or monthly options, gives you access to all courses offered by Romero Engineering Co. This includes updates to existing courses as well as any new courses.

This course is designed with three types of students in mind: professional engineers looking to meet their licensing PDH requirements, practicing engineers looking to learn more about power systems simulations, and engineering students looking to start learning about power systems simulations.

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