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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - EEL6292

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2016-07-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): Remove the co-requisite number that was mistakenly submitted for the course previously.
Comments: Elective Elect Eng. Course Dec too long. Emailed 4/14/16. Updted 4/15/16. GC Approved 5/4/16 To USF Sys 5/18/16; to SCNS after 5/25/16. Apprd eff 7/1/16

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    5433 2016-03-29
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Electrical Engineering EN 210600
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Jessica Procko 46318

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    EEL 6292 Power Sys Market: Oper & Analys

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable? N
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Power Sys Market: Oper & Anal
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0



    EEL 5250

    Course Description

    The backgrounds, state-of-the-art and challenges in current power systems, the operational models and computational methods, the basic economics on electricity market as well as system expansion and investment.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Replacing Selected Topics with Permanent number; already listed in program

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    Replacing a selected topics with a permanent course number; is a power systems track course option and will be included in a proposed certificate

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    Yes, 3 or more times

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Doctorate plus the instructor should have knowledge on mathematical programming, optimization and previous experience in power systems & market research.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    This course has the following objectives.

    1. Develop a detailed understanding of economic dispatch problem formulation and train student to apply linear programming and convex programming tools to solve economic dispatch problems.

    2. Develop a detailed understanding of DC optimal power flow (OPF) problem formulation and train students to apply linear programming and convex programming tools to solve DC OPF problems.

    3. Develop a detailed understanding of locational marginal prices (LPMs) and the relationship of LMPs versus DC OPF.

    4. Discuss financial transmission right (FTR) problem formulation and FTR problem’ relationship with DC OPF problem as well as the dual problem.

    5. Develop a detailed understanding of AC OPF problem formulation and solving techniques related to nonlinear programming, e.g., interior point method.

    6. Develop a detailed understanding of unit commitment program formulation and solving techniques related to mixed linear integer programming.

    7. Train students to use commercial tools such as CPLEX and Matlab toolbox CVX and MATPOWER to solve the optimization problems related to power system market.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    1. Formulate optimization problems related to power system operation

    2. Formulate optimization problems related to power market.

    3. Find suitable solving techniques to solve related power system operation and market problems.

    4. Relate economic terminologies such as nodal price and shadow price to terminologies in optimization problems.

    5. Make assumptions and simplify optimization problems to linear programming problems or mixed linear integer programming problems.

    C. Major Topics

    Economic dispatch problem formulation and the solving algorithms related to linear programming and convex programming.

    DC optimal power flow (OPF) problem formulation and the solving techniques related to linear programming and convex programming.

    Locational marginal prices (LMPs) and the relations between LMPs and DC OPF.

    Financial transmission right (FTR) and the related DC OPF problem.

    AC optimal power flow problem formulation and the solving techniques related to nonlinear programming (KKT condition and interior point method).

    Unit commitment problem formulation and the solving techniques related to mixed linear integer programming.

    D. Textbooks

    Power Generation, Operation, and Control by Allen J. Wood and Bruce F. Wollenberg

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    Selected papers

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    Homework & Attendance: 40%

    Midterm exam: 30%

    Final Project: 30%

    Calculation of term grade

    Evaluation: 100-91=A; 90-88=B+; 87-80=B; 79-78=C+; 77-70=C; 69-60=D;

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    Assignments include course project, homework exercise including report writing and computer programming.

    H. Attendance Policy

    Course Attendance at First Class Meeting – Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation – Registration - 4.0101,

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    Late homework and project report: Late submission without documented circumstance beyond students control will be accepted past due date and will receive a 25 % grade deduction.

    J. Program This Course Supports

    Electrical Engineering MSEE/PhD

  5. Course Concurrence Information

    Industrial Engineering MSEE/PHD.

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