Module Catalogue 2023/24

EPE8205 : Power System Operation and Management

  • Offered for Year: 2023/24
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Jianfang Xiao
  • Owning School: NUIS
  • Teaching Location: Singapore
Semester 2 Credit Value: 15
ECTS Credits: 8.0
Pre Requisites
Pre Requisite Comment


Co Requisites
Co Requisite Comment



The course is designed to be of value to engineers whose task is the planning and operation of an electricity supply system which moves towards smart grid. Further, it provides students with an advanced and systematic understanding of the operation of a modern electricity network which demands highly reliability and high quality of supply.

Outline Of Syllabus

•       Power System Operation Strategies: Energy Management System, Electricity Market, Power system Planning: Lone-term, Medium term and Short-Term
•       Power System Reliability and Protection – Reliability Indexes
•       Power System Operation and Maintenance in Singapore Power Industry
•       Roles of Singapore Professional Engineers (PES) and License Electrical Workers (LEWs)

Learning Outcomes

Intended Knowledge Outcomes

On successful completion of the module the student will be able to:

•       Demonstrate power system operation though understanding of the principles of power system operation.
•       Design power system planning for short term, medium and long term in generation, transmission and distribution systems.
•       Demonstrate reliability of any power system though a proper statistical analysis.
•       Know the principles of power system operation in Singapore Power Industry, and the roles of PEs and LEWs.

Intended Skill Outcomes

On successful completion of the module the student will be able to:

•       To analyse the behaviour of power systems under steady-state and fault conditions using appropriate analytical and numerical techniques.
•       Demonstrate a critical understanding of the relevant theoretical concepts and practical implementation of a modern electricity networks.
•       Collate, critically analyse and evaluate data associated with electricity systems and apply energy management strategies.
•       Identify problems, produce and appraise solutions to network operational problems.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion360:3018:00Revision for final exam
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture361:0036:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion115:0015:00Coursework
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Final exam
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading122:3030:00Reading specified articles
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study149:0049:00Reviewing lecture notes; general reading
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Knowledge and understanding of electricity networks and issues associated with their operation will be taught via formal lectures and self-guided study material. This will be supported by reflective learning using worked examples to develop critical awareness and evaluative skills.

Subject specific, cognitive and communication skills will also be developed during the formal lectures and self-guided material. Time management and IT skills will largely be developed through the self-guided material.

Reading Lists

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1202A8024 hrs Take home exam (to be submitted within 24 hours of being set)
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Case study2M20Case study (2000 words)
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The unseen written examination will provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the key aspects of the operation of a modern electricity supply system.

Subject specific, critical and evaluative skills will also be assessed through the written examination. The other key skills will not be assessed, but students will need to utilise these in order to access the self-guided material and prepare for the exam.

The coursework will provide additional opportunities for the student to develop their skills and understanding of the operation and planning of a power system. Furthermore, the coursework will provide timely feedback prior to the examination assessment.


Past Exam Papers

General Notes


Disclaimer: The information contained within the Module Catalogue relates to the 2023/24 academic year. In accordance with University Terms and Conditions, the University makes all reasonable efforts to deliver the modules as described. Modules may be amended on an annual basis to take account of changing staff expertise, developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback. Module information for the 2024/25 entry will be published here in early-April 2024. Queries about information in the Module Catalogue should in the first instance be addressed to your School Office.