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Victor Astapov, Ivo Palu and Toomas Vaimann


The first-year students at the technical universities often face the problem of using the previously acquired knowledge at a higher level required by engineering education. To solve this problem, the authors developed a series of lectures dedicated to establishing theoretical background, based on simulations in DigSILENT Power Factory software. In the lectures, the physical values and quantities as well as the purpose and characteristics of the power equipment are explained on the example of the simple models.

This article includes the detailed description of a lesson “Introduction into Power Systems” and presents some models and ways of explaining the material. The sections below concentrate on the lecture format focusing on methods for explanation of physical quantities and introducing power system components. Sequential parts create the mosaics of grid, with the following description of basic laws and principles in power systems.