Course detail

Power Transmission Networks

FEKT-MPRSAcad. year: 2017/2018

Basic issues related to power transmission. Solution of stabilized state transmission power networks. Wave processes on the lines and their inhomogeneities.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The students will acquire the basic information about power transmission.


The subject knowledge on the Bachelor´s degree level is requested.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Saadat,H.:Power system analysis.McGraw-Hill,1999. (EN)
Trojánek,Z.,Hájek,J.,Kvasnica,P.:Přechodné jevy v elektrizaních soustavách,SNTL/ALFA,1987. (CS)
Reiss,L.,Malý,K.,Pavlíček,Z.,Němeček,F.:Teoretická elektroenergetika I,ALFA,1977. (CS)
Reiss,L.,Malý,K.,Pavlíček,Z.,Bizík,J.:Teoretická elektroenergetika II,SNTL/ALFA,1978. (CS)
Blažek,V., Paar, M.: Přenosové sítě, elektronický text, FEKT VUT v Brně, 2007. (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations. Techning methods include lectures, computer laboratories and practical laboratories. Course is taking advantage of e-learning (Moodle) system. Students have to write a single project and write laboratory protocols during the course.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Requirements for completion of a course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1) Power lines with distributed parameters, distribution of voltage and current along a steady state power line.
2) Real and ideal HV power line - special operation modes.
3) Voltage and current waves along steady state power line with distributed parameters.
4) Overvoltage in power systems. Four-terminal networks substitution of power line elements.
5) Solution of a simple-type four-terminal network as electric circuit and by cascade equations.
6) Cascade and parallel connection of four-terminal networks.
7) Mathematical modeling of a HV system as a total. Specification of the system operation modes.
8) Solution of steady-state of HV and UHV systems by Gauss-Seidel method.
9) Reactors, capacitors and synchronous compensators on HV systems.
10) Transmission capacity and parameters compensation of power lines. Compensation equipments positioning.
11) The example of steady state calculation of UHV system.
12) The example of compensation of parameters UHV line.
13) The example waves' processes waves u(x,t) and i(x,t) on an ideal UHV line.


To make the students familiar with basic issues of power transmission.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

The content and forms of instruction in the evaluated course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme EEKR-M1 Master's

    branch M1-EEN , 1. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, compulsory

  • Programme EEKR-CZV lifelong learning

    branch ET-CZV , 1. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


16 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Computer exercise

4 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Laboratory exercise

6 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


eLearning: opened course