Course: Power System Components credits: 10

Course code
Power System Components
Study year
ECTS credits
Dutch, with parts in English
Modes of delivery
  • Lecture
  • Power System Components - Computer, organised by STAD examinations
  • Project FET - Assignment

Learning outcomes

  • The student can calculate the energy and powers related to energy conversion.
  • The student can calculate the effective voltages and currents in energy networks.
  • The student can apply the law of induction to deduce the characteristics of generators and transformers.
  • The student can calculate the currents, voltages, and power of 3-phase electricity networks.
  • The student can describe the components comprising an electricity network and knows the functions and characteristics of these components.
  • The student can design an electricity network based on user specifications.


  • Different energy sources (fossil fuels, renewable energy, nuclear energy, cogeneration)
  • The relationship between different types of energy (kinetic energy, heat, electric potential energy) and the energy conversions.
  • Electric work, power, electric and mechanical power in AC and DC networks
  • Power factor, active power, idle power, and apparent power in 1 and 3-phase networks.
  • Applications of the law of induction for the basic components of an electricity network (generators and transformers),
  • Transport and distribution of electricity (different types of electricity networks, lines and cables, transformers, protection)
  • Network simulations (load-flow calculations, short-circuit calculations)

Included in programme(s)


  • Institute of Engineering