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Title: EES PS: Power Systems
Short Code: MTE7989
ECTS Credits: 1
Organizer Details: Prof. Michael Höckel

Active participation in the three days of course and a homework (measurement/modelling) are required

The course is part of the EVA EES

Decision Date: 1 March 2023 
Start Date: 5 May 2023 
End Date: 26 May 2023 
Date Details:

Three course days, details will be communicated to the participants.
Preliminary Dates are:

  • 05. Mai 2023
  • 12. Mai 2023
  • 26. Mai 2023

The course is part of the EVA-EES (electrical energy systems) which is proposed by different schools. The goal of the EVA-EES is to strengthen the knowledge in the field of electrical energy, drives and conversion. The whole cycle consists of 7 courses:

EVA-EES EDD: Electric Drive Design
EVA-EES FOC: Field Oriented Control
EVA-EES PV: Photovoltaic Systems
EVA-EES SCP: Substation Control and Protection
EVA-EES PFC: Power Factor Control
EVA-EES ESM: Energy Storage
EVA-EES PS: Power Systems


German; English course documents

Description (max. 300 characters):

The course deepens the analysis of electricity supply grids and is an ideal supplement to the central module Electrical Energy Systems. The course focuses on modeling and simulation of the steady-state and dynamic behavior of three-phase networks using software tools (Power Factory from DIgSILENT). The student will also get an in-depth insight into the practice of measuring and analyzing voltage quality in low-voltage grids. The lessons in the theory room are accompanied by demonstrations in the ESReC laboratory and supplemented by the student's own field measurements. Each student  gets for the duration of the course a PQ measuring device (PQ-Box 100 from a.eberle) for measurements at home or in his home lab.

Contents and Learning Objectives:
  • Basics of modeling three-phase power grids; grid assets, equivalent circuit diagrams, parameters.
  • Structure and scope of the grid calculation software Power Factory from the company DiGSILENT
  • Basics of load flow and short-circuit current calculation
  • Exercise: Load flow calculation and short-circuit current calculation of a simple string
  • Overview of dynamic problems in three-phase grids
  • Dynamics models of the most important network components for EMT simulations (transient) in DPF
  • Exercise: time behaviour of a near-generator short circuit
  • Building of dynamic models for RMS - simulation (long term)
  • Exercise: Set up of a simple power plant model with speed and voltage regulator
  • Voltage quality measurements with the PQ-Box 100 from A-Eberle
  • Evaluation and analysis of the PQ measurements
  • Extrapolation of the measurement results with the network calculation tool
Admission: Write an E-Mail to : with CC to EVA contact person. Students who are not enrolled at BFH must first register with IS-A:!formInscrs.connection?ww_c_formulaire=FORMULAIRE_ERASMUS

The credits of the EVA-EES are assigned if at least 2 courses are attended in one semester (BFH: the course will count as a 1 Credit module)


Prof. Michael Höckel, BFH-TI

Contact Person E-Mail:
Status: cancelled
Specialization: Energy and Environment (EE)

Industrial Technologies (InT)

Electrical Engineering (ElE)

Energy & Environment (EnEn)


[Responsible for this text: Höckel Michael]