Next generation transmission expansion planning framework: Models, tools, and educational opportunities

Jaime Quintero, Hui Zhang, Yacine Chakhchoukh, Vijay Vittal, Gerald T. Heydt

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This paper presents a discussion of the contemporary transmission expansion planning (TEP) framework focusing on educational opportunities and curriculum development. An analysis of the mathematical models and fundamental concepts, as well as available software tools and necessary skills for state-of-the-art TEP projects, is presented based on research and academic experiences. A guide to TEP curriculum development for power engineering programs is proposed including materials at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6805236
Pages (from-to)1911-1918
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Power Systems
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2014



  • Dynamic stability
  • Western Interconnection
  • power engineering education
  • power system planning
  • power system security
  • power system stability
  • static limits

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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