ECE 508 - Introduction to Power System Markets

  • 3 credits

This course provides an introduction to the structure and techniques (tools) of market operations in deregulated electric power systems. The emphasis of the course is on topics related to: participants in electric power markets; system security; investments in generation and transmission; auctions; ancillary services; and congestion management.


ECE 461 (Power Systems). Credit not allowed for both ECE 508 and ENGR 508.

Important Information

Military personnel admitted to a College of Engineering online degree program may be eligible for a 15% tuition discount. Tuition discounts can only be given if you provide the appropriate discount code at the time of registration. Call (877) 491-4336 or email to learn more.

Textbooks and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


  • Fundamentals of power systems economics, 4th Ed.
    D. Kirschen and G. Strbac
    ISBN: 9780470845721


Siddharth Suryanarayanan
Siddharth Suryanarayanan

(970) 491-1493 |

Dr. Siddharth (Sid) Suryanarayanan obtained his Ph.D. in electrical engineering in 2004 from Arizona State University. His research and teaching interests lie broadly in the area of modern electric power systems, with specific focus on design, operation, and economics of finite-inertia systems, the integration of renewable energy systems to electric grids, and on the application of cyber-physical social systems to electric power systems.

He has over 50 publications in journals, conference proceedings, and book chapters. He is a co-editor of two books in the area of electric power engineering. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and was the recipient of the IEEE Power and Energy Society's Outstanding Young Engineer Award in 2015, and the T. Burke Hayes Faculty Award in 2012 and 2009. In June 2011, he was selected by the U.S. National Academy of Engineering as an invited general participant at the U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium.

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