Developments in electric power engineering science field has been rapid in recent decades. This is partly driven by the ever-increasing importance of electricity in modern life. In a sense, human life activities become somewhat integrated with electric power. But on the other hand, the price primary energy increases; hence, electricity provision needs technology developments to achieve efficiency in the conversion of the primary energy to electricity.
As the impact of the demand for such efficiency increase, the science and technology in electric power engineering field also grows rapidly. The case is also similar for technology developments in the field of power engineering; technology improvement in the parts and control hardware in that field has also triggered research and enhancement of a better and more reliable energy conservation concepts.
Meanwhile, in terms of energy procurement and electric power system operation of the present and future, information technology and computers are becoming more factual and essential. Modern electric power system operation requires Real Time Computers to assist executors in managing the power system. The Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system is a working tool whose utilization cannot be evaded in large-scale electric power systems. SCADA technology is growing very rapidly and lead to Automatic Substation and Open System technology. Hardware and software of the SCADA system which was only produced by the Power System Equipment manufacture, is now largely sold by the Personal Computer-based Software House and Remote Terminal Unit manufacture. Thus, a scholar who works in the electricity sector should also be able to communicate with a computer engineering graduate.