Checking date: 03/11/2020

Course: 2020/2021

Electric power stations I
Study: Bachelor in Electrical Power Engineering (222)

Coordinating teacher: ORDUÑEZ DEL PINO, MIGUEL ANGEL

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Electrical Engineering

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
- Magnetic circuits and transformers. - Alternating current electrical machines. - Electric power systems. - Electric power stations I.
The objectives of this course are to provide a sound basis in the electrical side of a generation power plant. In particular all issues related with one line and three line diagrams, selection of transformers for the power plant, grounding calculation, generator circuit breaker selection, and design & setting of the protection system. At the end of the course, the student will be able to: - Identify the electrical system of a generation power plant. - Selection of the proper values to buy transformers for connection with the network and for connection with the ancillary system. - Grounding Assessment for generator power plant. - Definition of the protective system. - Evaluation of the monitoring and maintenance procedures.
Description of contents: programme
1. Types of Generation Power plants. History and main characteristics. Demand supply. 2. Power Plant Operation and Maintenance. 3. Cost analysis. LCOE procedure to assess costs for Nuclear, Coal and Combined Cycle technologies. 4. Generation power plant general scheme. Project stages. One line and three line diagrams. 5. Pumping power plants. Types and characteristics. 6. Functional characteristics of a Generator. Grounding method for generators. 7. Isolated phase busbar. Generator circuit breaker. Main power transformer. 8. Auxiliary services for generator power plants. Loads and voltage level. 9. Short-circuit currents and voltage drop in the different parts of the power plant. Criteria for auxiliary transformer assessment. 10. Protection relay introduction. Faults and abnormal condition in generators. 11. Specific generator protection criteria. 12. Generator regulation. Voltage and velocity regulation. F-P regulator. 13. Control system. Introduction to 61850. 14. Power Electronics in Power Stations. International connections. DC Technologies (HVDC).
Learning activities and methodology
- Magisterial classes to explain the main theoretical concepts of the subject and presentations from pupils. - Reduced groups to solve problems by the teacher.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Basic Bibliography
  • A.K. Raja; Amit Prakash Srivastava; Manish Dwivedi. Power Plant Engineering. NEW AGE INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHERS. 2005
  • Stan Kaplan. POWER PLANT CARACTERISTICS AND COSTS. Nova Science Publishers. 2009

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.