Checking date: 08/05/2020

Course: 2019/2020

Transmission and distribution of energy
Study: Bachelor in Industrial Technologies Engineering (256)

Coordinating teacher: LEDESMA LARREA, PABLO

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Electrical Engineering

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Electrical Power Engineering Fundamentals
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
Ability to solve simple power systems. Ability to analyze power systems in terms of voltage phasors and flows of active and reactive power. Ability to describe the most important elements in power lines and substations, and to explain how they work. Ability to reduce congestions and to improve the voltage profile in a power system by using power plants, shunt devices and tap changers. Ability to design a program that solves a power flow. Ability to interpret the results of a power flow. Ability to identify the main problems that may cause a software tool to fail solving a power flow.
Description of contents: programme
- Introduction to power systems - Structure of power systems - Per-unit quantities - The single-line diagram - Introduction to AC lines (conductors, electric parameters, insulators, corona effect, sag) - Introduction to substations (Power transformers, switchgear, protecting devices) - Electric networks - Admittance model - Power flow problem - Newton-Raphson method - Fixed slope method - Decoupled methods - Voltage control - Reactive power, shunt capacitors - Tap changing transformers - Power dispatch - Contingency analysis - 3-phase short circuit analysis
Learning activities and methodology
Practical work in the computer laboratory Theoretical classes Solution of practical problems in class Individual tutorials Individual presentations of the students
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 40
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 60
Basic Bibliography
  • Grainger, Stevenson. Power System Analysis. McGraw-Hill.
  • P. Kundur. Power System Stability and Control. EPRI.
  • Pieter Schavemaker; Lou van der Sluis. Electrical Power System Essentials. John Wiley & Sons. 2008

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