Checking date: 20/05/2022

Course: 2022/2023

Electrical power system protection
Bachelor in Industrial Technologies Engineering (Plan: 418 - Estudio: 256)

Coordinating teacher: SORRENTINO , ELMER

Department assigned to the subject: Electrical Engineering Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Electrical power engineering fundamentals Electrical Technology
The student obtains skills for selecting the settings of main electrical protections for electric distribution and transmission systems, as well as knowledge to understand the operation of these protections.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
-1: Fundamentals about electric power system protection. Basic definitions. Functions and features of protection systems. -2: Short circuit analysis. Computation of short-circuit currents, using symmetrical components. Effects of fault currents. -3: Protection of low-voltage electric systems. Description of protective devices. Coordination of protective devices. -4: Protection of medium-voltage electric systems. Description of protective devices. Coordination of protective devices. -5: Distance protection and differential protection. Fundamentals about distance protection. Self-polarization of distance protection and fault analysis. Communication-assisted trip for distance protections. Differential protection for transmission lines and differential protection for transformers. -6: Protection of synchronous generators and other protection systems. Available protective functions for synchronous generators. Other available protections for transmission lines and transformers. Busbar protection. Breaker-failure protection. Other protective functions for electric power systems and wide area protection systems.
Learning activities and methodology
-Lectures, sessions for solving doubts in reduced groups, individual tutorials and personal work of the student, oriented to the learning of theoretical knowledge (3 ECTS credits). -Analysis and solving of practical exercises in reduced groups, laboratory sessions, individual tutorials and personal work of the student, oriented to the obtaining of practical skills related to the contents of the subject (3 ECTS credits).
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • Blackburn, J. and Domin, T.. Protective Relaying: Principles and Applications.. CRC Press.. 2014
  • Das, J.. Power System Protective Relaying.. CRC Press.. 2018
  • Gers, J. and Holmes, E.. Protection of Electricity Distribution Networks.. IET. 2011
  • Iriondo Barrenetxea, A.. Protecciones de Sistemas de Potencia. Universidad del País Vasco. 1996
  • Montané Sangrá, P.. Protecciones en las Instalaciones Eléctricas: Evolución y perspectivas. MARCOMBO. 1993
  • Suarez Creo, Juan M.. Protección de Instalaciones y redes eléctricas. Andavira. 2011
  • Ziegler, G.. Numerical Distance Protection: Principles and Applications.. Siemens. 2011
  • Ziegler, G.. Numerical Differential Protection: Principles and Applications.. Siemens.. 2012
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