Checking date: 12/07/2020

Course: 2020/2021

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
By the end of the term, students will be able to: 1. know and understand the scientific and mathematical principles underlying the analysis and design of power systems 2. systematicly understand the key aspects and concepts of power system operation 3. apply their knowledge and understanding to identify, formulate and solve power system problems using established methods 4. apply their knowledge and understanding to design power systems that meet specified requirements 5. demonstrate computer skills applying software tools to the analysis of power systems 6. combine theory and practice to solve power system problems
Description of contents: programme
Transmission and distribution grids Transmission voltages Meshed and radial grids Power quality Basic mathematical models of lines, transformers, loads and generators Per unit quantities Power lines Conductors Insulators Pylons Mechanical tension Mathematical models of a line Power flow and voltages in a line Corona effect The power flow problem Power flow equations Newton-Raphson method Modified N-R methods Voltage control Shunt-connected coils and capacitors Automatic voltage regulation in power plants Tap changer transformers Ferranti effect Voltage control in a distribution system Voltage control in a transmission system Substations Disconnectors Circuit breakers Measurement transformers Substation configurations Frequency control Primary regulation Secondary regulation Tertiary regulation Protection systems Characteristics of a protection system Time/current relay Fault clearing time and transient stability Emerging technologies in power systems Energy load management Electric vehicles Smart meters Smart grid
Learning activities and methodology
Practical work in the computer laboratory Theoretical classes Solution of practical problems in class Individual tutorials
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.