Course: 2022/2023

Transmission and distribution of energy

(14137)

Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)

Solution of AC electrical circuits using phasors (e.g. Electrical Power Engineering Fundamentals in UC3M)

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. Understand the key aspects and concepts of power system operation.
3. Identify, formulate and solve practical problems in power systems.
4. Plan power systems to meet specific requirements.
5. Develop practical computer skills by applying software tools to the analysis of power systems.
6. Combine theory and practice to solve practical problems in power systems.

Skills and learning outcomes

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
Mathematical models of a line
Power flow and voltages in a line
Conductors
Insulators
Pylons
Corona effect
The power flow problem
Power flow equations
Newton-Raphson method
Modified N-R methods
Voltage control
Shunt-connected reactors and capacitors
Automatic voltage regulation in power plants
Tap changer transformers
Ferranti effect
Voltage control in a transmission system
Voltage control in a distribution system
Substations
Disconnectors
Circuit breakers
Substation configurations
Frequency control
Primary regulation
Secondary regulation
Tertiary regulation
Time control
Protection systems
Contingency analysis
Characteristics of a protection system
Short circuit current
Fault clearing time and transient stability
Emerging technologies in power systems
Energy load management
Electric vehicles
Smart meters
Smart grid

Learning activities and methodology

Half the time is dedicated to practical sessions in a computer laboratory, most of them with software PSSE. PSSE is used by the Spanish Transmission System Operator and by many electrical utilities to simulate the electrical network.
Also:
Theoretical classes
Solution of practical problems in class
Individual tutorial sessions

Assessment System

- % end-of-term-examination 0
- % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 100

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

- · European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity : https://www.entsoe.eu

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The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.