Course: 2020/2021

Transmission and distribution of energy

(14137)

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