Checking date: 14/05/2024

Course: 2024/2025

Transmission and distribution of energy
Bachelor in Energy Engineering (2013 Study Plan) (Plan: 300 - Estudio: 280)

Coordinating teacher: LEDESMA LARREA, PABLO

Department assigned to the subject: Electrical Engineering Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


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
CB1. Students have demonstrated possession and understanding of knowledge in an area of study that builds on the foundation of general secondary education, and is usually at a level that, while relying on advanced textbooks, also includes some aspects that involve knowledge from the cutting edge of their field of study. CB2. Students are able to apply their knowledge to their work or vocation in a professional manner and possess the competences usually demonstrated through the development and defence of arguments and problem solving within their field of study. CB3. Students have the ability to gather and interpret relevant data (usually within their field of study) in order to make judgements which include reflection on relevant social, scientific or ethical issues. CB4. Students should be able to communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialist and non-specialist audiences. CB5. Students will have developed the learning skills necessary to undertake further study with a high degree of autonomy. CG2. Apply computational and experimental tools for analysis and quantification of energy engineering problems CG4. Being able to do design, analysis, calculation, manufacture, test, verification, diagnosis and maintenance of energetic systems and devices. CG10. Being able to work in a multi-lingual and multidisciplinary environment CE6 Módulo CRI. Ability for the analysis, design, simulation and optimization of processes and products. CE8 Módulo CRI. Knowledge and ability for systems modelling and simulation. CE7 Módulo TE. Ability for the calculus and design of electric power lines for energy transmission. CE13 Módulo TE. Understanding the relation between the different variables seizing in the operation of electric power systems and the electric energy demand coverage. CT1. Ability to communicate knowledge orally as well as in writing to a specialized and non-specialized public. CT2. Ability to establish good interpersonal communication and to work in multidisciplinary and international teams. CT3. Ability to organize and plan work, making appropriate decisions based on available information, gathering and interpreting relevant data to make sound judgement within the study area. CT4. Motivation and ability to commit to lifelong autonomous learning to enable graduates to adapt to any new situation. By the end of this content area, students will be able to have: RA1.1 knowledge and understanding of the scientific principles underlying the branch of energetic technologies. RA2.1 the ability to apply their knowledge and understanding to identify, formulate and solve problems within the field of energetic technologies using established methods. RA4.2 the ability to design and conduct appropriate experiments, interpret the data and draw conclusions. RA5.1 the ability to select and use appropriate equipment, tools and methods. RA5.2 the ability to combine theory and practice to solve problems within the field of energetic technologies. RA6.1 function effectively as an individual and as a member of a team.
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

Calendar of Continuous assessment

Extraordinary call: regulations
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
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