Checking date: 07/04/2022

Course: 2022/2023

Transmission and distribution of energy
Study: Bachelor in Energy Engineering (280)

Coordinating teacher: LEDESMA LARREA, PABLO

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Electrical Engineering

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