Undergraduate Course: Power Systems 3 (ELEE09019)
|School||School of Engineering
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||Students are introduced to the analysis of power systems in per-unit and absolute values using single-line diagram representations of balanced and unbalanced power supply systems, and perform load-flow and short-circuit studies. They are exposed to the analysis of the fundamental techno-economic issues in the design of large power systems, involving long term planning, mixed fuel resource/energy scheduling and power system plant investment appraisal.
The Power System Group Design Project brings together all aspects of the above modules.
L1 Equivalent circuit representation.
L2 Load flow and transmission line model.
L3 Fault level estimation.
L4 Balanced/unbalanced systems.
L5 Symmetrical components.
L6 Electricity supply and Long-term planning.
L7 Fuel Selection and Plant Location
L8 Load Forecasting and Plant Scheduling
L9 System Cost Estimation
L10 Overall System Design
Power System Group Design Project (Dr Jonathan Shek, Dr Ewen Macpherson)
Groups of 4, 5 or 6 students design, cost and evaluate the expansion of a power supply system. The exercise starts in Week 6 of the second semester, and continues for the rest of the semester. Students submit a group report which is assessed. Student performance within the group is assessed by their peers.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| Students MUST have passed: (
Power Engineering 2 (SCEE08008)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should have knowledge of basic principles and concepts of electrical engineering, equivalent to the requirements of the 2nd year course Electrical Power Engineering 2 (SCEE08004)
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2016/17, Available to all students (SV1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 10,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 8,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 18,
Formative Assessment Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 7,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||50% examination (2 hours)
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||2:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Represent complex loads and transmission systems and perform load-flow calculations
- Construct single-phase per-unit fault equivalent circuits of power systems and calculate fault levels and distribution of fault currents
- Determine unbalanced current and voltage phasor systems and represent these as symmetrical components, converting freely between each representation
- Work within a group to perform outline designs of a reinforcement of a power system (Power System Group Design Project) and carry out techno-economic and investment appraisal of the proposal
|Electric Machinery Fundamentals: Chapman (McGraw Hill)|
Power System Analysis: Saadat (McGraw Hill)
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||power systems,load-flow and short-circuit analysis,planning and operation
|Course organiser||Dr Jonathan Shek
Tel: (0131 6)50 7814
|Course secretary||Mrs Lynn Hughieson
Tel: (0131 6)50 5687
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