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Undergraduate Course: Power Systems 3 (ELEE09019)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryStudents 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.

Course description Lectures:
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)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: ( Power Engineering 2 (SCEE08008)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesVisiting 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? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Represent complex loads and transmission systems and perform load-flow calculations
  2. Construct single-phase per-unit fault equivalent circuits of power systems and calculate fault levels and distribution of fault currents
  3. Determine unbalanced current and voltage phasor systems and represent these as symmetrical components, converting freely between each representation
  4. 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
Reading List
Electric Machinery Fundamentals: Chapman (McGraw Hill)

Power System Analysis: Saadat (McGraw Hill)
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements None
Keywordspower systems,load-flow and short-circuit analysis,planning and operation
Course organiserDr Jonathan Shek
Tel: (0131 6)50 7814
Course secretaryMrs Laura Robinson
Tel: (0131 6)50 5053
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