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Postgraduate Course: Power Electronics for Energy Systems (MSc) (PGEE11180)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course builds on the material covered in the 1st semester Power Conversion course. It will expand the study of power electronic converters in high power utility scale and drive system applications. Specifically; generator interfaces, Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS) and High Voltage DC (HVDC) power transmission. The course will focus on circuit topologies, modulation and models for power converters. Example applications will be used to illustrate the role of these devices in modern power systems.
Course description Topics covered:

- Applications of Power Electronics in Energy Systems.

- Modelling and modulation of three Phase inverters including the use of two axis representations.

- High capacity, high voltage power converters including Thyristor based and modern multi-level voltage source converters.

- Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS).

- Power Electronics for HVDC systems.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Have a sound understanding of the operation of circuits and modulation techniques for high capacity, power electronic converters;
  2. To understand system requirements and appropriate designs for power converters in power system applications such as Flexible AC Transmission Systems, High Voltage DC transmission and machine drives;
  3. Be able to explain how power electronic converters are used to manage power flows in electrical motors, generators and power networks;
  4. Be able to carry out calculations to perform designs and evaluate the performance of various topologies of power electronic converters used in utility applications, renewable energy and machine drives.
Reading List
- Power Electronics: Converters, Applications and Design by Ned Mohan, Tore M. Undeland, William P. Robbins.

- Voltage-Sourced Converters in Power Systems : Modeling, Control, and Applications by Amirnaser Yazdani, Reza Iravani.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsPower Systems,Power Electronics,Power Convertors,Machine drives,FACTS,HVDC,Power System Stability
Contacts
Course organiserProf Stephen Finney
Tel: (0131 6)50 5724
Email: Stephen.Finney@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Megan Inch-Kellingray
Tel: (0131 6)51 7079
Email: M.Inch@ed.ac.uk
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