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Undergraduate Course: Power Systems 4 (ELEE10032)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course will provide students with a good knowledge and understanding of:
- the operational performance, the transient behaviour and control of synchronous generators;
- the power system protection equipment;
- the principles of overcurrent protection of power systems and machines;
- the operation and protection of distributed generators.
A number of relevant technical and engineering aspects of the analysis of steady state and transient performance of synchronous generators and power supply systems will be considered in the context of operation, protection and control of power supply systems with increasing connection of distributed generation, including their application during the system design and operational stages.
Course description Lecture topics:
Revision of Synchronous Machines
D-Q Model of Synchronous Generators
Operation and Voltage Control of Synchronous Generators
Synchronous Generator Modelling: Control Systems and Stability
Operation of Power Supply Systems with Distributed Generation
Balanced Per-unit Short Circuit Fault Analysis
Fault Analysis in Networks with Distributed Generators
Power System Protection Equipment
Overcurrent Protection: Operate Currents and Device Characteristics
Overcurrent Protection: Time and Amplitude Discrimination
Overcurrent Protection Case Study
Distance Protection Relays
Protection of Distributed Generators
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed Power Systems, Power Electronics and Machines 3 (ELEE09029)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesA general background in electrical engineering and power system engineering.
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 22, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Revision Session Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 64 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 100 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Written exam 100%
Feedback Test exam (1 hour) is organised for formative feedback and as a part of the preparation for the main exam diet. Weekly office hours.
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Have an appreciation of a number of relevant technical and engineering aspects required for the analysis of power supply systems;
  2. Have a good knowledge and understanding of basic principles of operation, protection and control of power supply systems, electrical machines and their applications;
  3. Be able to perform calculations of steady state and transient performance of synchronous generators and understand how simple power systems containing distributed generation should be designed, operated and protected;
  4. Understand basic principles of power system protection and be able to calculate or estimate short circuit fault currents and overcurrent protection settings, enabling their application during the design and operational stages.
Reading List
Electric Machinery Fundamentals: Chapman (McGraw Hill)
Power Systems Analysis: Grainger & Stevenson (McGraw Hill)
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsPower System,Synchronous Generator,Distributed Generation,Stability,Short Circuit Fault Analysis
Course organiserDr Sasa Djokic
Tel: (0131 6)50 5595
Course secretaryMs Brunori Viola
Tel: (0131 6)50 5687
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