This course will provide students with a working knowledge of the fundamentals of interconnected power systems design, operation and control. The course starts with an introduction to power systems followed by a brief review of single-phase and three-phase AC circuits. The main elements of power systems, such as transformers, generators, and distribution and transmission lines will be studied and modeled in detail. Knowledge of these individual elements will then allow students to study the flow of active and reactive power within an interconnected power system. The course continues with symmetrical components and their application in unbalanced power systems as well as fault-analysis. Finally, power system operation, control and stability will be studied. Case studies, laboratories and a project component are also included in the course to reinforce the theoretical concepts being introduced. The course includes a team-based project component relating to the implementation of a smart microgrid. Each team member will consider a different aspect of the interconnection of this smart microgrid to the utility by performing the appropriate analysis and making use of relevant standards. The project will also include an impact study which will detail how the microgrid will affect the interconnected utility with respect to small signal stability, voltage stability, transient stability, power quality, and protection coordination.
- No prerequisites are required for this course.
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Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Develop models for single-phase and three-phase power transformers and select appropriate winding configurations for various applications
- Develop models of three-phase power generators with different winding-configurations in order to determine their operating limits as well as voltage and frequency control schemes
- Develop models of transmission and distribution lines in order to analyze their operation under different conditions
- Execute simulations of power systems and perform power flow studies using industry standard software as well as analytical methods for power flow calculation
- Utilize symmetrical components to analyze balanced and unbalanced systems under normal- or faultconditions
- Apply concepts in the areas of demand management, outage planning, load forecasting, generator load sharing in the study of power system operation
- Design systems for the control of generator load, power, voltage and frequency in order to achieve specific functions such as synchronization
- Evaluate voltage, transient and small-signal power system stability issues through the application of contingency analysis
- Perform an interconnection and impact study for the addition of loads or generation to a power system including aspects related to operation and planning through the application of appropriate standards
- Perform an analysis of power quality issues and suggest solutions to mitigate them, such as the use of switched capacitor banks or other power factor correction equipment
- Develop leadership and collaboration skills
Effective as of Fall 2021
Advanced Power Systems Analysis (SGST 9210) is offered as a part of the following programs:
School of Energy
- Smart Grid Systems and Technologies
Master of Engineering Part-time
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