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Power System Protection & Control SGST 9230

Smart Grid Systems & Tech Course

Course details

​The course builds on the fundamentals of three-phase power system (learned from the prerequisite courses) and teaches a practical approach to power system protection. It begins by introducing how the modern power grid is shifting from centralized to distributed generation architecture, key elements of a protection system, construction of a modern microprocessor-based relay and attributes of a reliable protection system. It then gives a brief overview of short circuit analysis, which is being covered in detail in a concurrent course. The course discusses characteristics of the modern inverter-based generators (wind, solar and battery resources) and how they differ from conventional synchronous generators (thermal and hydro electric generators). The distribution system grounding, which significantly influences protection requirements, is discussed in detail. It covers in-depth protection practices used in the traditional distribution system. New protection practices are discussed to accommodate distributed generation and its operation with the consumers as a microgrid. The course uses operational experiences from installed distributed generator resources and microgrids and relates them to the protection practices introduced in the course. ​The course laboratory exercises involves hands-on experience with a CT (current transformer) saturation simulator and industry standard short circuit simulation programs.

Prerequisite(s)

Credits

3.0

Cost

$2,408.34

Course offerings

Fall 2022

Below is one offering of SGST 9230 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 48864

Duration

Wed Sep 07 - Wed Dec 14 (15 weeks)

  • 15 weeks
  • CRN 48864
  • $2408.34
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 07 - Dec 14 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Instructor

Mukesh Nagpal

Course outline

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Cost

$2408.34

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. This course is restricted to students enrolled in the Smart Grid Systems and Technologies – Masters Program. Registration approval is automatically granted upon acceptance into the program. Note: BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of a part-time studies course cancellation, you will be notified at least two business days prior to the course start. Please ensure that your contact information is current.
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of SGST 9230 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 90453

Duration

Thu Jan 12 - Thu Apr 20 (15 weeks)

  • 15 weeks
  • CRN 90453
  • $2408.34
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 12 - Apr 20 Thu 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$2408.34

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. This course is restricted to students enrolled in the Smart Grid Systems and Technologies – Masters Program. Registration approval is automatically granted upon acceptance into the program. Note: BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of a course cancellation, you will be notified at least two business days prior to the course start. Please ensure that your contact information is current.
Status

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Explain the architecture of a centralized versus decentralized power system (benefits, protection challenges).
  • Analyze short circuit conditions.
  • Understand protection system elements (signal sources (CTs and PTs), protective elements (current, voltage, frequency), circuit breakers.
  • Describe protection system schemes (zones, overcurrent, voltage, frequency).
  • Compare the characteristics of protection systems (speed, selectivity and dependability vs. reliability).
  • Discuss microgrid protection challenges.
  • Recognize how non-conventional sources and their characteristics (inverter-based resources such as solar, wind-farm, batteries) are different from conventional.
  • Explain different operation strategies for microgrids (grid-following, grid-forming, etc.).
  • Describe how to interconnect DERs to the distribution system, associated protection challenges and how to overcome the challenges (anti-islanding, power quality, reconnection, etc.).
  • Analyze real examples of microgrids with conventional sources and non-conventional sources (project).

Effective as of Fall 2022

Related Programs

Power System Protection & Control (SGST 9230) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Energy

  1. Smart Grid Systems and Technologies
    Master of Engineering Part-time

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