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EE40198: Control of power systems

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2014/5
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: EX 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Examination (EX 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: EE40198 - Mandatory Extra Work (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this unit you must take EE30174 or equivalent.
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To provide a detailed understanding of power system control, including stability control, frequency control and voltage control.

Learning Outcomes:
After successfully completing this unit students should be able to:
explain power system steady-state stability, dynamic stability and transient stability on the basis of three operation modes of power systems; understand how to establish a power system model at steady-state operation mode; perform load flow calculation of the power system; apply Park's transformation; establish rotor movement equation of a synchronous generator; understand how to derive linearized Phillips-Heffron model and state space representation model of power systems; understand automatic voltage regulation of power systems and types of exciters; use algebraic method to design a Automatic Voltage Regulator (AVR); understand damping torque analysis for the study of power system oscillation stability; use phase compensation method to design a Power System Stabilizer (PSS); explain the conflict requirement of power system stability control and improvement of power system transient stability.

Application of the information, techniques and methods detailed in the unit material, to the proposal of, and the carrying through of, appropriate solutions to engineering problems in the control of electrical power systems. Taught, facilitated and tested.

Power system modelling: Rotor movement equation of synchronous generator; Park's transformation; steady-state model; simplified dynamic model of a single-machine infinite-bus power system; linearized Phillips-Heffron model; state equation model. Power system control analysis: Power system small-signal stability analysis; damping torque analysis; transient stability analysis and improvement. Power system control design: AVR design; PSS design.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

EE40198 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering

EE40198 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
  • UEEE-AFM01 : MEng(Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Year 4)
  • UEEE-AKM01 : MEng(Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 5)

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2014/15 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2015/16 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2014/15.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
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