EE30215: Power system fundamentals

[Page last updated: 02 August 2022]

Owning Department/School: Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Credits: 6 [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 120
Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Period:
Semester 1
Assessment Summary: EX 100%
Assessment Detail:
• Examination (EX 100%)
Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Requisites:
Learning Outcomes: After successfully completing this unit students will be able to: describe the advantages of interconnected networks, describe and analyse transformers, explain the principles of switching, explain and analyse the operation of a generator and its control systems, predict the stability of a generator under varying system conditions, explain and apply methods of load flow analysis, perform balanced and unbalanced fault calculations and analyse and apply transmission line models, describe on a general level the regulation and policy of the electrical power industry.

Aims: To provide a fundamental understanding of the, operation and analysis of a modern power system.

Skills: 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 electrical power systems. Taught, facilitated and tested.

Content: Power System Plant: transformers, switchgear; Generation: steady-state operation, simple power systems; Transient Operation of Generators: equal area criterion, electrical transient modes; Load Flow Analysis: Gauss Iterative method; Fault Calculations: symmetrical components, sequence networks, fault types, transformer networks; an overview of the regulation and policy of the electrical power industry.

Programme availability:

EE30215 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
• UEEE-AFB12 : BEng(Hons) Electrical Power Engineering (Year 3)
• UEEE-AKB12 : BEng(Hons) Electrical Power Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 4)
• UEEE-AFM12 : MEng(Hons) Electrical Power Engineering (Year 3)
• UEEE-AKM12 : MEng(Hons) Electrical Power Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 4)

EE30215 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
• UEEE-AFB01 : BEng(Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Year 3)
• UEEE-AKB01 : BEng(Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 4)
• UEXX-AFB02 : BEng(Hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (Year 3)
• UEXX-AKB02 : BEng(Hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 4)
• UEEE-AFM01 : MEng(Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Year 3)
• UEEE-AKM01 : MEng(Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 4)
• UEXX-AFM02 : MEng(Hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (Year 3)
• UEXX-AKM02 : MEng(Hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 4)

 Notes: This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2022/23 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2023/24 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2022/23. Programmes and units are subject to change in accordance with normal University procedures. Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules. Find out more about these and other important University terms and conditions here.