- UCAS course code
- UCAS institution code
BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering / Course details
Year of entry: 2024
- View tabs
- View full page
Course unit details:
Generation and Transport of Electrical Energy
|Unit level||Level 2|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 2|
|Offered by||Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
This unit will cover the following:
Part 1: Fundamentals of Electrical Energy & Power System Equipment
- Review of fundamental background for electrical energy systems:
- i) Introduction to power system plant and materials. (1 lecture)
- ii) Introduction to components in a substation (1 lecture)
- iii) Phasors, real and reactive power and 3-phase circuit theory. (2 lectures)
- Power system plant basic design aspects:
- i) Basic design and equivalent circuits for transformers, lines and cables. (4 lectures)
- iii) Synchronous generator operation principles and control. (2 lectures)
Part 2: Introduction to Power System Analysis & Symmetrical Fault Calculations
- i) Per-Unit system (definition, choice of base quantities, equivalent circuits). (2 lectures)
- ii) Formulation of 2-bus power flow problem (bus quantities, phasors and transmission of real and reactive power). (2 lectures)
- iii) Basic techniques to solve the 2-bus power flow problem. (2 lectures)
- iv) Example class: Per unit 2-bus power flow calculation. (1 lecture)
- v) Symmetrical faults. (2 lectures)
- vi) Example class: Symmetrical fault and short circuit level calculations. (1 lecture)
Lab: Performing a Network Analysis on Power Flow and Faults. A simplified case of real-life network analysis based on IPSA+ software.
|Unit title||Unit code||Requirement type||Description|
|Energy Transport and Conversion||EEEN10212||Pre-Requisite||Compulsory|
|Machines, Drives & Power Electronics||EEEN20212||Co-Requisite||Compulsory|
This course unit detail provides the framework for delivery in 2020/21 and may be subject to change due to any additional Covid-19 impact. Please see Blackboard / course unit related emails for any further updates.
The course unit unit aims to:
Develop an understanding of the structure and operating principles of an electrical power system and its components.
Students will be able to:
Knowledge and understanding:
- Develop an understanding of the processes and equipment used in the conversion of mechanical energy into electrical energy and its transport via the power network to the point of utilisation
- Explain principles of operation of synchronous generators
- Use equivalent circuit of synchronous generators to perform quantitative analysis of its steady state operation.
- Explain steady state models of overhead lines, cables and transformers and use their single line diagrams.
- Use per-unit system to represent a power system network.
- Discuss transport of active and reactive power over transmission and distribution networks.
- Analyse a faulty power system, conduct fault current calculations under symmetric fault situations and identify short circuit levels at buses of a power system.
- Combine their understanding of the steady-state behaviour of the components of a system into an understanding of the behaviour of the system as a whole
- Use mathematical models to represent physical components and systems
- Reason using abstract rather than physical quantities
- Perform a power flow calculation analytically and using an industrial standards software package (IPSA+)
- Perform a fault calculation analytically and using an industrial standards software package (IPSA+)
- Critically assess the operation or design of a simple power system
Transferable skills and personal qualities:
- Summarize and assess numerical data from a commercial simulation package (IPSA+)
Three questions, answer all questions
Duration: 2 hours
Calculators are permitted
This examination forms 80% of the unit assessment
One laboratory sessions
Laboratory duration: 3 hours
Assessment based on written report (maximum 8 pages)
The coursework forms 20% of the unit assessment
|Scheduled activity hours|
|Practical classes & workshops||3|
|Independent study hours|
|KONSTANTINOS Kopsidas||Unit coordinator|
|Lujia Chen||Unit coordinator|