Engineering and design

Electrical Power Systems

Module code: H6103
Level 6
15 credits in autumn teaching
Teaching method: Lecture, Laboratory
Assessment modes: Unseen examination, Coursework

This module covers:
  • power system structure, important aspects of power system operation, operating states, complex power, the symmetrical three-phase system, per unit system
  • power system components, synchronous generators, power and control transformers, transmission lines, the characteristics of the loads, network analysis, voltages, currents and powers at sending and receiving ends
  • load flow analysis, power flow equations, numerical techniques, decoupled power flow algorithm
  • fault analysis, systematic short-circuit computations, unbalanced system analysis, symmetrical component theory
  • voltage and reactive power control, load frequency control, power system stability, economic dispatch 
  • power system economics, embedded or dispersed generation, issues and technical impacts of embedded generation
  • introduction to smart grids and future power systems.

Pre-requisite

Electrical Machines & Power Electronics

Module learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of essential facts, concepts, theories and principles of their engineering discipline, and its underpinning science and mathematics.
  • Apply appropriate quantitative science and engineering tools to the analysis of problems.
  • Acquired knowledge and skills at a level of a junior engineer working in a power company.