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This course is designed to build on Electric Power and Machines (ENEL382) by giving a more in-depth treatment of some areas (power-flow and fault analysis) while covering in detail new areas such as reliability assessment and protection. New developments in electrical power systems are covered. In the process of teaching this course and by using a design assignment as problem-based learning tool students will learn how a large real power system will perform and how to engineer solutions to identified problems.
Topics covered include:• Power-Flow: AC/DC Power-Flow and Motor Starting Studies• Fault: Balanced and Unbalanced, Sequence (Symmetrical) Components, Sparsity Techniques.• Reliability• Protection• Power Quality (Harmonics and Transients)• Smart Grids Initiative
At the end of this course, the student will be able to:1. Understand the laws and concepts governing the behaviour of an interconnected electrical power system2. Understand the various types of analysis used for analysing electrical power systems, their purpose and essential features (for both steady-state and transient conditions)3. Understand the more sophisticated power-flow analysis (AC/DC and motor-starting studies)4. Understand and able to perform Fault analysis for balanced and unbalanced faults5. Apply knowledge of power system behaviour to design a solution that addresses problems with a real-life future scenario (this is an open-ended complex design problem)6. Discern good and bad developments based on technical, environmental and fiscal reasons (i.e. the development of critical thinking)7. Perform Protection systems calculations8. Understand and perform Reliability analysis on Generation & Transmission systems, Distribution systems and interconnected power systems9. Understand the Smart Grid concept10. Understand present trends and developments in electrical power systems11. Prepare appropriately detailed formal engineering report
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Domestic fee $1,133.00
International fee $5,625.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
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Electrical and Computer Engineering