ECE Course Outline

ECE4321

Power System Engineering (3-0-3)

Prerequisites
ECE 3070/3300
Corequisites
None
Catalog Description
To introduce basic concepts of electric power system design, encompassing protection, stability and control.
Textbook(s)
Bergen & Vittal, Power System Analysis (2nd edition), Prentice Hall, 2000. ISBN 0136919901, ISBN 9780136919902 (required)

Topical Outline
Background
  Power system design issues
  Power system stability
  Power system protection
  Power system control

Power System Models
  Line sequence impedances
  Generator sequence impedances
  Transformer impedances
  Per unit parameters
  Power system grounding

Power System Electrical Transients
  Transients characterization
  Balanced fault analysis
  Unbalanced fault analysis
  Three phase faults
  Asymmetric faults
  Fault transients
  Effects of grounding
  Grounding potential rise-safety
 
Electromechanical Transients / Stability
  Classification of electromechnical transients
  Transient stability
  System stabilization

Protection Fundamentals
  Protection philosophy
  Zones of protection
  Protective equipment
  Overcurrent protection
  Overvoltage / undervoltage protection
  Underfrequency / overfrequency protection
  Zone distance protection
  Differential protection
  Pilot relaying
  Computer relaying

Fault Monitoring and Recording