ECE Course Outline

ECE4325

Electric Power Quality (3-0-3)

Prerequisites
ECE 3070/3300
Corequisites
None
Catalog Description
Transients and harmonics in power systems, analysis methods and mitigation practices. Causes of power quality problems and relationship to equipment susceptibility.
Textbook(s)
No Textbook Specified.
Topical Outline
Power Quality Concepts
* Transients, Voltage Sags, Voltage swells
* Power Electronic Based End Use Devices
* Waveform Distortion, Harmonics
* Power concepts under waveform distortion
* Equipment Susceptibility
* Power Quality Problems  Classification

Modeling for Power Quality Analysis
* Lumped Parameter Circuits

Distributed Parameter Circuits 

Transmission lines, transformers, generators

Distorting loads
* Grounding

Analysis Methods
* Fourier Transforms
* Laplace Transforms
* Numerical Methods
* Special Transforms (Wavelets, Hartley)

Voltage Sags and Swells
* Fault Induced Sags and Swells
* Transferred Voltages 
* Impact of grounding
* Mitigation techniques (filters, active compensators, voltage restorers, etc.)

Harmonics
* Generation mechanisms
* Effects of harmonics (resonance, derating, vibrations, etc.)
* Mitigation methods, Filters, UPS
* Standards

Electrical Transients
* Switching Transients (Energization, Cap Switching, In-Rush, Motor Starting, etc.)
* Lightning Induced Transients (Lightning Characteristics, Surges, Shielding)
* Overvoltage Protection (Technology, Surge Protection Devices, Coordination)

Distributed Generation and Power Quality
* Distributed Generation Technologies (Wind, Fuel Cells, Microturbines, etc.)
* Integration and MicroGrids
* Protection and Control of Microgrids