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Module Title

Power Systems Operation and Control

School

School of Engineering

Department

Elec, Elec & Sys Engineering

Module Code

04 26432

Module Lead

Prof. Xiao-Ping Zhang

Level

Masters Level

Credits

20

Semester

Semester 1

Pre-requisites

Co-requisites

Restrictions

None

Exclusions

Description

This module deals with modern power system operational and control problems and associated advanced solution techniques. State estimation, contingency analysis, load-frequency control and automatic generation control. Load flow analysis and stability modelling and control.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module students should be able to:

Explain the structure of electrical power transmission & distribution systems

Calculate power flows and voltage profiles of electrical power transmission & distribution systems using analytical methods and computational tools.

Perform calculations on fault levels and fault protection systems.

Derive the solution methods of economic dispatch for a multi-area system and apply the Lagrange’s method to the economic dispatch of thermal units.

Explain the automatic generation control.

Perform a small-signal analysis of power systems.

Perform a voltage stability analysis of power systems.

Perform a transient stability analysis of power systems.

Explain and derive the weighted least-squares state estimation method of an electric power systems

Explain the basic functions of modern control centres and security control.

Assessment

26432-01 : Module Mark : Mixed (100%)

Assessment Methods & Exceptions

A written, unseen examination of 2 hours, answering 3 questions from 4 (50%), and a written report of 5,000 words (approximately 20 pages) on a simulation (50%).