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Module Title Power Systems Operation and Control
SchoolSchool 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‚Äôs 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%).
Other None
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