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Module Title LM Power Systems Stability Control and Protection
SchoolSchool of Engineering
Department Elec, Elec & Sys Engineering
Module Code 04 30064
Module Lead Prof Xiao-Ping Zhang
Level Masters Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 1
Pre-requisites
Co-requisites
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-35 hours
Tutorial-6 hours
Project supervision-6 hours
Supervised time in studio/workshop-6 hours
Guided independent study-147 hours
Total: 200 hours
Exclusions
Description This module deals with power system stability, control and protection problems and associated advanced analysis and design techniques. The module covers synchronous machine theory and dynamic modelling; synchronous machine parameters for dynamic models; synchronous machine dynamic representation in stability studies; small signal stability and control of a single-machine infinite bus; method for the analysis of small signal stability and control of multi-machine systems; control concepts such as Excitation Control and Power System Stabilizer (PSS); basic concepts and protection principles of power systems such as over current, distance, busbar, transformer and generator protections; analytical calculations, settings and coordination for power system protection; and advanced protection concepts and methods such as Intelligent Electronic Devices (IED), Smart Substation, IEC61850, System Integrity Protection Strategies.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Explain synchronous machine theory and dynamic modelling
  • Derive synchronous machine dynamic models in stability studies
  • Understand how to determine the parameters for synchronous machine dynamic models
  • Perform small signal stability and control of a single-machine infinite bus
  • Explain the control concepts such as Excitation Control and Power System Stabilizer (PSS)
  • Explain basic concepts and protection principles of power systems such as over current, distance, busbar, transformer and generator protections
  • Perform analytical calculations, settings and coordination for power system protection
  • Understand advanced protection concepts and methods such as Intelligent Electronic Devices (IED), Smart Substation, IEC61850 protocols, System Integrity protection strategies.
Assessment 30064-01 : Module Mark : Mixed (100%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Main assessment
(50%) Individual assignment: assignment will be submitted to Canvas and marked online.
(50%) exam: on campus exam if social distance is possible. Online exam if social distance is impossible.

Supplementary/Reassessment
Reassessment to match the main assessment method with due consideration made to any restrictions imposed at the time of reassessment. Students can carry forward passed assessment components from main assessment.
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