Electrical Power Systems

2018/2019

Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module is based on knowledge achieved in the modules AC circuit theory and Electrical machines or similar.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • Have knowledge about calculation and measurement of the characteristic quantities of electrical power systems
  • Have knowledge about calculation of voltages, currents, active and reactive power transfer in simple and composite transmissions and distribution networks
  • Have knowledge about power flow and the belonging most applied analytical and numerical calculation methods
  • Have knowledge about symmetrical components, their calculation  and usage
  • Have knowledge about calculation of currents and voltages for single phase and multiphase faults in the electricity grid for varying types of grounding circuits in simple and composite transmission and distribution networks
  • Have knowledge about Fourier series and harmonic functions and their relevance in relation to power systems

Skills

  • Be able to analyse various electrical power system components in such a way that their characteristic electrical quantities may be determined
  • Be able to apply the electric power system characteristic quantities to calculate the power flow in transmission and distribution networks, including low voltage networks
  • Be able to develop numerical methods to calculate the power flow in transmission and distribution networks, including low voltage networks
  • Be able to calculate the distribution of short circuit currents for symmetrical and unsymmetrical faults in transmission and distributions networks, including low voltage networks
  • Be able to apply Fourier analysis on relevant scenarios in power systems

Competences

  • Be able to handle simple development oriented situations in relation to power systems under normal conditions or during faults
  • Independently be able to participate in disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaboration with a professional approach in the field of power system fundamentals
  • Be able to identify one’s own learning needs and to structure one’s own learning in electrical power systems

Type of instruction

Lectures, laboratory work and practical exercises. Teaching is in English and/or Danish depending on the participation of international students, or if the supervisor is of foreign origin.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 5 ECTS course, the work load is expected to be 150 hours for the student.

Exam

Exams

Name of examElectrical Power Systems
Type of exam
Written exam
4-hour written examination
ECTS5
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in the Joint Programme Regulations.

Facts about the module

Danish titleElektriske anlæg
Module codeN-EN-B6-6
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
ECTS5
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Energy
DepartmentDepartment of Energy Technology
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science