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This electric power systems course encompasses the concerns of bulk electrical energy, its generation, the bulk transmission, local area distribution and final consumption (the load) as needed by industry, commerce and households. It is a complex subject, as it involves large scale power system interactions involving power-flow, transient stability and system protection, and depends on a multitude of component level characteristics. Renewable generation has added to this complexity. Students in this course will learn analysis techniques for power systems under both steady-state and transient conditions. Basic principles of protection are covered, as are relevant electrical component level concepts, including generators and transformers. The basics of renewable and other energy sources are also covered.
Topics include:1. Electricity and Society2. Per Unit System3. Power-flow Analysis:4. Fault Analysis5. Power Systems Stability6. Renewable Energy7. Power Quality 8. Substation Layout9. Transformers10. Protection11. Rotating machines12. Power Electronic ControlLaboratories: All laboratories are compulsory.Power-flow Lab. will be run on 4th and 7th of March in the CAE Laboratory. You will have been automatically allocated to one of these two sessions. Monday 4th of March 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.Thursday 7th of March 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.Two other labs. (Synchronous machine, Harmonics & Loads and High Voltage) will be run by Dr Jeremy Watson.
At the conclusion of this course you should be able to:LO1: Demonstrate a comprehensive, theory-based understanding of power system structure, components, and behaviour when interconnected (WA1)LO2: Recognise and explain power system components, including power generation technologies, power storage technologies, including their advantages and disadvantages, as well as design of different substation layouts, and merit (WA3, WA5)LO3: Perform calculations associated with electrical machines, and typical power systems analysis under both steady-state and transient/dynamic conditions (WA1, WA2, WA4)LO4 Understand and design an appropriate protection system (WA3)LO5: Appreciate the social and technical history and present state of electrical power system, including electricity markets and pricing mechanisms (WA6, WA8, WA11)
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
Employable, innovative and enterprising
Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.
Biculturally competent and confident
Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.
Engaged with the community
Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.
Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.
ENEL380 and ENEL381
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Laboratory:Power-flow lab will be marked before you leave the lab. For the other labs. you will need to submit your completed lab. book for marking later.General Conditions for Credit RegulationsPlease note the following regulation (UC Calendar/Maramataka 2022, page 38):‘3. General Conditions (a) A student seeking course credit must engage satisfactorily in all required course-related activity, work and assessment specified in the course outlines.’
Contact HoursLectures: 36 hoursTutorials: 2 hoursWorkshops: 0 hours Laboratories: 9 hours Independent studyReview of lectures: 56 hoursTest and exam preparation: 44 hoursAssignments: 0 hoursTutorial preparation: 0 hoursLaboratory calculations: 3 hours Total 150
Domestic fee $1,059.00
International fee $6,000.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
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Electrical and Computer Engineering