Distributed Generation and Transmission
|Lecture hours per week||2|
|Lab hours per week||2|
|Description:||This course concentrates on activities that take place from the generation of power up to the delivery of that generated power to industrial, commercial and residential consumers. The course begins with physical and electrical characteristics of synchronous generators (alternators). The induction generator is then studied in detail, with particular application to wind power generation topologies. The course goes on to studying the principles and construction of different types of transformers, and their configurations for different applications. The outline of electrical transmission and distribution is then introduced, followed by detailed study of the electrical characteristics of transmission lines, and how to calculate and apply appropriate voltage, conductor sizing, voltage regulation. We then cover distribution systems which include substations, protection of MV distribution systems; LV distribution and electrical installation in buildings.
The course emphasizes electrical safety, and covers grounding and bonding principles. Worked examples and calculations, particularly as they relate to applications, are used to reinforce learning.