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Introduction to power engineering: Course outline

Objective: This course is intended to give the students an understanding of electric power systems fundamentals and operation. Basic electrical terminology and concepts are explained in simple to understand terms with regard to design, construction, opera

Course Outline

Discussion of a Power system & its schematic block diagram. The common voltage levels used in a power system. Advantages of High voltage power transmission. Frequency used in Power Systems. Introduction to Generation, Transmission & distribution of Electrical Energy. Discussion of how Natural energy Resources such as Fossil fuels, Water, Solar, Wind & nuclear fuels etc. are converted into useable Electric Energy. Different types of Electric power Generating stations. The operation of Generation Plants. Controlling Power Balance between Generator and load. Advantages of Interconnected Power Systems.  Conditions during an outage. Substations: Substation functions and Equipment.

Preventive Maintenance: Preventive maintenance techniques such as Infrared technology and Dissolved Gas analysis.

Power Transmission: Power Transmission systems, Fundamental objectives of transmission/distribution lines. Types of Power lines. Advantages of high voltage transmission lines for transmission of power over long distances. Components of a HV transmission line. Construction of a transmission line. Equivalent circuits of power transmission lines. Voltage regulation and power transmission capability of transmission lines.

Distribution & Utilization/Consumption of Electrical Energy: Power Delivery to Residential, Commercial and Industrial Customers is explained. Three types of Electrical loads. Combining load types. Power System Efficiency. Power factor, supply and demand. Metering of electrical energy consumption. 

Power System Protection: Two types of protection. System protection equipment & concepts.

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