SHE Level 4
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code MHH623071
Module Leader Azam Nekahi
School School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment
Subject Electrical Power Engineering
  • A (September start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

M3H606273 Plant and Electrical Distribution Systems (PEDS3) or equivalent

Summary of Content

-2 This module examines electrical power systems technology. An understanding of power plant systems, power -3 components and their application will be developed. Special emphasis on the interaction and integration of plant is given. The student will apply modern analytical modelling techniques to evaluate the operation and performance of a power system. Commissioning, maintenance, environmental and safety issues will be covered.


-4 The taught syllabus covers the following areas: Overview of interconnected power system: General requirements of power system, description of plant (generators, lines, cables, transformers, switches, reactors, motors, protection devices etc.), power (real and reactive), voltage, current and their relationship, integration and interconnection of system. Modelling of Power System: Line diagrams, per-unit system, equivalent circuits for rotating and static plant, introduction to application of models for fault, load, stability and protection studies. Load Flows: Radial and ring feeder load flow calculations, interconnected system load flow analysis, computer-aided analysis. Fault Studies: Types of faults (short circuit, open circuit, balanced and unbalanced), plant representation, symmetrical components, influence of reactors and transformers, fault injection from generators and motors, computer methods. Protection: Function of protection system, design/selection criteria of protection systems, components of protection systems, zones of protection, protection schemes, primary and backup protection, protection of transmission lines/transformers/generators. Stability: Instability in power systems, swing equation, machine steady-state and transient stability, equal-area criteria, computer aided models. Power System Control: Frequency, voltage and power control, Load Frequency Control (LFC), Governors, Automatic Voltage Regulator (AVR), VAr generation, static Var compensators, and Tap-changes.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the student should be able to:Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts and operation of electrical power systems and plant items. Analyse a power system, including the application of appropriate computer-based tools, to determine fault level, load flow, and stability. Critically evaluate the performance of a power system. Outline and critically evaluate methods of controlling a power system. Design and evaluate a range of protection schemes. Outline appropriate commissioning and maintenance strategies for a selected item of plant including safety requirements.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

-3 Study pack, tutorials, study area in laboratory, demonstrations, computer-based analysis, practical exercises, industrial visits and assignments, directed studies, lectures and tutorials, guest lecturers from industry. -357

Indicative Reading

-4 Essential: -360-46d8 Power System Analysis & Design, J. D. Glover, M. S. Sarma, T. J. Overbye, SI Edition, Cengage, 2012, -46 Recommended : -360-46-3b7 Power System Analysis, H Saadat, McGraw-Hill, 1999. -360-46-2b7 Protection of Electricity Distribution Networks, 2nd Edition, J Goss, -4 E Holmes, IEE Publications, 2004. -360-46-3b7 Power System Analysis, J. J. Grainger, W D Stevenson, McGraw-Hill, 1994 Electric Power Systems, B M Weedy, Wiley b7 Transmission and Distributiuon Electrical Engineering, C Bayliss, Newnes, 1999. -5 Protection of Industrial Power Systems, T Davis, Newnes, 1998. -4 b7 Industrial Power Engineering Handbook, K C Agrawal, Newnes, 2001. b7 J & P Transformer Book, M Heathcote, Newnes, 1998. b7 IEEE and IEE Power Engineering Journals

Transferrable Skills

IT Skills; Problem solving; Sorting and presenting data; Evidenced-based methods; Self-management.

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Tutorials (PT) 12.00
Assessment (FT) 18.00
Independent Learning (PT) 128.00
Assessment (PT) 18.00
Lectures (FT) 24.00
Tutorials (FT) 12.00
Practicals (FT) 24.00
Independent Learning (FT) 122.00
Lectures (PT) 24.00
Practicals (PT) 18.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Exam (Exams Office) 3.00 70.00 35% Final written exam, 4 out of 6
Coursework 1 n/a 15.00 n/a Computer based study of a power system
Coursework 2 n/a 15.00 n/a Computer based study of a power system