Course Title: Advanced Power Systems

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Advanced Power Systems

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

EEET2380

City Campus

Undergraduate

125H Electrical & Computer Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016

EEET2380

City Campus

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017

EEET2381

City Campus

Postgraduate

125H Electrical & Computer Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016

EEET2381

City Campus

Postgraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017

EEET2403

Voc Training Ctre of Hong Kong

Undergraduate

125H Electrical & Computer Engineering

Face-to-Face

Offsh1 14,
Offsh3 14,
Offsh1 16

Course Coordinator: Dr Arash Vahidnia

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2370

Course Coordinator Email: arash.vahidnia@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 010.08.011

Course Coordinator Availability: Students are advised to email for an appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You must have the fundamental power system knowledge covered in the EEET2106 Power System Analysis and Control or equivalent courses. You must have the mathematical skills to work with matrix algebra, complex numbers, vectors, first and second order differential equations.


Course Description

This course will explore advanced concepts in electrical power systems, in particular this course will explorer power system operation and control aspects.

Particular topics to be investigated will include:

1. Synchronous generator operation and control
2. Power flow/ load flow analysis
3. Power system dynamics and stability
4. Frequency and voltage control
5. Economic load dispatch and unit commitment
6. National Electricity Market (NEM) and power market operation
7. Smart grids and impact of renewable power generation


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

At undergraduate level this course develops the following program learning outcomes of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours):

1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.
2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.
2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources

At postgraduate level this course develops the following program learning outcomes of the Master of Engineering:

• High level of technical competence in the field
• Be able to apply problem solving approaches to work challenges and make decisions using sound engineering methodologies


On completion of this course you should be able to:

1. Relate the operation and control of synchronous generators to the fulfilling of various power system requirements.
2. Calculate the steady-state operating conditions of a power system using load flow analysis.
3. Use a mathematical model that describes the electromechanical dynamics of a power system, to determine the transient stability limits under fault conditions.
4. Determine the static and dynamic frequency response of a power system under load and generation step change, and extend this analysis to determine the frequency response of a two area power system connected by a tie-line.
5. Determine how the voltage profile across a large power network can be controlled to maintain voltage within stipulated limits throughout the network.
6. Calculate the minimum cost of generation and the corresponding generation (MW) allocated to different units, taking into account fuel costs, generator operating power limits, environmental constraints, and network congestion limitations.
7. Identify the impact of power market operations in a deregulated electrical power industry.
8. Map out the structure and various elements of a modern power system, including Smart Grid concepts and renewable power generation.
9. Communicate the findings through written reports.


Overview of Learning Activities

Student Learning occurs through the following experiences and evaluation processes:

• Weekly lectures will guide you to important concepts and underlying principles of power system control and operation
• Weekly tutorial classes will allow you to attempt a range of power system problems and receive feedback on solution strategies
• The assignments provide an opportunity to acquire skills in solving practical Engineering problems
• The course resources (accessible via Blackboard) have additional references and links for you to refer and expand your knowledge of the topics covered

Total study hours are 120 hours (48 hours of teacher-directed study and 72 hours of learner-directed study)


Overview of Learning Resources

The learning resources for this course include:

• Lecture notes prepared by the teaching staff.
• Tutorial problems prepared by the teaching staff.
• Prescribed and recommended reference books:
• Simulation software is available to students to carry out the assignments.
• Course resources will be made available on-line via Blackboard.


Overview of Assessment

☒This course has no hurdle requirements.
☐ All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Leaning & Teaching).


Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1: Laboratory Experiments
Weighting 20%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 3, 4, 5, & 9

Assessment Task 2: Mid-Semester Test
Weighting 15%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2 & 3

Assessment Task 3: Assignment
Weighting 15%
This assessment task supports CLOs 6, 7 & 9

Assessment Task 4: Final Exam
Weighting 50%
This assessment supports CLOs 1,2,3,4,5,6, 7 & 8