- Course Outline
Electric Power Systems are presently undergoing major transformative changes. The need to enhance power system stability in the wake of recent blackouts is being increasingly felt by power system planners and operating engineers. The transmission network is highly stressed and operating much below its thermal capacity. There is a perennial requirement of optimally utilizing existing transmission assets as compared to building new transmission facilities. The government emphasis and incentives for increasing the penetration of renewable energy sources in power systems have led to novel issues in power system operation. A thorough understanding of the basic power system principles is required to address these challenges. This seminar is geared to provide a comprehensive understanding of fundamental concepts of electric power systems. A large number of solved examples will be shown to enhance the understanding theoretical concepts. This seminar is a MUST for anyone who is involved in power system planning, design and operation.
The objective of this course is to provide a detailed understanding of the basic components of modern power systems; their modeling and operating principles. The course will present an introduction to three phase transformers and transmission lines. Steady state analysis of power transmission lines under normal conditions will be discussed. Power flow studies, power system fault analysis under both symmetrical and unsymmetrical conditions, and power system stability studies will be covered in depth.
Who Should Attend
Electrical Power System Engineers, Managers, Power System Designers and Planners, Power System Operators, Technologists, and other technical personnel should attend this course. This seminar will be valuable for all those who wish to acquire or refresh knowledge of power systems concepts and utilize these in solving modern day power system problems.
Growth of Electric Power Systems
Structure of Electric Utility Industry
Power in Single Phase Circuits
Power in Balanced Three Phase Circuits
PER UNIT SYSTEM
Single Phase Circuits
Three Phase Circuits
Transformation of Base of Per Unit Quantities
Single Phase Line
Three Phase Line
Single Phase Line
Three Phase Line
STEADY STATE OPERATION OF TRANSMISSION LINES
Short Transmission Line
Medium Length Transmission Line
A BC D Parameters
Long Transmission Line
Surge Impedance Loading
Power Flow through a Transmission Line
Maximum Power Flow
Reactive Compensation of Transmission Lines
POWER SYSTEM MODELING
Single Phase Transformer
Per Unit Impedances of Single-Phase Transformer
Three Phase Transformer
Per Unit Impedances of Three-Phase Transformer
Three Winding Transformer
Single Line Diagram
Impedance and Reactance Diagrams
Significance of Per Unit System
Equivalence of Sources
Bus Admittance matrix
Bus Impedance Matrix
LOAD FLOW STUDIES
Types of Buses
Comparison of Gauss-Seidel and Newton-Raphson Methods
Line Losses Computation
Fast Decoupled Load Flow
ECONOMIC OPERATION OF POWER SYSTEMS
Load Distribution Between Generators in a Plant
Transmission Loss Computation
Load Distribution Among Plants
Penalty Factors and Loss Computation
Automatic Generation Control
SYMMETRICAL THREE PHASE FAULTS
Transients in Series R-L Circuit
Three Phase Short Circuit on Unloaded Generator
Three Phase Short Circuits in Power System
Short Circuit Level
Selection of Circuit Breakers
Synthesis of Unsymmetrical Phasors from Symmetrical Sets of Phasors
Symmetrical Components of Unsymmetrical Phasors
Power in Symmetrical Components
Sequence Networks of Unloaded Generator
Sequence Networks of Loads
Sequence Networks of Lines
Sequence Networks of Transformers
Phase Shift of Symmetrical Components in Transformer Banks
Positive Sequence Networks of Power System
Negative Sequence Networks of Power System
Zero Sequence Networks of Power System
Single Line to Ground Fault on Unloaded Generator
Line to Line Fault on Unloaded Generator
Double Line to Ground Fault on Unloaded Generator
Unsymmetrical Faults on Power System
Single Line to Ground Fault on Power System
Line to Line Fault on Power System
Double Line to Ground Fault on Power System
Faults through Impedance
POWER SYSTEM STABILITY
Types of Stability
Power Angle Equation
Synchronizing Power Coefficient
Equal Area Criterion of Stability
ADVANCED TRANSMISSION TECHNOLOGIES
Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS)
Thyristor Based FACTS
Voltage Source Converter Based FACTS
High Voltage DC Transmission
After Attending This Course You Will Be Able To:
Understand different essential powers system components generators, transformers, transmission lines and loads
Analyze and solve three phase transmission systems
Perform load flow studies for simple power systems.
Plan operation of generators at minimum cost.
Formulate the system equations for different types of fault analysis.
Compute power transmission capability of a transmission system and apply reactive compensation methods for its improvement.
Identify the needs of stable power system operation and use control techniques to enhance system stability.
Course Reference Materials:
1. J. D. Glover, M.S. Sarma and T.J. Overbye, Power System Analysis and
Design, 4th Edition, Thomson, 2008.
2. J. J Grainger and W. D. Stevenson, Jr., Power System Analysis, McGraw-Hill, Inc. New York, 1994.
3. S. A. Nasar, Theory and Problems of Electric Power Systems, Schaum's Outline Series, McGraw- Hill, New York, 1990.
Dr. Rajiv K. Varma, SMG Power Consultant, obtained his B.Tech. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, India, in 1980 and 1988, respectively. He is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Western Ontario (UWO), Canada. Prior to this position, he was a faculty member in the Electrical Engineering Department at IIT Kanpur, India, from 1989-2001. While in India, he was awarded the Government of India BOYSCAST Young Scientist Fellowship in 1992-93 to conduct research on Flexible AC Transmission System (FACTS) at the University of Western Ontario (UWO). He also received the Fulbright grant of the U.S. Educational Foundation in India, to conduct research in FACTS at Bonneville Power Administration (B.P.A.), Portland, Oregon, USA, during May-Aug. 1998.
Dr. Rajiv Varma has received nine Teaching Excellence awards both at the Faculty of Engineering and University level at The University of Western Ontario in his eight years tenure. He has taught undergraduate courses on Electric Power Systems, Electric Machines, Electric Energy Conversion involving conventional and renewable energy systems, and graduate course on Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS).
Dr. Varma has co-authored the book Thyristor-Based FACTS Controllers for Electrical Transmission Systems published by IEEE Press and John Wiley & Sons. This book is being used as a textbook in several Universities and is serving as an important comprehensive resource for academicians, students and practicing engineers in FACTS technology, worldwide. This book has also been translated into Chinese by Wiley.
He has been the Editor of IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery from 2003-2008. He is the Chair of IEEE Working Group on "FACTS and HVDC Bibliography" and is active on a number of other IEEE working groups. Rajiv Varma has delivered several Tutorials on Static Var Compensator (SVC) conducted by the IEEE Substations Committee SVC Working Group, in IEEE Conferences. He has also conducted several courses and Tutorials on FACTS, internationally.
His research interests include FACTS, power systems stability, and grid integration of wind and photovoltaic solar power systems. He currently co-leads a pioneering $ 6 million project on Large-Scale Photovoltaic Solar Power Integration in Transmission and Distribution Networks funded by the Ontario Centres of Excellence in Ontario, Canada.
- Prerequisites & Certificates
2.4 CEUs / 24 PDHs
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