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RE2B - Transmission and distribution systems

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Module name:

Transmission and distribution systems

Scope and form:


Duration (weeks; Hours/week):

15 weeks; 4 hours/week; 90 hours of self-study time

Type of assessment:

Diagnostic tests, independent homework, achievement tests, seminar papers

Qualified Prerequisites:

Competences and skills acquired upon the completion of "Electrical networks" module

General module objectives:

Understanding of the fundamental laws, principles and phenomena in Transmission and distribution systems
Analysis of Transmission and distribution systems
Application of acquired knowledge and skills in distribution network planning, designing and building.

Topics and short description:

Role of distribution network in power system. Structure and configurations of distribution networks. Load characteristic and modelling. Faults in distribution network. Current and voltage calculations in distribution network. Low-voltage distribution networks – load planning, voltage drop and current calculation, conductor sizing, transformer selection, protection measures, selecting and settings of protection devices. Grounding of distribution networks. Power and energy losses calculation. Reactive power compensation. Electric energy quality. Voltage regulation in distribution network. Distribution network control and management, SCADA systems. Ripple control system and load management. Tariff system. Operation and maintenance of distribution network. Distribution network planning, design and building.

Learning outcomes:




Specify the components of the transmission and distribution system and their properties

Apply the appropriate software tools for design and analysis of transmission and distribution system

Apply technical knowledge and skills to solve engineering problems as part ofthe project team

Describe the working principles and application of systems for transmission and distribution of electricity

Implement an economic analysis of the transmission and distribution system

Access the literature on transmission and distribution systems and write reports on their development

Recommend solutions based on model systems, simulation and measurement of relevant quantities

Implement solutions to problems in distribution network

Appreciate an industrial perspective of technology development

Recommended literature:

E. Lakaervi, E.J. Holmes: Electricity Distribution Network Design, Peter Peregrinus Ltd. 1989.
C. R. Baylis, B. J. Hardy: Transmission and Distribution Electrical Engineering, Elsevier, 2007.
L.M. Faulkenberry, W. Coffer, Electrical Power Distribution and Transmission, Prentice Hall, 1996.
L.L. Grigsby, Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution. CRC Press, 2012.