DEE-24126 Flexible Transmission Systems, 5 cr

Additional information

Suitable for postgraduate studies.

Person responsible

Enrique Acha Daza

Lessons

Implementation Period Person responsible Requirements
DEE-24126 2019-01 1 Enrique Acha Daza

Learning Outcomes

Student having taken the course are expected to have a solid understanding of the FACTS and HVDC technology; the way modern power electronics valves, converter topologies and control is benefitting the transmission part of the high-voltage, high-power electrical grid; the way in which power system application tools are modified to assess the FACTS technology in network-wide studies and the scope that the FACTS technology has in improving the security of transmission with higher through-puts and with minimum investment

Content

Content Core content Complementary knowledge Specialist knowledge
1. Week 1: An overview of the FACTS and VSC-HVDC transmission philosophies. A review of the main FACTS and VSC-HVDC installations in the world     
2. Week 2: Power transmission equipment with conventional thyristor valves (SVC and TCSC) and HVDC links     
3. Week 3: FACTS equipment with IGBT valves (STATCOM, UPFC, VSC-HVDC)     
4. Week 4: Modelling of selected FACTS equipment in power flows; assessing their impact on network-wide applications, using power flows     
5. Week 5: Modelling of VSC-HVDC transmission systems in power flows; assessing their impact on network-wide applications, using power flows     
6. Week 6: Optimal Power Flows (OPF) using Newton'ís method; representation of selected FACTS and VSC-HVDC equipment in OPF; Assessing their impact on network-wide applications, using OPF     
7. Week 7: Electromagnetic transients in power systems: representation of FACTS and VSC-HVDC equipment in electromagnetic transient programs and test cases using PSCAD/EMTDC     

Instructions for students on how to achieve the learning outcomes

Exam (60%) Assignment (40%)

Assessment scale:

Numerical evaluation scale (0-5)

Study material

Type Name Author ISBN URL Additional information Examination material
Book   FACTS: Modelling and simulation in power systems   E. Acha, C.R. Fuerte-Esquivel, H. Ambriz-Perez and C. Angeles-Camacho   0470852712     John Wiley & Sons, $133.23;   Yes   
Lecture slides     Enrique Acha         Yes   

Prerequisites

Course Mandatory/Advisable Description
DEE-24106 Electric Power Systems Mandatory    



Correspondence of content

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DEE-24126 Flexible Transmission Systems, 5 cr SET-6446 Flexible Transmission Systems, 5 cr  

Updated by: Ketola Susanna, 08.08.2019