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48583 Power Systems Operation and Protection

6cp
Requisite(s): 48572 Power Circuit Theory
Recommended studies: power circuit theory knowledge is essential for this subject; complex numbers and its application to the analysis of AC circuits; power circuit analysis and fault calculations; fundamentals of electrical machines; MATLAB programming to solve simple problems

Field of practice: Electrical Engineering major


Undergraduate

Description

The primary objective of this subject is the development of a working knowledge of power systems operation and protection. The subject aims to provide students with a knowledge and understanding of elements of the supply chain and how they function in the National Electricity Market; demand-side management options including smart meters; load forecasting and optimal load scheduling for secure energy supply and use; protection schemes for transmission and distribution networks; communications in power systems, including communication media, architectures, automation, standards, protocols and security; and basic design, connection and standards of current and voltage instrument transformers for protection and metering applications.

Typical availability

Spring session, City campus


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