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Computer Applications in Electric Power Engineering

  • Course Code :
    EPR 511
  • Level :
    Undergraduate
  • Course Hours :
    3.00 Hours
  • Department :
    Department of Electrical Engineering

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Area of Study :

 Develop the students' knowledge about load frequency control, underfrequency load shedding and SCADA systems.  Prepare students to analyze and solve load frequency control problems manually and using Simulink.  Prepare students to analyze and model the basic power system relationships using bus admittance and bus impedance matrices and solve fault problems manually and using MATLAB.

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Computer Applications in Electric Power Engineering

Introduction: Simulation of power system components, Formation of power system matrices: Input and transfer matrices, Admittance matrices of the bus bars, Impedance matrices. Large system simulation and programming, Power flow studies concepts and methods: Gauss-Seidel, Newton Raphson, Approximate and fast methods, Separation methods, Distribution factors, Transfer methods, Optimal performance, Generation control, Error analysis. SCADA system. Real system applications.

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Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- Outline the techniques of forming and modifying bus admittance and bus impedance matrices.
2- Describe the equations applying the bus impedance matrix to calculations of currents and voltages under symmetrical fault condition.
3- Explain basic concepts of load frequency control.
4- Describe the under-frequency load shedding problem.
5- Illustrate the function of each of the main components of a SCADA, Energy Management systems and Smart Grids

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- Solve the automatic generation control of a multi-area system at steady-state for different operating conditions.
2- Analyze under-frequency load-shedding schemes.
3- Form and modify bus impedance and bus admittance matrices under assumed conditions.
4- Apply bus impedance matrix to solve symmetrical fault problems.
5- Analyze the load frequency control of a single area during both steady-state & transients.

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- Develop MATLAB m-files for analyzing systems under symmetrical fault.
2- Develop a Simulink model to simulate load frequency control.

d. General and Transferable Skills:

1- Demonstrate efficient IT capabilities.


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Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
Introduction to Computer applications in EPS 5 3 2
Load Frequency Control (LFC) and AGC of a Single-Area System: Modeling, Steady state response, Dynamic response and root-locus. 10 6 4
AGC of a Two-Area System: steady state equations 10 6 4
Application of Simulink to simulate LFC problems 5 3 2
Under-frequency Load Shedding 5 3 2
Power System Bus Matrices: Branch& node admittances 5 3 2
Modifications of Ybus, Network Incidence matrix 5 3 2
Modification of an existing Zbus, Direct determination of Zbus 5 3 2
Fault analysis using Zbus 5 3 2
MATLAB application to solve fault problems 10 6 4
SCADA, Energy Management Systems & Smart Grid 10 6 4

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Computer Applications in Electric Power Engineering

Teaching And Learning Methodologies:

Teaching and learning methods
Interactive Lecturing
Discussion / Debate
Problem based Learning
Experiential Learning

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Computer Applications in Electric Power Engineering

Course Assessment :

Methods of assessment Relative weight % Week No. Assess What
• Final exam 40.00
Mid-Term Exam I 15.00
Mid-Term Exam II 15.00
o Computer Projects 10.00
o Quizzes 10.00
Participation 10.00

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Books:

Book Author Publisher

Recommended books :

1- John J. Grainger and William D. Stevenson, Jr., “power system analysis”, McGraw-Hill, Int. editions 1994. 2- Hadi Saadat, “Power System Analysis”, McGraw-Hill, 1999. 3- D. Das, "Electrical Power Systems", New Age Int., 2006.

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