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2017/18 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

ELEC5515M Grid-Connected Microgeneration Systems

15 creditsClass Size: 60

Module manager: Dr Petros Aristidou
Email: P.Aristidou@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable

Year running 2017/18

This module is not approved as an Elective

Module summary

This module introduces students to the concepts behind future sustainable electricity systems with increased penetration of distributed microgenerators.

Objectives

To provide students with the knowledge and understanding of the issues relating to the integration of distributed generators (including renewable sources), their control and protection methods, and tools to analyse their impact to the grid.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module, students should be able to:
- Understand the basic planning and operation aspects of power systems;
- be able to perform basic power flow and fault calculations and analyse the steady state operation of systems with distributed generators;
- be able to analyse basic case studies concerning the integration of distributed generators, understand the technical challenges, and provide solutions;
- be able to use computer tools to analyse the performance of systems with grid-connected microgeneration and make practical demonstrations.


Syllabus

- Power system structure and operation: Description of power system structure, mathematical modelling of basic components, and analysis techniques. Fundamentals of grid operation, voltage and frequency control.
- Power flow analysis: formulation of the power flow problem (number of equations and variables, bus classification, etc.) and popular solution techniques (Newton-Raphson, DC power flow, etc.).
- Fault analysis and protection: modelling of networks under fault, symmetrical fault calculations, asymmetrical fault calculations, basic protection techniques (voltage, frequency, islanding, etc.).
- Intelligent solutions for power quality correction and power flow control: FACTS devices, control of distributed generators through ICT.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Example Class41.004.00
Lecture221.0022.00
Practical22.004.00
Private study hours120.00
Total Contact hours30.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Private study

Reading lecture notes and textbook(s);
Practice tutorial questions;
Practice test questions and revision.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Student progress will be monitored during the lab work and submission of the report.

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course Assessment3 x Problem Sheets15.00
Practical ReportLab Report (mini project)20.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)35.00

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Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)3 hr 00 mins65.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)65.00

Re-sits for ELEC modules are subject to the rules in the School’s Code of Practice on Assessment. Students should be aware that, for some modules, a re-sit may only be conducted on an internal basis (with tuition) in the next academic session.

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 23/08/2017

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