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Electric energy generation and power transmission and distribution networks are systems of unquestionable importance to our society. Enhancing the role of power system analysis provides students with a broader and up-to-date preparation that increases their chances of obtaining a challenging job in power engineering. This course presents an introduction to the energy and power systems analysis and design. Topics include: Energy resources and electric power generation with particular emphasis on renewable energy systems such as solar, wind, and biomass; review of balanced and unbalanced 3-phase systems; review of per-unit systems; real and reactive power, sequence networks and unsymmetrical analysis; transmission line parameters; basic system models; steady state performance; network calculations; power flow solutions; symmetrical components; fault studies; short circuit analysis; economic dispatch; introduction to power system stability, operating strategies and control; modern power systems and power converters; DC/AC and AC/DC conversion; and introduction to DC transmission.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)
    1. Acquire basic knowledge about energy resources and distributed energy conversion.
    2. Gain knowledge to analyze balanced and unbalanced three-phase systems.
    3. Understand the rationale behind per unit analysis, and learn how to perform per-unit calculations.
    4. Be able to analyze single- and three-phase transformers.
    5. Learn how to control the real and reactive power flows.
    6. Acquire basic knowledge about power systems modeling, network matrices, and various matrix manipulations related to power systems.
    7. Learn how to perform load flow analysis.
    8. Learn how to perform symmetrical component calculation.
    9. Can analyze fault conditions including both balanced and unbalanced faults.
    10. Get familiar with optimization methods in power system operations: economic dispatch, optimal power flow.
    11. Get familiar with typical commercial software packages used in power industry.
    12. Be able to carry out the preliminary design and analysis of the different aspects in the power systems.
    13. Learn about modern power systems and power electronics converters, DC/AC , AC/DC converters, and DC transmission. .
Credit Breakdown

Lecture: 3
Lab: 0
Tutorial: 0.5

Academic Unit Breakdown

Mathematics 0
Natural Sciences 0
Complementary Studies 0
Engineering Science 24
Engineering Design 18