Principles and Design of Off-Grid Power Systems
Off grid power systems offer many advantages over traditional electric power systems especially in areas where the cost of transmission is very high. Off grid systems are of particular importance in remote areas of Australia, in mining applications and in areas where electrical power may only be required transiently. Off grid systems whilst attractive in these and other scenarios offer up their own challenges in system stability, reliability and availability of supply. I.e. power quality. This course offers students the requisite knowledge to understand the particular issues associated with the design of off grid power systems and gives them the tools to tackle and solve these issues. Problems associated with long and short term energy storage, the use of renewable and non-renewable energy sources, load scheduling and shedding, etc are typical problems which will be investigated in this course.
Students will become proficient in modelling electrical power systems and their components, solving the steady state power flow problem and investigating transient stability of modern off grid power systems which may or may not utilise traditional generation techniques.
|Faculty||Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment|
|School||School of Electrical Engineering and Computing|
Semester 2 - 2018
Summer 3 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Students will be able to,
|Assumed Knowledge||Successful completion the first two years of the program. ELEC3251 (Power Electronics and Renewable Energy Systems), ELEC4400 (Automatic Control), ELEC3130 (Electric Machines and Power Systems) ¿ can be taken concurrently.|
Callaghan and Newcastle City Precinct
Face to Face On Campus
per Week for
starting week 1
|Timetable||2018 Course Timetables for ELEC3160|