Electric Power Distribution Systems

Learning Outcomes

  1. Calculate currents and voltages in distribution networks
  2. Explain the process of connecting a new user to the distribution network
  3. Explain the different structures of distribution grids
  4. Analyze and calculate the future consumption in distribution gnetworks
  5. Arrange the elements of distribution networks in a functional unit

Forms of Teaching




Week by Week Schedule

  1. Distribution network layout/topology, Distribution system constraints
  2. Consumer clasification, Optimal separation point in regular/normal operation of distribution networks, Contingency operation of distribution networks
  3. Characteristics of distribution networks substations, Overhead line and cable networks in distribution networks
  4. Design of the distribution networks feeder layout, Urban and rural distribution network characteristics
  5. Elements of the distribution network, Distribution networks operational constraints
  6. Characteristics of load flow calculation in distribution networks, Characteristics of short circuit calculation in distribution networks
  7. Planning of the distribution grid, Spatial planning of distribution networks, Basics of georeference planning issues, Spatial load and demand modelling, Metodology for spatial planning of active distribution networks
  8. Midterm exam
  9. Technical characteristics of distributed generation
  10. Regulatory policies, incentives, feasibility of distributed generation, Distributed generation impact on distribution networks constraints, Distributed generation impact on power quality in distribution networks, Active network management
  11. Benefits of aggregating units, Generation coordination, Technical Virtual Power Plant, Economic Virtual Power Plant, Role of storage in Virtual Power Plants
  12. Supply tarrifs, Billing systems, Advance meter reading, smart meters, Consumption and load modelling
  13. Daily load curves, Load behaviour, Modeling loads for network calculation ("Z", "I", "S" models), Spatial load forecasting
  14. Power quality requirements, Power quality standards, Sources of insufficient power quality, Low power quality impacts, Loss of supply and voltage drops, Harmonics in distribution network
  15. Final exam

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(.), H.Lee Willis,Walter G. Scot (.), Distributed Power Generation, Marcel Dekker, Inc.,
(.), William H. Kersting (2002.), Distribution System Modeling and Analysis, CRC Press,

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ID 222433
  Winter semester
L3 English Level
L1 e-Learning
45 Lectures
15 Exercises