The University of Newcastle, Australia

Course handbook

Description

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.


Availability2019 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2019

Online

  • Semester 2 - 2019

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Solve engineering problems associated with off grid power systems.

2. Write technical reports

3. Perform simulations, collect data using appropriate tools and analyse these data so that reasonable conclusions can be made.

4. Perform as a member of a team whilst performing tasks in a setting which approximates an industrial environment.


Content

Students will be able to,

  1. Model off grid power system components with a level of complexity appropriate to the system in which they are being used;
  2. Learn about international best practice, methodologies & standards;
  3. Integrate these components into a complete system design;
  4. Simulate analyse and modify the design as appropriate to ensure that the system is fit for purpose;
  5. Develop knowledge of current standards and legislative requirements.

Assumed knowledge

ELEC3160Principles and Design of Off-Grid Power SystemsOff 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.FENBEFaculty of Engineering and Built Environment513School of Electrical Engineering and Computing1030005980Semester 2 - 2019CALLAGHANCallaghan20195980Semester 2 - 2019ONLINEOnline2019Successful 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.Students will be able to, Model off grid power system components with a level of complexity appropriate to the system in which they are being used; Learn about international best practice, methodologies & standards; Integrate these components into a complete system design; Simulate analyse and modify the design as appropriate to ensure that the system is fit for purpose; Develop knowledge of current standards and legislative requirements. YOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:1Solve engineering problems associated with off grid power systems.2Write technical reports3Perform simulations, collect data using appropriate tools and analyse these data so that reasonable conclusions can be made.4Perform as a member of a team whilst performing tasks in a setting which approximates an industrial environment. Written Assignment: Assignment 1Written Assignment: Assignment 2Written Assignment: Assignment 3Project: Project 1Formal Examination: School Exam Callaghan and OnlineLectureFace to Face On Campus2hour(s)per Week for0Full Term1The course will be delivered to online students via Blackboard.TutorialFace to Face On Campus2hour(s)per Week for0Full Term0


Assessment items

Written Assignment: Assignment 1

Written Assignment: Assignment 2

Written Assignment: Assignment 3

Project: Project 1

Formal Examination: School Exam


Contact hours

Callaghan and Online

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting in week 1

The course will be delivered to online students via Blackboard.

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term