DescriptionThe quality of electric power is an important concern for both electric power utilities and customers. This course will provide the students with an understanding of the power quality concept, main power quality problems, indices and impacts as well as devices and methods for power quality enhancement. The course focus is on distribution networks and the impact of both generation and consumption sides on power quality will be discussed. About 40%-50% of the class time will be dedicated to simulation exercise mainly in MATLAB/Simulink.
The main topics are as follows:
Short-term voltage variations (sag, swells and interruptions)
Long-term voltage variations (flicker, over-voltage and under-voltage)
Harmonics and resonances
Power quality enhancement tools and methods (active filter, passive filter, etc.)
Power quality monitoring and standards
Distributed/renewable generation and power quality