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ENEE14005 Capstone Power and Control Design
Capstone Power and Control Design
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General Information

Overview

You will work in a team to analyse, design and prepare documentation for assigned projects using commercial software in the area of electrical power and control, with a focus on renewable energy. On satisfactory completion, you will be able to investigate solution options for an engineering problem in the area of electrical power and control, as well as, plan and control project work in a team environment, and document their professional decision-making processes; research current art of the discipline, check and evaluate validity of information, and prepare professional documentation for a project. Online students will be required to attend a residential school to promote development of unit learning outcomes.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 4
Credit Points: 12
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.25

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

ENEE13021 Power System Analysis & Design (Pre-Requisite), and ENEE13019 Control Systems Analysis & Design (Pre-Requisite).

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 1 - 2021

Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Residential Schools

This unit has a Compulsory Residential School for distance mode students and the details are:
Click here to see your Residential School Timetable.

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 12-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Online Test
Weighting: 20%
2. Online Test
Weighting: 20%
3. Portfolio
Weighting: 60%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Unit Evaluation

Feedback

Students were happy with how lecture slides and tutorials have been designed.

Recommendation

Continue this good practice.

Feedback from Unit Evaluation

Feedback

Students appreciated the hands-on experience of using PSS/E (Power Engineering software)

Recommendation

Continue this good practice.

Feedback from Unit Evaluation

Feedback

Students found some of quiz questions irrelevant.

Recommendation

Revise the quiz questions according to the unit contents.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Perform advanced loadflow, stability and power quality calculations using commercial software
  2. Tune power system controllers to obtain desired performance
  3. Adequately size and site renewable generation and storage, and design transmission infrastructure so as to provide a sustainable and reliable power supply
  4. Produce a design which satisfies Australian Standards and National Electricity rules and takes into account the principles of environmental, social, and economic sustainability
  5. Present a design solution in the form of a report, a presentation, and a short paper suitable for presentation at a professional engineering conference
  6. Communicate, work and learn, both individually and in teams, in a professional manner.

The learning outcomes are linked to Engineers Australia Stage One Competencies.

Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Online Test - 20%
2 - Online Test - 20%
3 - Portfolio - 60%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Online Test - 20%
2 - Online Test - 20%
3 - Portfolio - 60%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Supplementary

Control Systems Engineering 8th edn (2019)

Authors: Norman S. Nise
Wiley
Hoboken Hoboken , NJ , USA
ISBN: 9781119561880
Binding: Paperback
Supplementary

Power System Analysis and Design 6 (2017)

Authors: J. Duncan Glover, Thomas J. Overbye, Mulukutla Sarma
Cengage
Boston Boston , MA , USA
ISBN: 978-1-305-63618-7
Binding: Paperback

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • MATLAB and Simulink Suite Software (For students without access to a CQUni campus), see the Textbook and Resources section for more information
  • PSS/E Xplore Link for download supplied on Moodle and in project specification
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: Harvard (author-date)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Kianoush Emami Unit Coordinator
k.emami@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 08 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

Review of Load Flow and fault calculations, models of power system components review of PSS/E

Chapter

Chapters 6-9,  of Glover, Sarma, and Overbye

Events and Submissions/Topic

Introduction to system to be studied in project, Students will start working on project in the week 1 tutorial

Week 2 Begin Date: 15 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

Power system dynamics, classical machine model, swing equation, critical clearing time, detailed machine models,, simulation using PSSE

Chapter

Chapter 11 of Glover, Sarma and Overbye

Events and Submissions/Topic

Tutorial will focus on CCT calculations using classical and detailed machine models

Week 3 Begin Date: 22 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

Review of Control Theory, transfer functions, Linear State space models, exciters and governors, modelling of exciters and governors, in PSSE, AEMO Specifications for damping

Chapter

Refer to ENEE13019 notes on transfer functions and linear modelling, Nise chapters 2,3 , Glover et al chapters 11 and 12 and PSSE Models document

Events and Submissions/Topic

Online Quiz 1

Tutorial on PSSE modelling of governors and exciters together with detailed machine models


Online test 1 Due: Week 3 Friday (26 Mar 2021) 11:45 pm AEST
Week 4 Begin Date: 29 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

Review of Compensator design, modelling of voltage response of synchronous machine, exciter tuning, effect of fast exciters on dynamic stability

Chapter

Refer to ENEE13019 notes on root locus design.and time domain response.  See Nise chapters 4,8 and 9

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 5 Begin Date: 05 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

Modelling of Solar PV and Wind, effect on system performance, AS4777  Effects of low system inertia, storage options, low voltage ride through issues

Chapter

 PSS/E models document and AS4777

Events and Submissions/Topic

Tutorial on modelling solar in PSSE, effect of lowered system inertia on system performance and ROCOF protection

Vacation Week Begin Date: 12 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 19 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

Power System Quality, harmonics, sources effects and modelling

Chapter

AS/NZS 61000.3.2:2003

Events and Submissions/Topic

Project Progress Report due

tutorial on power system harmonics

Week 7 Begin Date: 26 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

Other aspects of power quality - flicker and negative sequence, estimation, effect of and on renewable generation

Chapter

National Electricity Rules (NER) chapter 5

AS/NZS61000.3.7:2001

Events and Submissions/Topic

Tutorial on flicker and negative sequence

Week 8 Begin Date: 03 May 2021

Module/Topic

Introduction to the NER clauses for connection, NER clauses S5.2.5.1 - S5.2.5.6

Chapter

NER chapter 5

Events and Submissions/Topic

Tutorial exercises on assessing NER clauses S5.2.5.1 - S5.2.5.6

Week 9 Begin Date: 10 May 2021

Module/Topic

Introduction to the NER clauses for connection, NER clauses S5.2.5.7 - S5.2.5.14 and S5.2.6.1, S5.2.6.2 

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Online Quiz 2

Week 10 Begin Date: 17 May 2021

Module/Topic

Introduction to the Australian electricity market, market impact of renewables, Sustainability triple bottom line

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Online Test 2 Due: Week 10 Friday (21 May 2021) 11:45 pm AEST
Week 11 Begin Date: 24 May 2021

Module/Topic

Review of unit and portfolio requeirements

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 12 Begin Date: 31 May 2021

Module/Topic

Question and Answer session regarding project

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Portfolio due consisting of final report and recorded presentation.  Progress report should be included as an appendix.  Also self and peer assessment needs to be done as part of the final report submission.


Portfolio - Progress, report(15%), presentation(15%) and Final Report(30%) Due: Week 12 Friday (4 Jun 2021) 11:45 pm AEST
Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 07 Jun 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 14 Jun 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment Tasks

1 Online Test

Assessment Title
Online test 1

Task Description

Questions covering load flow analysis, reactive compensation, transmission line modelling, basic power system stability including the swing equation and critical clearing times, operation of PSS/E


Assessment Due Date

Week 3 Friday (26 Mar 2021) 11:45 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 4 Monday (29 Mar 2021)


Weighting
20%

Minimum mark or grade
50% Minimum mark

Assessment Criteria

Accuracy and correctness of answers


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Perform advanced loadflow, stability and power quality calculations using commercial software


Graduate Attributes
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking

2 Online Test

Assessment Title
Online Test 2

Task Description

Questions on modelling of detailed synchronous machines, exciters, power system stabilisers, and renewable generation, use of PSS/E in modelling the aforementioned, power system quality


Assessment Due Date

Week 10 Friday (21 May 2021) 11:45 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 11 Monday (24 May 2021)


Weighting
20%

Minimum mark or grade
50% minimum mark

Assessment Criteria

Accuracy and correctness of answers


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Tune power system controllers to obtain desired performance


Graduate Attributes
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking

3 Portfolio

Assessment Title
Portfolio - Progress, report(15%), presentation(15%) and Final Report(30%)

Task Description

Portfolio consists of a progress report due at 11:45 pm AEST on the Friday of week 6, and a final report and recorded group presentation all due at 11:45 pm AEST on the Friday of week 12. Mark sheets for these tasks will be provided on Moodle. These are group submissions however the marks will be individualised based on self and peer assessment of your contribution in the case of the reports and individual performance in the case of the presentation. The self and peer assessment is done through the university Self and Peer assessment (SPA) system. Details of this will be given on Moodle.

Weightings of these component in respect of the term totals are as follows

Progress report : 15%

Presentation : 15%

Final Report: 30% including 5% from self and peer assessment

making a total of 60% for the entire portfolio.


Assessment Due Date

Week 12 Friday (4 Jun 2021) 11:45 pm AEST

Progress Report due 11:45PM 24 April 2020 (week 6), Final Report and recorded presentation due 11:45pm 5 June 2020 (week 12)


Return Date to Students

Exam Week Friday (18 Jun 2021)

Within two weeks of due date


Weighting
60%

Minimum mark or grade
50% minimum mark based on the total portfolio mark

Assessment Criteria

Progress Report 

1. Technical accuracy in

(a) load flow based analysis and design

(b) detailed machine modelling

(c) modelling of exciters and PSS's and Critical clearing time calculations

(d) tuning of exciters

2. statement of issues and evidence of intra and inter team communication, team charter and self and peer assessments

3. plan for future work including Gantt chart

4. succinctness, correct grammar, spelling formatting etc


Final Report

1. Technical accuracy in the topics mentioned under progress report plus

(a) Estimation of harmonic issues that may arise from installation of solar plant

(b) Estimation of other power quality issues such as flicker and phase unbalance

(c) Sizing of storage.

(d) modelling of renewables in PSS/E

(e) assessment of impact of solar on system stability and discussion of mitigation measures

(f) sustainability report across triple bottom line

(g) assessment of NER clauses

(h) impact on the electricity market

2. statement of issues and evidence of intra and inter team communication, team charter and modification thereof where necessary as well as self and peer assessments

3. Risk assessment

4. succinctness, correct grammar, spelling formatting etc

5. recommendations


Presentation

1. Technical aspects with respect to those mentioned under final report including sustainability and risk assessment and recommendations

2. Clarity and succinctness of slides

3. Presentation being ten minutes or less

4. Participation of all members of team and individual performance


Referencing Style

Submission
Online Group

Submission Instructions
Submit via links provided on Moodle

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Perform advanced loadflow, stability and power quality calculations using commercial software
  • Tune power system controllers to obtain desired performance
  • Adequately size and site renewable generation and storage, and design transmission infrastructure so as to provide a sustainable and reliable power supply
  • Produce a design which satisfies Australian Standards and National Electricity rules and takes into account the principles of environmental, social, and economic sustainability
  • Present a design solution in the form of a report, a presentation, and a short paper suitable for presentation at a professional engineering conference
  • Communicate, work and learn, both individually and in teams, in a professional manner.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Team Work
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

Academic Integrity Statement

As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.

Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

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