CQUniversity Unit Profile
ENEE20001 Advanced Power System Analysis and Control
Advanced Power System Analysis and Control
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General Information

Overview

In this unit, you will learn to work both individually and in teams in the planning, analysis, and design of power systems and their associated control systems using state-of-the-art methods. You will design power systems to incorporate the growing penetration of renewable energy sources. In order to do this, you will develop advanced skills to effectively design, analyse, and augment power systems to maximise reliability, security, and sustainability. Upon successful completion of this unit, you will be able to analyse systems incorporating renewable energy sources both dynamically and in steady-state using industry-standard software. You will be able to tune control systems to satisfy Australian network standards and you will become competent to meet the challenges and opportunities of 21st-century power systems as they continue to evolve. Online students are required to attend a residential school.

Details

Career Level: Postgraduate
Unit Level: Level 9
Credit Points: 12
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.25

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

ENEE14005 Capstone Power and Control Design is an Anti-Requisite for this unit.

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 2 - 2021

Melbourne
Mixed Mode
Perth
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 Postgraduate 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: Pass/Fail
2. Online Test
Weighting: 20%
3. Take Home Exam
Weighting: 40%
4. Portfolio
Weighting: 40%

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 Student feedback via Moodle

Feedback

Students appreciate 'real world' learning and the focus on practical skills associated with this unit for industrial application.

Recommendation

Keep the current focus on real world (authentic) projects and practical skills.

Feedback from Student feedback via Moodle

Feedback

Students feel that having the unit coordinator in Melbourne would greatly assist with the running of the unit.

Recommendation

In Term 1 2021, this unit is being run with a unit coordinator based in Melbourne. Where possible, the unit coordinator should be based in Melbourne where the majority of students are. The students can communicate frequently as well as face-to-face.

Feedback from Student feedback via Moodle

Feedback

Students are happy with the current trend of teaching (face-to-face or online).

Recommendation

Keep continue the current trend of teaching as students are happy.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Conduct load-flow and fault analyses of complex power systems in order to augment the system to optimise power flows and voltage profiles
  2. Model advanced dynamics of complex power systems to determine transient stability limits
  3. Perform dynamic stability analysis of complex power systems in order to improve power system damping
  4. Model renewable power plants in steady-state and transient situations to quantify their impact on system security
  5. Discuss the impact of power system augmentations on economic, social, and environmental sustainability
  6. Work autonomously and in teams on complex power engineering projects including providing leadership
  7. Document and communicate professional engineering information including computer-based simulations and drawings using appropriate electrical engineering standards, terminology, and symbols.

The Learning Outcomes for this unit are linked with the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standards for Professional Engineers in the areas of 1. Knowledge and Skill Base, 2. Engineering Application Ability and 3. Professional and Personal Attributes at the following levels:
Intermediate
1.2 Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline. (LO: 1I 2I 3I )
1.5 Knowledge of engineering design practice and contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline. (LO: 2I 4I 5I )
2.3 Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes. (LO: 3I 4I )
3.1 Ethical conduct and professional accountability. (LO: 6I )
3.3 Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour. (LO: 4I )
3.5 Orderly management of self, and professional conduct. (LO: 6I )
Advanced
1.1 Comprehensive, theory-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline. (LO: 1A 3I )
1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline. (LO: 1A 2A 3A 4A )
1.4 Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline. (LO: 1A 3A 4A 5I )
1.6 Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of sustainable engineering practice in the specific discipline. (LO: 5A )
2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving. (LO: 1A 2A 3A )
2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources. (LO: 1A 2A 3A 4A )
2.4 Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects. (LO: 6A )
3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains. (LO: 5I 6I 7A )
3.4 Professional use and management of information. (LO: 1I 3I 6I 7A )
3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership. (LO: 6A )

Note: LO refers to the Learning Outcome number(s) which link to the competency and the levels: N – Introductory, I – Intermediate and A - Advanced.
Refer to the Engineering Postgraduate Units Moodle site for further information on the Engineers Australia's Stage 1 Competency Standard for Professional Engineers and course level mapping information

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 7
1 - Online Test - 20%
2 - Take Home Exam - 40%
3 - Portfolio - 40%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
8 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Online Test - 0%
2 - Online Test - 20%
3 - Take Home Exam - 40%
4 - Portfolio - 40%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

POWER SYSTEM ANALYSIS AND DESIGN, SI Edition

6th Edition (2016)
Authors: J. Duncan Glover, Thomas Overbye, Mulukutla S. Sarma
Cengage Learning
Boston Boston , MA , USA
ISBN: 9781305636187
Binding: Other

Additional Textbook Information

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Access to a document scanner and a pdf converter
  • Computer with Windows OS, headphones & microphone
  • The free version of PSS/E software - downloadable from the internet
Referencing Style

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

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Ehsan Pashajavid Unit Coordinator
e.pashajavid@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 12 Jul 2021

Module/Topic

Review of power systems, models of generators, lines, loads, transformers, load flow analysis: methods, reactive compensation, reactors, capacitors, SVCs, Load flow analysis using PSS/E

Chapter

Glover, Sarma, and Overbye

Chapter 3, sections3.1 to 3.6

Chapter 5

Chapter 6 sections 6.1-6.9

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 19 Jul 2021

Module/Topic

Load flow planning studies, modelling with symmetrical components, balanced and unbalanced fault analysis, analysis of unbalanced systems, negative sequence operating limits, hand calculations

Chapter

Glover, Sarma and Overbye

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 26 Jul 2021

Module/Topic

Use of PSS/E in fault modelling and calculation, comparison with hand calculations.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Pre-Test Due: Week 3 Tuesday (27 July 2021) 11:00 am AEST
Week 4 Begin Date: 02 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Introduction to power system stability, machine inertia, and the swing equation. Classical machine models. Single machine infinite bus stability, equal area criterion, numerical integration of the swing equation, multi-machine systems, modelling in PSS/E

Chapter

Glover, Sarma and Overbye

Chapter 11, sections 11.1- 11.5

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 5 Begin Date: 09 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Detailed machine models, exciters, and governors, modelling in PSS/E.

Case Studies.

Modelling of wind, solar, PV, and solar Thermal.

Chapter

Glover, Sarma and Overbye

Chapter 11, section 11.6'

Chapter 12, Sections 12.1, 12.2

Events and Submissions/Topic

Online test (open book) Due: Week 5 Tuesday (10 Aug 2021) 11:00 am AEST
Vacation Week Begin Date: 16 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 23 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Review of linear control theory, transfer functions, poles and zeros, open-loop and closed-loop systems, root locus, design of compensators using root locus, Bode plots

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Progress Report Due: Week 6 Friday  (27 Aug. 2020) 11:45 pm AEST

Week 7 Begin Date: 30 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Linear state-space models, significance of eigenvalues, transfer function to state space conversions, small signal state-space model of a power system.

Effect of high gain exciter on damping, Power system

stabilisers.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 8 Begin Date: 06 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

Effect of high gain exciter on damping, Power System Stabilisers. Tuning of exciters using root locus techniques.

General review of PSS tuning methods.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 9 Begin Date: 13 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

Review of the Australian Electricity market, the role of renewables, sustainability and the triple bottom line, issues related to high penetration of renewables.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 10 Begin Date: 20 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

Transmission Line Design and Protection

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 11 Begin Date: 27 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

Review of the unit, requirements of portfolio submission, practice presentations, feedback on progress reports.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 12 Begin Date: 04 Oct 2021

Module/Topic

Consultation

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Portfolio Due: Week 12 Friday (8 Oct 2021) 11:50 pm AEST
Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 11 Oct 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 18 Oct 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Take home exam Due: Exam Week Tuesday (19 Oct 2021) 11:00 am AEST
Assessment Tasks

1 Online Test

Assessment Title
Pre-Test

Task Description

A basic knowledge test about the subject!

It is compulsory to attempt this test. There is no minimum mark.


Assessment Due Date

Week 3 Tuesday (27 July 2021) 11:00 am AEST

The exam will be monitored through a Zoom session and students will have to provide written answers to the exam questions.


Return Date to Students

Week 4 Tuesday (3 Aug 2021)

Feedback given through unit website in Moodle


Weighting
Pass/Fail

Assessment Criteria

This is a pre-test for the basic knowledge required to be successful in the unit.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Submit to the link in the Assessment tile of the unit website in Moodle as a PDF file.

Graduate Attributes
  • Knowledge

2 Online Test

Assessment Title
Online test (open book)

Task Description

  • This is an online test covering all the lectures and tutorials up to the end of week 4.
  • The test will be held during the Week 5 lecture time and the duration will be 60min.
  • The test will be monitored through a Zoom session and students will have to provide written answers to the exam questions.
  • Each student stays home with a device (preferably a laptop) essentially having a camera through which the student will be invigilated in a Zoom session during the examination.
  • The test paper will be loaded to Moodle.
  • The student uses blank A4 papers (single side) to write answers.
  • At the end of the test, each student first takes photos of all written pages and emails invigilator.
  • Later students scan the pages and upload them to Moodle by the due time specified in Due Date Information section.


Assessment Due Date

Week 5 Tuesday (10 Aug 2021) 11:00 am AEST

The test will be monitored through a Zoom session and students will have to provide written answers to the questions.


Return Date to Students

Vacation Week Tuesday (17 Aug 2021)

Feedback given through unit website in Moodle


Weighting
20%

Minimum mark or grade
50%

Assessment Criteria

A total of 100 marks is allocated to this assessment. Students are assessed on the accuracy of calculated results and the correctness of the method used.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Submit to the link in the Assessment tile of the unit website in Moodle as a PDF file.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Conduct load-flow and fault analyses of complex power systems in order to augment the system to optimise power flows and voltage profiles


Graduate Attributes
  • Knowledge
  • Cognitive, technical and creative skills

3 Take Home Exam

Assessment Title
Take home exam

Task Description

  • The students are to solve four problems on the associated topics covering all the lectures and tutorials up to the end of week 8.
  • The exam duration will be 150min.
  • The take-home exam will be monitored through a Zoom session and students will have to provide written answers to the exam questions.
  • The examination will be time scheduled and will take place for everyone at the same time.
  • Each student will perform the exam with a device (preferably a laptop) essentially having a camera through which the student will be invigilated in a Zoom session during the examination.
  • The examination paper will be loaded to Moodle.
  • The student uses blank A4 papers (single side) to write answers.
  • At the end of the examination, each student first takes photos of all written pages and emails invigilator.
  • Later students scan the pages and upload them to Moodle by the due time specified in the Due Date Information section.


Assessment Due Date

Exam Week Tuesday (19 Oct 2021) 11:00 am AEST

The due date is not finalized yet! The exam will be monitored through a Zoom session and students will have to provide written answers to the exam questions.


Return Date to Students

Exam Week Friday (22 Oct 2021)

Feedback given through unit website in Moodle


Weighting
40%

Minimum mark or grade
50%

Assessment Criteria

A total of 100 marks is allocated to this assessment. Students are assessed on the accuracy of calculated results and the correctness of the method used.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Submit to the link in the Assessment tile of the unit website in Moodle as a PDF file.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Model advanced dynamics of complex power systems to determine transient stability limits
  • Perform dynamic stability analysis of complex power systems in order to improve power system damping
  • Model renewable power plants in steady-state and transient situations to quantify their impact on system security


Graduate Attributes
  • Knowledge
  • Cognitive, technical and creative skills

4 Portfolio

Assessment Title
Portfolio

Task Description

For this assessment, you will design a specified power system for which the analysis will be mainly done using PSS/E simulations. The project description will be available in the Moodle link of the unit. 


Assessment Due Date

Week 12 Friday (8 Oct 2021) 11:50 pm AEST

This will be the due date for the final report and the recorded presentation.


Return Date to Students

Review/Exam Week Friday (15 Oct 2021)

Feedback given through unit website in Moodle


Weighting
40%

Minimum mark or grade
50%

Assessment Criteria

A total of 100 marks is allocated to this assessment. Students are assessed on the accuracy of calculated results and the correctness of the method used. Below is the contribution of each assessment item to the final mark of this assessment:

  • Total progress report (30%)
  • Presentation (25%)
  • Final Report (45%)


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Conduct load-flow and fault analyses of complex power systems in order to augment the system to optimise power flows and voltage profiles
  • Model advanced dynamics of complex power systems to determine transient stability limits
  • Perform dynamic stability analysis of complex power systems in order to improve power system damping
  • Model renewable power plants in steady-state and transient situations to quantify their impact on system security
  • Discuss the impact of power system augmentations on economic, social, and environmental sustainability
  • Work autonomously and in teams on complex power engineering projects including providing leadership
  • Document and communicate professional engineering information including computer-based simulations and drawings using appropriate electrical engineering standards, terminology, and symbols.


Graduate Attributes
  • Knowledge
  • Communication
  • Cognitive, technical and creative skills
  • Research
  • Self-management
  • Ethical and Professional Responsibility
  • Leadership

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