“Power System Analysis with Distributed Generation”

Dr. Mesut Baran – baran@nscu.edu
Dr. Valentina Cechi – vcecchi@ charlotte.edu
Dr. Badrul Chowdhury – b.chowdhury@charlotte.edu
Dr. Randy Collins – rcollins@email.wcu.edu
Dr. Johan Enslin – jenslin@clemson.edu
Dr. Ramtin Hadidi – rhadidi@clemson.edu
Dr. Ning Lu – nlu2@ncsu.edu
Dr. David Lubkeman – dllubkem@ncsu.edu
Steven Whisenant – steven.whisenant@duke-energy.com

An electronic copy of the textbook will be provided to each registered student.
“Power System Analysis & Design, 7th Ed.” by J. Duncan Glover

Additional references:
• Class notes
• Power point slides

Software Required:
PowerWorld (Free version), PSCAD (Free version), OpenDSS (open source),
and Milsoft WindMil (Student version) will be required at minimum.

Course Objectives:
This course will provide a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of power engineering. Topics include Three-Phase Fundamentals, Transformers,  Transmission Lines, Substations, Power Flows, Power Electronics, Distribution Systems, Loads, Power System Planning, Operation, Protection, Dynamics, Stability and Control, Transients, and Distributed Energy Resources and Integration into the Grid. The course is designed to act as a refresher for the basics and as a brief introduction for more advanced topics.
At the completion of the course, student should be able to:
• Perform three-phase analysis
• Understand the per-unit system
• Understand AC machines operation and different kind of distributed generations
• Analyze transmission line electrical performance
• Perform power flow analysis
• Be familiar with power electronics devices, converters and machine drives
• Have detailed knowledge of distribution systems, substations, and loads and the effect of
distributed generations
• Have a in-depth understating of power system planning and operation
• Understand symmetrical components and their role in unsymmetrical fault analysis
• Analyze symmetrical and unsymmetrical short circuit scenarios
• Be familiar with renewables and storage control and integrations and their challenges.
• Better understand power system protections.
• Understand different forms of stability studies, root causes, controls and different forms of power
system transients
• Describe distributed energy resources and their integrations to the grid
• Understand and analyze power quality issues.

Sunday, July 14th – Friday, July 19th
Monday, July 29th – Friday, August 2nd
8:00 am – 5:00 pm, daily

NC State University
(Classroom TBD)

Course Outline:
Before Course Begins: Self-Review Chapter 1: Introduction and Chapter 2: Fundamentals

Optional Additional Day
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm      Registration
1:30 pm – 5:00 pm      Review Chapter 1: Fundamentals of Power Engineering
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm      Orientation and Software Installation Check

Week 1:
8:00 am – 12:00 pm    Chapter 2: Introduction and Overview of Three-Phase Circuits
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm    Lunch
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm      Chapter 3: Transformers and the Per-Unit System
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm      Welcome Reception

8:00 am – 12:00 pm     Chapter 4: AC Machines and Renewable Generation
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm     Lunch
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm       Chapter 5: Transmission Lines & Cables

8:00 am – 12:00 pm     Chapter 6: Electric Power Substations
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm     Lunch
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm       Chapter 7: Power System Analysis – Power Flow

8:00 am – 12:00 pm     Chapter 8: Symmetrical Components and Fault Analysis
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm     Lunch
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm       Chapter 9: Distribution Power Systems, Part I

8:00 am – 12:00 pm     Chapter 10: Power Electronics and Variable Speed Drives
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm    Box Lunch and safety gear pick-up
12:45 pm – 100 pm       (Travel To Tour Center Options Below)
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm        Cypress Creek Renewables Tour
1:45 pm – 2:00 pm        ECC Tour
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm        T&D Substation Tour
2:30 pm – 2:45 pm        Harris Nuclear Plant Tour
2:45 pm – 3:15pm         FREEDM Tour

Week 2: Self-Study

Week 3:
8:00 am – 12:00 pm     Chapter 11: Power System Protection
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm     Lunch
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm       Chapter 12: Integration of Renewables and Storage

8:00 am – 12:00 pm     Chapter 13: Power System Operations, Part I
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm     Lunch
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm      Chapter 14: Distribution of Power Systems, Part II

8:00 am – 12:00 pm     Chapter 15: Load Modeling and Forecasting
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm     Lunch
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm      Chapter 16: Power System Transients

8:00 am – 12:00 pm     Chapter 17: Power System Dynamics, Stability and Control
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm     Lunch
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm       *Chapter 20: Power Quality

8:00 am – 12:00 pm    *Chapter 19: Power Systems Operations, Part II
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm     Lunch
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm      *Chapter 18: Transmission System Planning

(*Note that chapters are intentionally out of sequence to provide necessary subject coverage.)

Class credit:
Certificates of Attendance for up to 60 hours

Pricing (Please contact shannon.jenkins@uncc.edu/CAPER Administrator for all promo code requests):
• CAPER Members: $2,495
• Non-CAPER Members: $2,995
• Early Bird CAPER Member discount: $2,245
• Student Discount: Pricing available upon request. Please contact us for more details.


Important Dates:
• Registration Opens April 2nd, 2024
• Early Bird deadline: May 31st, 2024
• Orientation: July 14th, 2024
• Welcome Reception: July 15th, 2024

Classroom Policies:
Attendance is voluntary but strongly encouraged. No make up for missed classes, quizzes, or assignments will be given. Students are responsible for all material covered and all assignments given in every lecture. Some lectures may cover material not found in the textbook. It is the responsibility of each student to make up any deficiencies that result from missed classes. Students are expected to wait 15 minutes before leaving if the instructor is late. Cell phones must be turned off or silenced before coming into class.

Changes to Syllabus:
The instructors reserve the right to make changes to this syllabus during the course. Students will be given adequate notice in class of any changes. Please check Canvas for any course updates and announcements.

If you disagree with any of the policies or procedures spelled out above or cannot accept the demands of the course (i.e., the amount of time and work required), you need to drop the course as soon as possible. By staying in the course, you agree to comply with all the policies and procedures described in this syllabus.

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