Course syllabus


EEK202 EEK202 Power system protection and monitoring lp2 HT21 (7.5 hp)

Course is offered by the department of Electrical Engineering

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Course purpose

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Course literature

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Course design

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Learning objectives and syllabus

Learning objectives:

i) with regards to the knowledge gained:

  • Calculate fault currents for balanced (using Thevenin's theorem) and unbalanced faults (using symmetrical components) for a simple power system.
  • Propose grounding methods for various type of grids and evaluate their effects on faults currents.
  • Evaluate the effects of magnetic saturations of relay instrument devices on measurement accuracy and relay's performance. 
  • Propose protection schemes (e.g., overcurrent protection - non-directional and directional) for distribution systems for various grid structures and perform relay settings and coordination study.
  • Choose protection schemes (e.g., distance protection) for transmission systems and perform relays settings and coordination study for various conditions (e.g., considering parallel lines, in-feeds, high fault resistance, etc.)
  • Propose protection schemes for generators, bus-bars and transformers and determine correct relay settings. 
  • Describe the main the roles of SCADA/EMS in operating power systems, its functionalities and perform calculations of power system states based on measurements.
ii) with regards to the skills developed:
  • Simulate the power system and perform balanced and unbalanced fault analysis and analyze the results for various system conditions using a specialized power system protection software (e.g., CAPE).
  • Carry out relay settings and coordination studies for distribution and transmission systems a using specialized power system protection software (e.g., CAPE).
  • Collaborate to work in team to manage projects and lab experiment.

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Study plan

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Examination form

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Course summary:

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