ENT775: Distributed Generation, System Design and Regulation
|School||Cardiff School of Engineering|
|External Subject Code||H630|
|Number of Credits||10|
|Language of Delivery||English|
|Module Leader||Professor Liana Cipcigan|
Outline Description of Module
- To provide students with an understanding of the role of Distributed generation (DG) schemes in electrical energy networks.
- To provide students with an overview of Distributed Generation techniques of network integration.
- Introduce students to the concept of intermittent power sources and their contribution to capacity in electrical power systems.
- Provide a detailed review of voltage control and fault studies of Distributed Generation schemes.
On completion of the module a student should be able to
- Demonstrate understanding of the main components of an electrical distribution network.
- Demonstrate detailed knowledge of the main concepts and principles relating to Distributed Generation schemes and their application to electrical energy networks.
- Recognise the impact of Distributed Generation on network performance.
- Explain the main features of protection systems used in the distribution networks with Distributed Generation.
- Understand the technical and economic factors which should be taken into account when designing distribution network extensions, particularly for Distributed Generation.
How the module will be delivered
The module will be delivered through a blend of online teaching and learning material, guided study, and on-campus face-to-face classes (tutorials, feedback sessions).
Skills that will be practised and developed
- Quantify the effect of Distributed Generation on voltage magnitude and fault levels.
- Evaluate the major technical issues relating to the implementation of Distributed Generation schemes.
- Identify methods used for overcoming voltage problems in networks with Distributed Generation.
- Interpret the benefits that Distributed Generation may provide to a power distribution system.
- Problem-solving specific problems associated with Distributed Generation.
- Use computer software to solve load flows and fault calculations associated with Distributed Generation.
- Exercise substantial independence and initiative in carrying out learning activities.
- Manage time effectively, working with deadlines and prioritise workload.
- Demonstrate independence in reporting and analysing results
- Communicate and participate in group activity and discussions in a variety of tasks.
- Professional awareness of the role and potential of Distributed Generation in electrical energy networks.
How the module will be assessed
There are two components:
End of semester examination (70%)
The module pass mark is 50%.
There is a potential for re-assessment in this module which may result in a 100% written assessment during the August Resit period.
|Exam - Autumn Semester||70||Distributed Generation System Design And Regulation||2|
Distributed Generation (DG) Definition and Terminology. Classification of DG Technologies.
Distribution system components Generators
- Synchronous Generators
- Induction Generators
- Doubly-Fed Induction Generators (DFIG)
- The wind resource
- Wind Energy Conversion Systems WECS and their electrical generators
Power Control of Wind Turbines
Distribution Networks with Distributed Generation
Voltage Control of Networks with DG
- Managing the voltage rise effect by generation curtailment
- Managing the voltage rise effect by reactive compensation
- Managing the voltage rise effect using coordinated voltage control. Application of OLTCs and Voltage Regulators
- Voltage management services, Ancillary services
Impact of DG on network fault levels
- Fault Level contributions
- Major methods of fault level reduction
- Real and reactive power flow
- DG power flow management
- Ancillary services
Passive and active networks