ENT779: Smart Grids and Active Network Devices
|School||Cardiff School of Engineering|
|External Subject Code||H600|
|Number of Credits||10|
|Language of Delivery||English|
|Module Leader||Professor Liana Cipcigan|
Outline Description of Module
- To provide students with an understanding of smartgrids and their operation.
- To familiarise students with metering devices and active network management.
- To introduce students to active network devices
- To introduce students to the principles of condition monitoring of power plant.
On completion of the module a student should be able to
- Demonstrate knowledge of the main concepts and principles relating to smartgrids and active network devices
- Recognise the role of smartgrids in the efficient supply of electrical energy
- Understand network operational practices, emergency control procedures and communication technologies used in electrical power networks
- Describe the principles of smart energy meters
- Describe the techniques used for power quality monitoring
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, computer lab sessions)
Skills that will be practised and developed
- Apply advanced simulations and intelligent techniques to power system operation and control
- Summarise the technologies currently in use or under development for electrical metering.
- Report on the economics of smartgrids and active networks.
- Provide a detailed review of power quality in electrical power systems.
- Evaluate impact of active control devices on future network configuration and operation.
- Plan and carry out a study relating to active network management involving computer modelling.
- Possess practical engineering skills acquired through group project work and discussions relating to the future of electrical energy networks.
- Demonstrate independence in reporting and analysing results.
- Use of computer techniques to analyse and solve network problems relating to active network design and management.
How the module will be assessed
There are two components:
Coursework (short research task on smartgrids)
End of semester examination.
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 - Spring Semester||60||Smart Grids And Active Network Devices||2|
Introduction to network management techniques
Communications in power networks
Introduction to Smartgrids
Active devices and their application to power system operation and control
Advanced metering and Smartmeters
Power quality monitoring