COURSE SYLLABUS 
ECE 421
Electric Energy Systems
Fall 2017
 

Final Exam on Dec 8 at 8-10am in MK405
Homework #7 solution is posted.

 

Meeting Time and Place:        10:10-11:00AM on Monday, Wednesday & Friday at MK405

Aug 23, 2017 – Dec. 1, 2017 (40 Lectures)

Instructor: Kai Sun

Contact information: kaisun(at)utk.edu  865-9743982

Office hours:  Wednesday 11:00-12:00 or by appointment @ MK612

GTA: Weihong Huang (whuang12(at)vols.utk.edu, MK207)

 

Course website

            http://web.eecs.utk.edu/~kaisun/ECE421/index.htm

             Past course website: Fall 2014

 

Course Texts/Materials/Resources

 

Prerequisites

ECE 316 – Signals and Systems II

ECE 325 – Electric Energy System Components

 

Course Description

This course will cover fundamentals of electric power systems, including basic principles, the per-unit system, modeling of generators, transformers and transmission lines, power flow, and optimal dispatch. Some basic ideas on power system reliability and security will be introduced. There will be moderate work of programming in MATLAB or using professional power system simulation software for power system studies. Students are also encouraged to review literature on recommended emerging topics to gain broader knowledge on, e.g., renewable energy resources and smart grid technology.

 

Course Objectives 
Upon completion of this course (and the pre-requisites to this course), every student should have gained: 

·         An understanding of basic principles and models on electric power system components

·         A familiarity with modern computer-aided methods for power system steady-state analysis

·         Knowledge in emerging power system techniques.

 

Course Outline

1.      Overview of Power Systems and Electric Power Generation (2-3 lectures) (sides: syllabus, 1, 2, notes on Norris Dam)

2.      Basic Principles (4-5 lectures) (slides: all; Quiz 1)

3.      Generator & Transformer Models, and the Per-Unit System (5-6 lectures) (slides: 1, 2, 3; Quiz 2)

4.      Transmission Line Parameters (3-4 lectures) (slides: 1, 2, 3; Quiz 3)

Midterm Exam on October 13 at 10-11AM in MK405 (closed book in-class + take-home; only a calculator and two double-side letter summary sheets are allowed) (summary) (solution)

5.      Line Modeling and Performances (4-5 lectures) (slides: 1, 2, 3, 4; Quiz 4)

Project 1 Presentation in late October (teamwork on technology review) (description; report template) Presentations on 11/8-11/10 and report due on 11/27

6.      Power Flow Analysis (6-7 lectures) (slides: 1, 2, 3, 4; Quiz 5)

7.      Optimal Dispatch of Generation (3-4 lectures) (slides: 1, 2, 3; Quiz 6)

Project 2 Report: email the project report before Dec 7 (Thursday) or bring it to the final exam (Project description, Data_MATLAB, Data_PSAT, Solution)

Final Exam: on Dec 8 at 8-10am in MK405 (closed book covering Sections 5-7) (solution)

 

Homework

No.

Homework

Due Date

1

·         Problems 2.1, 2.2, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7 on Saadat’s book

·         Solution

9/15 (Fri) in class or by email to GTA

2

·         Problems 2.8, 2.9, 2.14, 2.15, 2.16

·         Do we have  for Y-connected loads?

·         Solution

9/22 (Fri) in class or by email to GTA

3

·         Problems 3.2, 3.4, 3.5, 3.9, 3.10, 3.14, 3.15

·         Solution

10/2 (Mon) in class or by email to GTA

4

·         Problems 4.2, 4.5, 4.6, 4.8, 4.11, 4.15

·         Solution

10/11 (Wed) in class or by email to GTA

5

·         Problems 5.8-5.13

·         Draw the sending & receiving end power circles for Example 5.6 (slide 22) with VS=VR=1pu. Consider this line as a lossless line. Indicate on both circles the operating points with SIL, the practical line loadability with d=45o and the theoretical maximum power transfer.

·         Solution

10/27 (Fri) in class or by email to GTA

6

·         Required (100 points): Problems 6.3, 6.7(a)-(b), 6.8(a)-(b) and 6.9.

·         Additional (+20 points): Problems 6.7(c) and 6.8(c)

·         Solution

11/8 (Wed) in class or by email to GTA

7

·         Required (100 points): Problems 6.12(a)-(b), 6.13(a), 7.6, 7.9 and 7.11  (excluding the MATLAB work)

·         Additional (+20 points): MATLAB work on 6.12(c), 6.13(b), 7.9, 7.11

·         Solution

12/1 (Fri): hand in/email it to GTA directly

 

A few course policies (IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ)

  1. 6-7 short quizzes respectively at the ends of sections (informed in advance)
  2. Two closed-book exams in mid-October and early December, respectively.
  3. 7-8 homework assignments will be given in class and posted on the course website. Students may work together in groups on homework but each student must hand in your own solution. You would need to finish them all in order to take the final exam. A submission late by 1+ week receives up to 80% points.
  4. Project 1 will be teamwork to review emerging technologies on power and energy systems, and project 2 will be individual software work related to power system planning studies.

Grading 
Homework:                  20% 
Quizzes:                       10% 
Course projects (2):      30% (15% each)
Exams (2):                    40% (20% each)
In-class Participation    5%

Total                            105%

 

A (90 and up), A- (85-90) , B+ (80-85) , B (76-80) , B- (72-76) , C+ (68-72) , C (64-68), C- (60-64)