Electric Power Networks

Structure Type: Course
Code: ISTA0602
Type: Compulsory
Level: Bachelor
Credits: 3.0 points
Responsible Teacher: Mäkinen, Olavi
Teacher Team: Mäkinen, Olavi ; Koski, Jari ; Kiikkala, Sanna-Liisa ; Käräjämäki, Esa ; Esala, Tapani
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Course Implementations, Planned Year of Study and Semester

Curriculum  Semester  Credits  Start of Semester  End of Semester
I-ST-2010   2 spring   3.0   2012-01-09   2012-06-18  
I-ST-2011   2 spring   3.0   2013-01-05   2013-06-18  
I-ST-2012   2 spring   3.0        
I-ST-2013   2 spring   3.0        
ST-2014   2 spring   3.0        
ST-2015   2 spring   3.0        

Learning Outcomes

The student understands the basic operation principles of electric power generation, power transmission and power distribution. The student knows the basics of the phenomena related to electrical networks. The student knows the calculation methods needed in analysing the power grids.

Student's Workload

Total work load of the course 82 h
Scheduled studies 50 h
Autonomous studies 32 h

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

Calculation Methods of Circuits and Electricity Transmission

Contents

The student is introduced to the structure of electric power system, the basic properties of power plants and generation and power transmission and power distribution network. The student calculates the voltage drop in a network and the loading capacity of cable in different installation conditions. The fault current calculations form a significant part of the course. With the help of PC exercises the student understands the possibilities given by modern calculation tools.

Recommended or Required Reading

Olavi Mäkinen: Sähköverkot (handout). The distribution of material and submission of exercises in Moodle.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures, PC exercises and laboratory exercises.

Assessment Criteria

5: The student is able to utilise the calculation methods learnt during electric distribution networks independently and combine the knowledge with previously learnt in various context
3: The student is able to utilise the calculation methods learnt during electric distribution networks independently.
1: The student is able, with quidance, to utilise the calculation methods learnt during electric distribution networks.

Assessment Methods

Exam, passed PC and laboratory exercises.

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