Course detail

Generation, Distribution and Utilization of Electric Energy

FSI-FVEAcad. year: 2007/2008

The course is concerned with the principles of electrical power engineering and the way of their application to practice. Power production in thermal, nuclear and water power plants. Synchronous generator (substitute scheme, opinion diagram). Current and voltage generator equation. Independently operating generator. Parallel operation of a synchronous generator in the grid, connecting a generator to phases. Generator excitation systems. Asynchronous motor operating as a generator. Power transmission through extra HV lines and HV lines, electrical stations. Industrial installation, power distribution in houses and public buildings. Wire dimensioning, wires and cable breakers, power factor compensation. Protection against dangerous contact voltage. Electric heat and heating.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The course in “Generation, Distribution and Utilization of Electric Energy “ enables students to learn of possible methods of power production, transport and consumption. It also familiarizes the students with the construction of synchronous generator and its operational conditions from the point of view of loading. The students will learn both theoretically and in practical terms, how to connect a synchronous generator to phases of the grid.

Prerequisites

Knowledge of the electrical engineering principles at a level of the secondary school and at least the graduation of the basic electrical engineering lectures within a bachelor study is expected. Emphasis is put on the basic knowledge in the field of electric machines.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

1. Reiss, L. - Malý, K. - Pavlíček, Z. : Teoretická elektroenergetika I ( The Theoretical Electrical Power Engineering I ),ALFA Bratislava 1971.
Špaček, B.: Elektrická zařízení tepelných centrál ( The Electrical Installations of Heat Exchangers ). Skripta. VUT Brno 1988.
Reiss, L. - Malý, K. - Pavlíček, Z.: Teoretická elektroenergetika II (The Theoretical Electrical Power Engineering II ) .ALFA Bratislava 1971.
Špaček, B.: Elektrotechnika v energetice ( The Electrical Power Engineering in Power Engineering ).Skripta. VUT Brno 1987.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The subject contains only lectures. The resulting evaluation is set by point assessment according to the Study and Examination Rules of the Technical University. Students can gain the points for 2 parts: 1. Written test of presented topics, 0-20 points. 2. Quality of individual assignment 0-80 points.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Aims

Students will be made familiar with the principles of electrical power engineering, which are needed for their further studies.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

The subject contains only lectures. Missed lectures are not compensated.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B2341-3 Bachelor's

    branch B2323-00 , 3. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

Electric power system, types of grids, electrical line parameters
Power production and consumption in the CR. Daily load diagram and basic indicators.
Theory of synchronous machines, alternators, alternator exciting systems, alternator equipment.
Theory of synchronous machines, alternators, alternator exciting systems, alternator equipment.
Electrical station distribution and their basic equipment.
Wire dimensioning.
Overcurrent cable and wire breakers.
Protection against dangerous contact voltage.
Industrial installation, power distribution in houses and public buildings.
Industrial installation, power distribution in houses and public buildings.
Parallel operation of synchronous alternator connected to the grid, phasing.
Electric drives. Block diagrams of electric drives, loading characteristics.
Electric heat sources, methods of electric heating, electric furnaces, electric welding.