This course focuses on the-state-of-the-art hardware and software technologies in an electric power system. Topics include technologies for power generation (thermal and nuclear), power apparatus, power system operation and control, power system protection, DC transmission, communication for a power system and smart grid.
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Understand what kind of hardware/software technologies are used in an electric power system.
2) Understand the-state-of-the-art technologies in electric power generation, power apparatus (including high-voltage engineering), power delivery and power system operation and control as well as their current challenges.
3) Understand recent technological trends such as smart grid.
electric utility, thermal power generation, nuclear power generation, power delivery, power system operation, smart grid, renewable energy, power apparatus, power electronics
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
1) Omnibus lectures are given by researchers and engineers engaged in electric power engineering at electric utilities companies or manufactures.
2) Lectures are based on the materials distributed through OCW-i.
3) Students must participate in a discussion on a pre-specified topic.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Present situation of electric utilities and their challenges||Discussion on unbundling of electric utilities|
|Class 2||Electric power generation technology 1: thermal power||Discussion on emmision reduction of carbon dioxide in electric utilities|
|Class 3||Electric power generation technology 2: nuclear power||Discussion on restart of a nuclear power station|
|Class 4||Power delivery 1: transmission technology||Discussion on optimal power transmission to an urban area with high load density|
|Class 5||Power delivery 2: distribution and communication technology||Discussion on demand control for a residential customer|
|Class 6||Power system operation technology||Discussion on the impacts of large-scale penetration of renewable energies|
|Class 7||Future power technology||Discussion on promising power generation technologies in the future|
|Class 8||Factory tour||Understanding how the technologies studied in the class are used in the field|
|Class 9||Energy and smart grid 1: generation system||Explanation of ｔhe impacts on a generator by system disturbances|
|Class 10||Energy and smart grid 2: new energy and renewable energy||Explanation of pros and cons of battery energy storage systems|
|Class 11||Energy and smart grid 3: smart grid||Explanation of the roles of power system protection equipment|
|Class 12||High-voltage technology and power apparatus 1: high-voltage technology||Explanation of technologies to generate high voltage|
|Class 13||High-voltage technology and power apparatus 2: power apparatus||Explanation on advantages and challenges for Gas Insulated Switchgear|
|Class 14||Power electronics technology and motor drive 1: power electronics technology||Conceptual design of a DC/DC converter|
|Class 15||Power electronics technology and motor drive 2: motor drive||Explanation of histrical trends in control technologies for a motor|
Textbook is not required.
All the materials used in a class can be found on OCW-i.
1) Students will be assessed based on the reports submitted on the specified subjects as well as their participation in a discussion at a class.
2) The assessment also depends on attendance at the classes. The instructor fails a student if his/her attendance do not exceed 50%.
1) Students must have successfully completed the courses related to electric power engineering in undergraduate or have equivalent knowledges.
2) Students must attend a class after carefully examining the discussion topic specified in a preceding week.
If the number of applicants exceeds about 100, we may select the students with random sampling.