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Automation in Electric Power Supply Systems

Module name (EN): Automation in Electric Power Supply Systems
Degree programme: Electrical Engineering, Master, ASPO 01.10.2005
Module code: E907
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 2V+2PA (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 5
Semester: 9
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Project work

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
E907 Electrical Engineering, Master, ASPO 01.10.2005, semester 9, mandatory course
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 105 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Michael Igel
Prof. Dr. Michael Igel

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will have acquired a deeper understanding of the methods and applications of process automation in power supply systems. Students will gain a detailed understanding of the concepts and use of automation at the network, station and field levels.  
Specific skills taught include:
  - Communication technologies in substations
  - Communication between substation equipment and its relevance for process  
  - Fundamentals of power system protection technology
  - Selecting, specifying and testing power system protection equipment
  - Analysis of network faults using signal analysis methods

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Module content:
1.Process automation concepts
 1.1.The three-layer concept
 1.2.Automation in substations
 1.3.Power supply plant control technology
 1.4.Power system management
2.Communication technology in electric power supply systems
 2.1.Basics of serial communication
 2.2.The IEC 60870-5-103 communication protocol
 2.3.Object-oriented modelling of substations
 2.4.The IEC 61850 communication protocol
 2.5.Ethernet-based communication in substations
 2.6.Client/server architectures in substations
3.Automation of power network operations
 3.1.Fundamental aspects of power system protection
 3.2.Concepts of power system protection technology
 3.3.Time-overcurrent protection
 3.4.Differential protection of transformers
 3.5.Differential protection of power lines
 3.6.Distance protection
 3.7.Auxiliary functions of power system protection
 3.8.Microprocessor-controlled protective equipment
 3.9.PC-based operator systems
4.Signal analysis in electric power supply systems
 4.1.Overview of filter technologies
 4.2.Fourier transform
 4.3.The discrete Fourier transform
 4.4.Frequency spectra
 4.5.Harmonic analysis
 4.6.Analysis of power network faults

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Teaching methods/Media:
Lecture notes, video projector, problem-solving exercises using a CAE tool

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Recommended or required reading:
Flosdorff, Hilgarth: Elektrische Energieverteilung, Teubner Verlag
Heuck, Dettmann: Elektrische Energieversorgung, Vieweg Verlag
Happoldt, Oeding: Elektrische Kraftwerke und Netze, Springer Verlag
Hubensteiner: Schutztechnik in elektrischen Netzen, VDE Verlag
Ungrad, Winkler: Schutztechnik in Elektroenergiesystemen, Springer Verlag

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