MODULE DETAILS

Module 17: Power Supply System Equipment and Installations

Nominal duration: 5 weeks (60 hours total time commitment)

This time commitment includes the preparation reading, attendance at each webinar (1 hour plus 15-30 minutes for discussion), and the time necessary to complete the assignments and further study.

MODULE PURPOSE

This module provides participants with an overview of electricity supply installations and equipment to enable them to plan the facilities required in transmission and distribution systems.

PRE-REQUISITE MODULE(S)

Module 14: Power Quality

 

ASSESSMENT STRATEGY

To evaluate the achievement of the learning outcomes; written assignments, group projects and practical exercises are set.

SUMMARY OF LEARNING OUTCOMES

1.      Plan electrical supply installations with outdoor switchyards for transmission and distribution systems

 

2.      Choose and apply appropriate switching equipment for electrical power supply installations

 

3.      Explain the concepts behind the planning of overhead lines in transmission and distribution circuits 

 

4.      Evaluate and plan for voltage improvements in power distribution circuits using voltage regulators and capacitor banks

 

 


Learning Outcome 1

Plan electrical supply installations with outdoor switchyards for transmission and distribution systems

Assessment Criteria

1.1

Describe the procedure for planning the configuration and layout of transmission systems having outdoor installations

1.2

Describe the procedure for planning the configuration and layout of distribution systems having outdoor installations

1.3

Identify and prioritize the main performance parameters required for transmission and distribution installations

1.4

Identify and describe the auxiliary facilities required for transmission and distribution installations



Learning Outcome 2

Choose and apply appropriate switching equipment for electrical power supply installations

Assessment Criteria

2.1

Compare and contrast the different types of HV circuit breakers for the electrical supply industry and select the best option for a given application

2.2

Compare and contrast the different types of MV circuit breakers used in the electrical supply industry and select the best option for a given application

2.3

Explain:

(a) how to configure an overhead distribution        system with auto-reclosing circuit breakers,        sectionalisers and fault indicators, and;

(b) analyse their effectiveness in improving the        quality of service

 

 


Learning Outcome 3

Explain the concepts behind the planning of overhead lines in transmission and distribution circuits 

Assessment Criteria

3.1

List and discuss the components of overhead lines in transmission and distribution networks and their functions

3.2

Examine and discuss the principles involved in conductor sizing

3.3

Describe the role of lightning protection of overhead lines using shielding wires and spark gaps

3.4

Compare and contrast the merits of overhead and underground distribution networks

3.5

Explain the use of line surveys in determining the routing of overhead and underground lines


Learning Outcome 4

Evaluate and plan for voltage improvements in power distribution circuits using voltage regulators and capacitor banks

Assessment Criteria

4.1

Explain the reasons for voltage variations in electrical systems

4.2

Perform voltage drop evaluation in distribution circuits

4.3

Describe the procedure for:

(a)   planning for voltage improvements by the         addition of voltage regulators and capacitor         banks,  and;

(b)   deciding on the location of these components

4.4

Discuss the operating principles/application of:

(a)   static VAR compensators (SVCs)

(b)   thyristor switched capacitors (TSCs)

(c)   thyristor controlled reactors (TCRs) in         transmission networks

 

 

Delivery mode

A combination of asynchronous and synchronous e-learning delivery comprising a judicious mix of interactive online web conferencing, simulation (virtual labs) software, remote online labs, online videos, PowerPoint slides, notes, reading and study materials (in PDF, HTML and Word format) accessed through the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS).

Software/Hardware Used

Software

  • EasyPower

Hardware

  •  N/A