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Advanced Electrical Energy Systems - ELEC496

This unit develops advanced knowledge and skills necessary for designing, analysing, controlling and operating future energy systems containing a substantial proportion of renewable energy sources (i.e. intermittent and distributed generation), energy storage, and new types of loads such as electric vehicles, in "smart grids" monitored and coordinated by modern information and telecommunications technology.

Topics covered include; smart grids and micro-grids in electrical energy systems, energy efficiency and energy management strategies (e.g. in energy storage subsystems, and in buildings), electricity network monitoring technologies (e.g. phasor measurement units, smart meters), the IEC61850 power equipment automation standard, electrical subsystems such as flexible AC transmission systems (FACTS), solid state transformers and smart inverters, etc. The choice and impact of telecommunication technologies on the control and security of energy infrastructure will be emphasised, together with economic considerations and the role and impact of electricity markets on electrical energy systems, e.g. in demand management, etc.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Professor Graham Town, Associate Professor Jahangir Hossain

ELEC324 and ELEC395 and ELEC396 Prerequisite Information


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Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Engineering

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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