EE4-49 FACTS and power electronicsLecturer(s): Prof Bikash Pal; Dr Paul Mitcheson; Prof Tim Green
To introduce the use of power electronics as a means to enhance the flexibility and controllability of a.c. transmission networks. To develop the analytical basis for designing such systems and the principles of operation that they employ. To demonstrate the approaches to system modelling required for the design of robust controllers.
The lecture topics will include: principles of Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS); operation of inverters in series and shunt connection; modelling of inverters in electirfcal networks; voltage control with FACTS devices; flow control with FACTS devices; power electornic techniques specific to high power ratings (series valves, multi-level and multi-pulse systems); devices for power quality improvement (dynamic voltage restorers, DVR and active power filters, APF); modelling of power converters using state-space averaging, stability analysis of power converters and design of stabilising controllers.
Coursework contribution: 0%
Closed or Open Book (end of year exam): Closed
To be announced
Oral Exam Required (as final assessment): N/A
Prerequisite: EE3-14 - Power Electronics
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