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Electrical Energy Systems

Code 8567
Year 3
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload T(30H)/TP(30H)
Scientific area Electrotechnics and Electronics
Entry requirements None.
Mode of delivery Face-to-face
Work placements --
Learning outcomes To acquire knowledge regarding the organization and operation of electric power systems - electricity production, transport and distribution in a current perspective of sustainable development.
The syllabus will provide students, and in accordance with the general objectives, the following competences:
• Identify the energy sources and discuss them in the environment context;
• Identify energy conversion processes (renewable and non-renewable);
• Recognize the different organizational structures of the electricity sector in a market environment;
• Design the synchronous generator model and perform stability analysis;
• Analyze the Synchronous Machine in its Operational Modes: Generator and Compensator;
• Development of techniques for autonomous work and bibliography research;
• Carrying out team work and planning and developing a group work.
Syllabus 1. Fundamental concepts
Renewable energy sources versus non-renewable sources;
Electricity generation;
Energy and power;
Electric load diagrams;
Three-phase electrical system;
Per unit values.

2. Introduction to the electrical energy management system (energy markets).
Organization of the electricity sector (The national electricity sector);
Regulated versus Deregulated Market;
Models and structures;

3. Generators: Synchronous Machine
Introduction, principle of operation;
Mathematical model;
Operation modes;
Stability of the synchronous generator.

4- Renewable electricity production
Photovoltaic production;
Wind production;
Hydro production;
Energy Storage.

5 – System operation plan with renewable and conventional electric power
Combined operation with and without storage;
Optimization methods in planning and operation.
Main Bibliography [1] John Grainger, William Stevenson, Power System Analysis, McGraw-Hill, 1994.
[2] Weedy, Cory, Electric Power Systems, John Wiley, 1998.
[3] José Pedro Sucena Paiva, Redes de Energia Eléctrica - uma Análise Sistémica, 2ª edição, IST Press, 2007.
[4] Olle Elgerd, Basic Electric Power Engineering, Addison-Wesley, 1977.
[5] Olle Elgerd, Electric Energy Systems Theory: an introduction, 2nd ed., McGraw-Hill, 1983.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2021-06-18

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