Courses & Units

Converter-backed Power Systems ENG761

Introduction

In this unit students will investigate the operation of power systems which include converter-based generation, loads and storage. Students will develop the skills and knowledge to describe how voltage-source converter technologies operate in a power system, and to analyse HVDC converter technologies and the integration into AC power systems. Through this unit students will understand the approaches required to assess converter-connected generation, loads and storage under a range of system conditions including faults and contingency events.

Summary

Unit name Converter-backed Power Systems
Unit code ENG761
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
Discipline Engineering
Coordinator Doctor Sarah Lyden
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
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International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

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Learning Outcomes

  • Describe operation of voltage-source converter technologies in power systems
  • Research and analyse key HVDC converter technologies and their integration into AC power systems
  • Assess converter-connected generation, loads and storage under a range of power system conditions, including faults and contingency events
  • Evaluate grid-forming inverters and their role in future power systems and microgrids
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
031301 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,798.00

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Requisites

Prerequisites

ENG765 Power Electronics|ENG769 Renewable and Sustainable Energy

Teaching

AssessmentExamination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (30%)|Project (40%)|Laboratory/practical (10%)|Laboratory/practical (20%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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