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Operation and Planning of Power Distribution Systems. Instructor: Prof. Sanjib Ganguly, Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering. IIT Guwahati.

Due to the inception of various automation technologies and integration of distributed energy resources, the electrical power distribution systems are slowly transformed into smart and active networks. This course will provide an overview of modern power distribution systems. The course will start with the discussions of different components and layouts of power distribution systems, load models, different reliability assessment techniques, and different planning approaches. The conventional reactive power compensation techniques will also be covered. Then, the impact of distributed generation on distribution systems will be discussed. Modeling of different types of distributed generation units and storage will also be discussed. Finally, the evolution of distribution systems toward smart networks will be covered. (from nptel.ac.in)

Course Curriculum

  • Lecture 01 – Power Systems: Overview and Historical Developments Unlimited
  • Lecture 02 – Introduction to Power Delivery Systems Unlimited
  • Lecture 03 – Introduction to Electrical Loads Unlimited
  • Lecture 04 – Load Diversity Unlimited
  • Lecture 05 – Different Load Indices Unlimited
  • Lecture 06 – Loss Factor Unlimited
  • Lecture 07 – Loss Management Unlimited
  • Lecture 08 – Brief Overview of Power Distribution Substation Unlimited
  • Lecture 09 – Substation Bus Schemes and Primary Distribution Network Topology Unlimited
  • Lecture 10 – Voltage Drop and Power Loss Computations for Typical Radial Distribution Feeders Unlimited
  • Lecture 11 – Generalized Expression for Voltage Drop for Radial Distribution Feeder Unlimited
  • Lecture 12 – Derivation of K-constant for Voltage Drop Computation Unlimited
  • Lecture 13 – Different Reliability Indices used in Distribution Networks Unlimited
  • Lecture 14 – Different Reliability Indices with Numerical Examples Unlimited
  • Lecture 15 – Mathematical Concept of Reliability Unlimited
  • Lecture 16 – Reliability Evaluation of Multiple Units connected to Series and/or Parallel Unlimited
  • Lecture 17 – Numerical Problems on Reliability Evaluation Unlimited
  • Lecture 18 – Power Quality Problems in Distribution Systems Unlimited
  • Lecture 19 – Forward Backward Load Flow Approach for Power Distribution Systems Unlimited
  • Lecture 20 – Forward Backward Load Flow Approach for Power Distribution Systems (cont.) Unlimited
  • Lecture 21 – Reactive Power Compensation: Basic Idea Unlimited
  • Lecture 22 – Reactive Power Compensation: Numerical Examples Unlimited
  • Lecture 23 – Capacitor Placement at Distribution Feeder: Analytical Approach Unlimited
  • Lecture 24 – Power Distribution System Planning: Economic Aspects Unlimited
  • Lecture 25 – Power Distribution System Planning: Different Models and Solution Strategies Unlimited
  • Lecture 26 – Mono-objective Power Distribution System Planning Approach Unlimited
  • Lecture 27 – Multi-objective Power Distribution System Planning Approach Unlimited
  • Lecture 28 – Multi-objective Planning Incorporating Sectionalizing Switches and Tie-lines Unlimited
  • Lecture 29 – Reconfiguration of Power Distribution Networks Unlimited
  • Lecture 30 – Distribution Networks with the Integration of Distributed Generation Unlimited
  • Lecture 31 – Concept of Microgrids Unlimited
  • Lecture 32 – Wind and Solar Energy Conversion Systems Unlimited
  • Lecture 33 – Energy Storage Systems Unlimited
  • Lecture 34 – Distribution System Automation and Smart Grid, Part I Unlimited
  • Lecture 35 – Distribution System Automation and Smart Grid, Part II Unlimited

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