ELEC5510 Design and Analysis of Smart Grids and Microgrids
- 6 points
If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.
Availability Location Mode Not available in 2021 UWA (Perth) Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
- This unit covers the theory and standards relevant to the design and analysis of smart grids and microgrids. It provides working definitions, functions, design criteria, tools and techniques, and the technology needed for building grids. Additionally, this unit provides a working guideline for the design and development of smart grids and microgrids. It incorporates all the essential factors of smart grids and microgrids appropriate for enabling the performance and capability of power systems.
- Students are able to (1) understand the fundamentals of micro-grids and smart grids; (2) understand working principles of micro-grid components and micro-grid operation; (3) develop familiarity with micro-grid standards; (4) comprehend applications of micro-grids; (5) understand control and communication methods in micro/smart grids; (6) analyse energy management in smart grids; (7) understand the role of smart metering in micro/smart grids; (8) develop and understand the importance of cyber security for micro/smart grids; and (9) demonstrate professional engineering skills and abilities when working in teams.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) laboratories and assignment; (2) project presentation; and (3) a final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is only available in this unit in the case of a student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Professor Tyrone Fernando
- Unit rules
- enrolment in the Master of Renewable and Future Energy or the Master of Professional Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)
- Advisable prior study:
- ENSC3016 Power and Machines
- Contact hours
- lectures: 36 hours; practical classes: 12 hours; labs: 9 hours
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
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- Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.