Supply and Microgeneration of Energy (Major in Energy)


Electronics and Computer Engineering, Publication in the Diário da República - Despacho nº 10766/2011 - 30/08/2011

6 ECTS; 3º Ano, 2º Semestre, 28,0 T + 42,0 PL + 5,0 OT

- Mário Helder Rodrigues Gomes

Not applicable.

Understand the constitution and operation of EPS. Be able to design, calculate and deal with high-voltage lines, substations and transformer stations. Become familiar with the different technologies used in supply grids, as well as distributed generation and micro-generation.

1. Electric Power Systems (EPS)
    - Characterization and operation of an EPS
2. Flow loads
    - Per unit system method
3. Overhead and underground electrical power transmission
4. Distribution system
    - Power flow, reactive power and protection in distribution networks
5. Basis of distributed generation, micro-generation and technical conditions for interconnection to the grid

Evaluation Methodology
Two theoretical-practical assignments and respective presentation and discussion:
- Research work on distributed energy resources (25%);
-Research Work on EPS simulation and analysis (25%);
- Presentation and discussion of assignments (10%).
-written test (40%)

- Expósito, A. (2002). Análisis y Operación de Sistemas de Energía Eléctrica. (Vol. 1). US: McGraw-Hill
- Matos, A. (2009). Apontamentos da disciplina de Sistemas de Energia I. (Vol. 1). Porto: FEUP,
- Gouveia, J. (1996). Fluxo de Cargas. (Vol. 1). Porto: Sebenta da disciplina de SEE2 (4º ano, 1995/1996), FEUP
- Dorf, R. (1997). The Electrical Engineering Handbook. (Vol. 1). US: CRC Press, IEEE Press

Method of interaction
Lectures, tutorials and lab classes including simulation of SEE networks making use of PowerWorld.

Software used in class
PowerWorld / PSS/E