ELEC ENG 3111 - Distributed Generation Technologies

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2019

Introduction to distributed generation. Overview of distributed energy resources, including generator sets, combustion turbines, photovoltaic systems including converters and control (maximum power point tracking), micro-turbines, fuel cells and energy storage technologies; wind turbines, converter and control aspects. Principles of control of distributed generation systems. Electric power distribution systems, installation, interconnection and integration. Economic and financial aspects of distributed generation, the regulatory environment and standards.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code ELEC ENG 3111
    Course Distributed Generation Technologies
    Coordinating Unit School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact up to 4 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Prerequisites ELEC ENG 2102
    Incompatible ELEC ENG 4062
    Assumed Knowledge ELEC ENG 1100, ELEC ENG 2101
    Course Description Introduction to distributed generation. Overview of distributed energy resources, including generator sets, combustion turbines, photovoltaic systems including converters and control (maximum power point tracking), micro-turbines, fuel cells and energy storage technologies; wind turbines, converter and control aspects. Principles of control of distributed generation systems. Electric power distribution systems, installation, interconnection and integration. Economic and financial aspects of distributed generation, the regulatory environment and standards.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Nesimi Ertugrul

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

     
    1 Understanding modern power system components and transformation
    2 The types and roles of distributed energy resources
    3 Principles and features Photo Voltaic (PV) Systems
    4 Formulation of the mathematical models and the principles of maximum power point tracking
    5 Control of PV Converter topologies and their connection
    6 Principles of wind power, energy conversion and formulation
    7 Control and connection of of wind power systems
    8 Battery storage systems and their applications
    9 Industrial experiences in renewable energy integration

     
    The above course learning outcomes are aligned with the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standard for the Professional Engineer.
    The course is designed to develop the following Elements of Competency: 1.1   1.2   1.3   1.4   1.5   1.6   2.1   2.2   2.3   2.4   3.1   3.2   3.3   3.4   3.5   3.6   

    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Deep discipline knowledge
    • informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
    • acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
    • accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
    1-9
    Critical thinking and problem solving
    • steeped in research methods and rigor
    • based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
    • demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
    5, 7
    Teamwork and communication skills
    • developed from, with, and via the SGDE
    • honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
    • encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
    5, 7, 9
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    5, 7, 9
    Intercultural and ethical competency
    • adept at operating in other cultures
    • comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
    • Able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
    • demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
    5, 7, 9
    Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
    • a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
    • open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
    • able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
    1-2, 4-6, 8-9
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

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  • Assessment

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    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessment Task Weighting (%) Individual/ Group Formative/ Summative
    Due (week)*
    Hurdle criteria Learning outcomes
    Three Quizzes, 25% each 75 Individual Summative Weeks 5-12 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.
    Two practicals (12.5% each) 25 Individual Summative Weeks 5-10 5. 7.
    Total 100
    * The specific due date for each assessment task will be available on MyUni.
     
    This assessment breakdown is registered as an exemption to the University's Assessment for Coursework Programs Policy. The exemption is related to the Procedures clause(s): 1. a. i    1. a. ii    1. a. iii    1. b. 3.    1. c.   
     
    Assessment Detail

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    Submission

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    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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