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Development of a New Power System Course: Power System Analysis Using Advanced Software

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2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


San Antonio, Texas

Publication Date

June 10, 2012

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June 10, 2012

End Date

June 13, 2012



Conference Session

Electrical and Computer Poster Session

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Electrical and Computer

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25.455.1 - 25.455.9



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Yuan Liao University of Kentucky

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Yuan Liao is currently an Associate Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky., USA. He is also the Associate Director for the Graduate Program of the Power and Energy Institute of Kentucky. He was an R&D Consulting Engineer and then Principal R&D Consulting Engineer with the ABB Corporate Research Center, Raleigh, N.C., USA. His research interests include smart grid and renewable energy.

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Development of a New Power System Course: Power System Analysis Using Advanced SoftwareAbstractThis paper presents the development of a new course titled Power System Analysis UsingAdvanced Software at the department of electrical and computer engineering at our university.There is a pressing demand in power industry for students with skills in widely used powersoftware. This new course aims to meet such a demand by providing hands on experiences forstudents on prevailing power industry software.Power utilities routinely utilize software packages such as Power System Simulator forEngineering (PSS/E), Electromagnetic Transients Program (EMTP), and Computer AidedProtection Engineering (CAPE) for system studies and setting relays. Regular electricalengineering courses focus on theories only and the students do not have opportunities to learnthese advanced software. A new class was developed at our university to meet student needs.This new course has been offered two times in the past and is being taught in this semester again.This paper will discuss the course contents and pedagogical approach employed to successfullydeliver the new course. The effectiveness of the class is evaluated through assigned projects andpresentations and also through our university’s official course evaluation system. Evaluationstudies have indicated that the students feel the class is very valuable and the teaching method iswell received.

Liao, Y. (2012, June), Development of a New Power System Course: Power System Analysis Using Advanced Software Paper presented at 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas. 10.18260/1-2--21213

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