March 25, 2018
March 25, 2018
March 27, 2018
This project establishes practical laboratory coursework facilitating student operation, coordination, and integration of microprocessor-based protective relays in a low-voltage three-phase microgrid system. Three laboratory experiments will be developed, creating a laboratory component to an existing power systems protection course. The laboratory coursework development is part of the Cal Poly electrical engineering department’s Advanced Power Systems Initiatives which aim to modernize power engineering curriculum to more effectively educate power students and prepare them for the rapidly changing power industry. The experiments will focus on auto-synchronization of synchronous generators to the utility, standard generator protection, and load shedding while the system is islanded. Using automation and control techniques, students will have the opportunity to learn various power system protection schemes, as well as familiarize themselves with the communication and coordination of recently donated industry-standard power system protection equipment. Learning outcomes are formulated based on the desirable skills students should attain from each subsystem or components that make up the microgrid system. This includes for examples relay programming, oscillogram interpretation, and setting up the proper transformer connection. Further detailed descriptions of the three experiments along with their learning outcomes and assessment methods will be presented in this paper. Initial results of testing the experiments will also be described, along with challenges and lessons learned in the development of the laboratory coursework.
Osborn, E., & Shaban, A. O., & Taufik, T. (2018, March), Development of Laboratory Experiments for Protection and Automation in Microgrid Power Systems Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Zone IV Conference, Boulder, Colorado. https://peer.asee.org/29606
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