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Machine learning from big data for root cause analysis of power system faults

Power systems are fundamental infrastructure world-wide and their safe and reliable operations are critical. However, faults and failures are inevitable in power systems. Nevertheless, these should be avoided as much as possible.When a fault or failure occurs, the real-time supervisory control and data acquisition system (SCADA) usually presents this information as alarms or indications at the control centre. Quite often, the resulting alarm data are reviewed manually with the help of some automated system components to identify the contributing factors …

Lead unit
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Disciplines
Data science
Power engineering
Applied and computational mathematics
Statistics and operations research

Small, high efficiency, low cost appliance UPS

Design a small, high efficiency UPS that is able to interface with house hold appliances (for example a fridge, or TV/entertainment unit) or even lighting circuits. Whilst there is power available from the grid, the system will charge a battery as well as provide power to the appliance through an AC-DC-AC rectifier/unfolding circuit. Should the grid power become unavailable, the system will then almost instantaneously start providing power from the battery through an inverter.The aim will be to produce the …

Lead unit
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Study levels
PhD
Master of Philosophy
Honours
Vacation research experience scheme

Smart gird communications

Smart grid is a new concept to design and operate power generation, transmission, distribution and other related systems in an integrated environment with emerging services. There are a number of challenges in smart grid systems. One of the challenges is low-latency communications for real-time smart grid applications in wide area networks (WANs) such as wide area control, neighbourhood area networks (NANs) such as real-time demand response, and home area networks (HANs) such as home energy scheduling.The existing standards for smart …

Lead unit
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Disciplines
Data science
Power engineering
Study levels
PhD
Master of Philosophy
Honours

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