In this unit, the more advanced aspects of distance protection necessary to cope with these extenuating operating conditions will be considered. This information is necessary for planning engineers to identify the difficulties in providing protection for various power system configurations under review; for the maintenance engineer to ensure that system protection is not compromised as plant is removed from service during maintenance; for the circuitry engineer to ensure that protective schemes are implemented in a manner to provide optimum performance; and for the protection application engineer to identify protection implications and to ensure design and setting principles provide the necessary levels of speed, security, reliability and safety.
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By attending this unit, participants will gain what new knowledge and skills in the area of power system distance protection. This unit uses a discursive and case study approach via intensive face-to-face delivery of core content with associated PowerPoint slides, unit notes and further readings. These notes provide a basic explanation of what is required to understand distance protection. Learning in this unit is further enhanced by students examining worked examples and several exercises during the unit and participating in the follow-up discussions of these with their class group and unit presenter. It is one that will have you actively involved in the discussions that result from readings and from the unit materials. This approach sets the foundation for collaborative discussion and ongoing interaction with peers and university/industry experts and real-world assessments. In this way, the unit has a balance of theory and practical worked examples in a shared learning environment.
Who should participate?
This unit is aimed at Engineers working in the Power sector to advance their understanding of current practices used in distance protection. To undertake this unit, you should have a good grasp of electrical transmission technology and the level of design computation needed, and a working knowledge of power system engineering. There is no specific pre‐requisite unit that needs to be completed before undertaking this unit, however it is assumed that the student has a firm understanding of basic power system protection and fault calculations
This unit is approximately 50% theory and 50% worked examples such that the worked examples build on and explain the theory of modelling and distance protection. The presentation of the unit material is interactive and as a result, the referred teaching approach for this unit is one that has the participants actively involved in the discussions that result from the presentations and example problems or calculations. There are five assessment items associated with this unit. To help you tackle the assessments, all the analyses steps are introduced progressively through course notes and readings with worked examples.