Low cost laboratory micro-grid hardware and control for electrical power systems teaching

Titmus, P., Strickland, D. and Cross, A. (2017). Low cost laboratory micro-grid hardware and control for electrical power systems teaching. IN: 2017 19th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE 2017 ECCE Europe. IEEE.

Abstract

There is a growing trend within education establishments to teach electrical power system theory within lectures and back this up with software simulation laboratory sessions. This allows the courses to be taught at a lower cost than if real hardware was implemented. However, the students that are graduating from these programs are missing out on the opportunity to learn about real equipment and issues such as health and safety of voltages above 50V, mismatching component sizes and accuracy. Bespoke electrical power systems teaching equipment is expensive to buy. This paper details a low cost hardware setup that can be used to enforce electrical power system theory. The proposed equipment employs real off-the shelf equipment with some interfacing units which can be reproduced by laboratory technicians to enhance the student learning experience by offering students experience of real machines operating on an electrical power systems network.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.23919/EPE17ECCEEurope.2017.8098945
Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Electrical, electronic & power engineering
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Power engineering and power electronics research group
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Event Title: 19th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE 2017 ECCE Europe
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2017-09-11 - 2017-09-14
Uncontrolled Keywords: «Microgrids»,«Power Engineering»,«Power System Control»,«stability»,«supervised learning»,Mechanical Engineering,Electrical and Electronic Engineering,Energy Engineering and Power Technology
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Published Date: 2017-11-06
Authors: Titmus, P.
Strickland, D. ( 0000-0002-2979-4479)
Cross, A. ( 0000-0002-7012-8777)

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