Electric Power Generation

SCHEME 2010
BRANCH ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING
SUBJECT CODE 10EE36
SUBJECT NAME Electric Power Generation

SYLLABUS

PART – A
UNIT 1:
Sources of Electrical Power: Wind, solar, fuel cell, tidal, geo-thermal, hydro-electric, thermal-steam,
diesel, gas, nuclear power plants (block diagram approach only). Concept of co-generation. Combined heat
and power distributed generation. 06 Hours
UNIT 2:
Diesel electric plants. Gas turbine plants. Mini, micro, and bio generation. Concept of distributed
generation. 06 Hours
Subject Code : 10EE36 IA Marks : 25
No. of Lecture Hrs./ Week : 04 Exam Hours : 03
Total No. of Lecture Hrs. : 52 Exam Marks : 100
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UNIT 3:
(a) Hydro Power Generation: Selection of site. Classification of hydro-electric plants. General
arrangement and operation. Hydroelectric plant power station structure and control. 5 Hours
(b) Thermal Power Generation: Introduction. Main parts of a thermal power plant. Working. Plant
layout. 3 Hours
UNIT 4:
Nuclear Power Station: Introduction. Pros and cons of nuclear power generation. Selection of site, cost,
components of reactors. Description of fuel sources. Safety of nuclear power reactor. 6 Hours
PART – B
UNIT 5 and 6:
(a) Economics Aspects: Introduction. Terms commonly used in system operation. Diversity factor, load
factor, plant capacity factor, plant use factor, plant utilization factor and loss factor, load duration curve.
Cost of generating station, factors influencing the rate of tariff designing, tariff, types of tariff. Power factor
improvement.
(b) Substations: Introduction, types, Bus bar arrangement schemes, Location of substation equipment.
Reactors and capacitors. Interconnection of power stations. 14 Hours
UNIT 7 and 8 :
Grounding Systems: Introduction, grounding systems. Neutral grounding. Ungrounded system.
Resonant grounding. Solid grounding, reactance grounding, resistance grounding. Earthing transformer.
Neutral grounding transformer. 12 Hours


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