Electric Power Generation Friday, January 14th, 2011
|BRANCH||ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING|
|SUBJECT NAME||Electric Power Generation|
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 9 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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