Course Details

Subject {L-T-P / C} : EE3103 : Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution {3-0-0 / 3}
Subject Nature : Theory
Coordinator : Prof. Anup Kumar Panda


1. Power System Network: Basic structure of power system, Transmission voltages, Bundled conductors, Choice of economics voltages.
2. Line Parameters:Resistance, Inductance and Capacitance Calculations Single Phase and Three Phase Lines, Effect of Earth on transmission line Capacitance.
3. Performance of Transmission Lines: Representation of lines Short, Medium and Long length transmission line, Equivalent p and T circuits, Regulation and Efficiency, Evaluation of ABCD parameters, Line voltage regulation and compensation.
4. Overhead Line Insulators: Insulator materials, Types of insulators, voltage distribution over insulator string, Improvement of string efficiency.
5. Mechanical Design of Overhead Lines: Line supports, Span conductor configuration, spacing and clearances, sag and tension calculations, Effect of Wind and Ice loading.
6. Corona: The phenomenon of corona, Corona loss, Factors and conditions affecting corona loss, Corona in bundled conductor lines. Interference between Power and Communication Lines: Electromagnetic Induction, Electro Static induction, Reduction of interference.
7. Underground Cables: Classification of cables, Insulation Resistance, Potential gradient, Capacitance of single core and three core cables.
8. Power System Transients: Travelling waves on transmission lines, Wave Equations, Attenuation of travelling waves.
9. Distribution Systems: Comparison of various distribution systems and General aspects, Kelvin’s Law, AC DistributionSingle phase and Three phase, Techniques of Voltage Control and Power Factor Improvement.

Course Objectives

  1. To learn the basic concepts of the power system network
  2. To study about the performance of different types transmission lines
  3. To gain knowledge of power distribution system

Course Outcomes

Students will learn various essential components of power system i.e. generation, transmission and distribution. They will be able to solve the problems related transmission lines, insulators, underground cables, power system transients etc.

Essential Reading

  1. C. L. Wadhwa, Electrical Power Systems,, New Age , 2005
  2. D.P.Kothari and I.J.Nagrath, Power System Engineering, Tata Mcgraw-Hill , 2nd Edition, 2008

Supplementary Reading

  1. L. M. Faulkenberry and W. Coffer, Electrical Power Distribution and Transmission, PHI , 1996
  2. W. D. Stevenson, Elements of Power System analysis, McGraw Hill , 1982