Course Details

Subject Nature : Theory
Coordinator : Prof. Monalisa Pattnaik


Introduction to distribution systems, distribution system equipment, grounding, sequence analysis and fault calculations, relaying requirements for Distributed Generation (DG) systems. Intentional and unintentional islanding, power converter topologies for grid interconnection, inverter modeling, filtering requirements. Selection of power converter components, DC bus design, considerations for power loss and reliability in the design procedure, thermal cycling of power semiconductor modules, insulation grade selection, and thermal design implications. Control of grid interactive power converters, synchronization and phase locking techniques, current control, DC bus control, converter faults, grid parallel and stand-alone operation. Power quality, voltage unbalance, harmonics, flicker, voltage and frequency windows, and recent trends in power electronic DG interconnection.

Course Objectives

  1. Knowledge of the impacts that distributed energy sources on voltage control, power factor, power quality.
  2. Know-how of recent trends in power electronic DG interconnection.

Course Outcomes

1. Able to understand the various challenges behind introducing distributed generation.
2. Able to design power converters for distributed generation systems.

Essential Reading

  1. Arthur R. Bergen, Vijay Vittal, Power Systems Analysis, Prentice Hall , 1999
  2. G. M. Masters, Renewable and Efficient Electric Power Systems, Wiley , 2013

Supplementary Reading

  1. Ali Keyhani, Mohammad N. Marwali, Min Dai, Integration of Green and Renewable Energy in Electric Power Systems, Wiley , 2010
  2. Ned Mohan, Tore M. Undeland, William P. Robbins, Power Electronics Circuits, Devices, and Applications, Wiley , 2002