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WTT 240 - Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution

Credits: 2
Identifies and explains the regulatory requirements as well as the risks and hazards associated with working on high voltage systems. Applies three-phase electrical power generation characteristics to utility scale transformers, relays, capacitors, switchgear, and related components for both common Delta and Wye configurations.

Prerequisite(s): ET 120  with a grade of “C” or better
Corequisite(s): None
Lecture Hours: 30 Lab Hours: 0
Meets MTA Requirement: None
Pass/NoCredit: No

Outcomes and Objectives
  1. Explain the generation of electrical power with a wind turbine generator from the local transmission system to a substation where a customer will purchase the generated power.
    1. Explain all aspects of working with components of a high voltage transmission system.
    2. Explain basic electricity, related math, and transformer theory with hands-on experience with single-phase transformers and various three-phase transformer banks.
    3. Introduce transformer over-voltage and over-current protection, equipment grounding, cutout and lightning arrestor use and installation, current and potential transformer applications, use of the VOM, and principles of troubleshooting.
    4. Demonstrate an understanding of substations, capacitors, voltage regulators, auto-boosters; practical experience in substation grounding, inspections, substation maintenance; operation and installation of high side fuses, power transformers, substation buswork, and transfer switches; methods of voltage regulation; and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA).
  2. Explain electrical power systems.
    1. Define electrical power.
    2. Explain basic concepts, three-phase review, and per unit.
  3. Explain electrical power distribution.
    1. Discuss basic considerations and distribution system layout.
    2. Discuss distribution transformers.
    3. Discuss distribution equipment.
    4. Discuss distribution substations.
    5. Discuss distribution line construction.
  4. Explain electrical power transmission.
    1. Discuss transmission system overview.
    2. Discuss transmission line parameters.
    3. Discuss transmission line fault current calculation, protection, and bulk power substations.
    4. Discuss transmission line construction.

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