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Spring 2019 Catalog 
Spring 2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EL 170 - Electric Power Systems

Credit Hours: 3

An overview of the electric power system from generation, transmission, distribution and delivery of electric power. Topics include: methods of generating electricity such as hydro, thermal coal, thermal nuclear, solar and gas turbine, transmission system voltages and construction, along with Wye and Delta distribution systems, transformers, single phase and three phase banks for common delivery voltages, electric service construction and building wiring methods and electric safety.

Course Outcomes
At the completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • use tools for electromechanical fabrication;
  • demonstrate wiring techniques;
  • identify electrical equipment used in building service wiring and utility distribution system;
  • perform building wiring and residential service wiring in accordance with the NEC code;
  • install single phase service connection to service from transformer secondary;
  • identify the delivery voltages in use: 120/240V, 208Y/120V, 480Y/277V, 120/240V Delta;
  • identify the distribution voltages in use: 4.8kV Delta, 4.16kV Wye, 12.47kV Wye, 13.2kV Wye, 13.8kV Wye, 34.5kV Wye;
  • identify the sources of electric power generation in Western New York and New York State and the specific types of generation;
  • describe how each type of generation plant produces energy: Hydro, Nuclear, Thermal (Coal and Oil), Gas Turbine, Diesel;
  • identify the major transmission voltages in use: 115kV, 230kV, 345kV, 765kV and describe how they are connected in a network; and
  • identify the sub-transmission voltages in use: 11.5kV, 23kV, 34.5kV, 46kV, 69kV and describe how they are connected either radial or loop.

Prerequisites: EL 130
Corequisites: EL 174
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