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EL 262 - Renewable Energy in Electric Power Systems

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers several types of renewable energy including wind, photovoltaic and solar thermal electricity, tidal power, wave power, hydropower and biomass. Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of conventional power generation and conditioning, and the effects of variable power generation on voltage and frequency stability. Circuits and machines used to convert renewable energy into electrical form will be examined. Electrical transmission and distribution systems, reactive power management, power and load flow, faults and protection will be introduced.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • identify and describe a variety of renewable energy systems;
  • apply electrical and electronic circuit theory to the conversion of renewable energy to electrical form;
  • describe electrical transmission and distribution systems;
  • explain the effects of various renewable energy systems on society and the environment;
  • identify and use appropriate technical literature for the research project; and
  • make an effective presentation of a research topic.

Prerequisites: EL154, EL158
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