Power Distributuion and Utilization (EE3143)


Linear Circuit Analysis (EE-1213)

Recommended Book(s)

Title: A Text Book Of Electrical Power
Authors: M. L. Anand
Publisher: --
Ed: Current

Reference Book(s)

Electrical Power Distribution System By Turan Gonen

Course Objectives

Students are introduced to the basics of power distribution systems and effective utilization of power in heating and illumination applications. The course is concerned with the principles of electrical power engineering and the way of their application to practice.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLO)

CLO:1. Identify possible methods of power production, transport and consumption (Level: C1).
CLO:2. Demonstrate knowledge related to the construction of synchronous generator and its operational conditions from the point of view of loading (Level: C3).
CLO:3. Demonstrate the connection of a synchronous generator to phases of the grid (Level: C3).
CLO:4. Classify power consumption appliances and investigate various power factor improvement mechanisms (Level: C4).

Course Contents

1. Introduction to distribution system

· Urban, suburban and rural distribution systems
· Primary, secondary and tertiary voltages
· Radial and ring main systems, application of distribution transformers
· Estimation of load
· Load characteristics
· Substation switch gears and bus bar arrangements
· Calculation of voltage drop and regulation in distribution feeders
· Grounding and earthing
· Distribution transformer neutral
· Earthing resistance
· Earthing practice in L.V. networks

2. Power Factor:

· Disadvantages and causes of low power factor
· Methods for improvement
· Application of shunt capacitors in distribution network

3. Batteries & Electrochemical Processes:

· Main types of batteries and their working
· Battery charging
· Electroplating
· Electrolysis and electro-metallurgical process
· Cathodic protection of poles
· Gas pipes, oil pipes and water structures

4. Heating and Welding:

· Electric heating
· Resistance, induction and dielectric heating
· Electric furnaces
· Microwave heating
· Electric welding
· Resistance welding and its types
· Fundamentals of Illumination Engineering:
· Laws, units and terms used
· Requirements for good lighting
· Illumination schemes for various situations (street lighting, commercial/industrial lighting,
stadium/flood/stage/spot lighting etc.)
· types of lamps, their working and relative merit

Mapping of CLOs to Program Learning Outcomes






PLO:1 (Engineering Knowledge)





PLO:2 (Problem Analysis)




PLO:3 (Design and Development of Solutions)





PLO:4 (Investigation)





PLO:5 (Modern Tool Usage)





PLO:6 (The Engineer and Society)





PLO:7 (Environment and Sustainability)





PLO:8 (Ethics)





PLO:9 (Individual and Team Work)





PLO:10 (Communication)





PLO:11 (Project Management)





PLO:12 (Life Long Learning)