Course: ECE 512. Electric Power System Protection (3)
Prerequisites: ECE 240; MATH 280 or ECE 280. Introduction to general philosophies and classification of relays is covered. VTs (voltage transformers) and CTs (current transformers) and their selectivity are studied in detail following ANSI/IEEE standards. Design principles and protection with time-overcurrent relays, distance relays, instantaneous current-voltage relays, directional-sensing relays, generator, transformer, bus and line protection using relays are also studied. R-X, MHO, reactance and ground relays are covered as well. A project is assigned in which students select a topic related to the course, perform bibliographical research, write a report and make presentations about their findings. Tools used include MATLAB and ETAP.