Modern electrical power systems involve new methods of exploring renewable energy. It includes the ‘green generation’ of electricity by means of PV Solar Systems, Wind Power Technology, Geothermal Technology and Hydro Power.
The determination and control of fault levels, active power, reactive power, voltage and frequency are essential in a modern electrical power system. Power quality issues are also addressed by modern mitigation techniques.
Electrification in the early 20th century dramatically improved productivity and increased the well-being of the industrialized world. This is no longer a luxury – now a necessity – electricity powers the industries, machineries, computers, health-care systems, and the entertainment of modern society. This involves with the coping with rising demand for power and the system demand forecast.
The future belongs to smart grids as they will provide more electricity to meet rising demand, increase reliability and quality of power supplies, increase energy efficiency, be able to integrate low carbon energy sources into power networks. Smart grids possess demand response capacity to help balance electrical consumption with supply, as well as the potential to integrate new technologies to enable energy storage devices and the large-scale use of electric vehicles.
Electrical systems will undergo a major evolution, improving reliability and reducing electrical losses, capital expenditures and maintenance costs. A smarter grid will provide greater control over energy costs and a more reliable energy supply for consumers. Environmental benefits of a smarter grid include reduced peak demand, integration of more renewable power sources, and reduced CO2 emissions and other pollutants.
Power System Stability incorporates the Flexible AC Transmission System (FACTS) have been evolving to a mature technology with high power rating. This technology has wide spread application, became a top rate, most reliable one, based on power electronics. The main purpose of these systems is to supply the network as quickly as possible with inductive or capacitive reactive power that is adapted to its particular requirements, while also improving transmission quality and the efficiency of the power transmission system.
GLOMACS course entitled “Modern Electrical Power Systems” will help keep the participants abreast of new developments in this specialist field and to apply alternative energy solutions to current practices. It will also contribute to reducing the world’s carbon footprint and to reduce global warming effects. In addition, the introduction and merits of the Smart Grids are also discussed in this course.