40220072 (Modern Electrical Power Plant Engineering)

Course Name: Modern Electrical Power Plant Engineering

Course Number: 40220072

Program: Undergraduate program

Type: Elective

Credits: 2

Term Offered: Fall

Prerequisite(s): Power system analysis (especially the short-circuit calculation), High voltage devices

Instructor(s): Zongxiang Lu


Xinyin Xiong, Electrical part of power plant (3rd edition), China Electrical Power Press, 2004. (in Chinese)


Allen J. Wood, Bruce F. Wollenberg. Power Generation, Operation and Control (Second Edition), 2003.

Course Description:

     The course is about the fundamental principle, design and operation of electrical prime system and devices of modern power plant (thermal, hydro and nuclear etc). Through this course, a student can learn about the basic proceeding of generation, transmission, distribution and utilization of electricity, and also the basic principle of electrical prime system and devices used in power plant, and the design method of the electrical part of typical thermal power plant. And the main content of this course are focus on evaluation and designation method of the bus arrangement system and the electrical devices in power plant.

Course Objectives and Outcomes:

     Numbers in brackets are linked to department educational outcomes

1.Students should skillfully master the basic electrical devices used in power plant and the typical modes of bus arrangements system. [1, 3]

2.Students can design the bus arrangement system of a typical thermal power plant and select suitable high voltage devices. [3, 5, 11]

3.Students are familiar with engineering calculation method and the ability to analysis a given bus arrangements system. [5, 11]

Course Topics:

1. Introduction to Chinese electrical power industry and the basic framework of generation, transmission, distribution and utilization of electricity.

2. Fundamental of bus arrangements system of power plant.

3. The bus arrangement of self-using electrical part of a power plant

4. The theoretical functions of heat and force of conductor

5. The principle and selection method of high voltage devices used in power plant

6. Distribution equipments

7. Curriculum designation of bus arrangement of a typical thermal power plant



Visit the Tsinghua University 110kV substation

   Understand the concept of bus arrangements system and high voltage devices in practice.

Course Assessment:

       Homework measures, 20 points.

       Curriculum designation project measures, 30 points.

       Final exam score, 50 points.