Catalogue 2014 - 2015

SUS 320 Electrical Power Systems


3 cr.


SUS 101 and SUS 236.

Course Description

This is an introductory level course in the generation, distribution, and management of electrical energy in the context of sustainability. This course presents the essential components and operating features of the power industry so that those components and features can be used effectively with emerging technologies of energy capture (i.e. solar, wind, geothermal, etc.) and energy management (e.g. the Smart Grid). Upon successful completion of this course, students should have a firm understanding of the structure and components of an electrical power system and be able to model such systems and determine associated power flows, efficiencies, and energy budgets.