MODULE-I (10 HOURS)
Introduction to different sources of energy and general discussion on their application to
generation,general introduction to power transmission by DC and AC overhead lines & underground cables, Perunit system, Single line diagram Choice of size and number of generating units: Review of the terms maximum demand, load
factor,diversity factor, plant capacity and use factor, load & load duration curve and their effect on thegenerating capacity. Reserve units (hot, cold and spinning- reserve), different types of power tariffs,brief idea about national grid and its operational problems.
MODULE-II (10 HOURS)
Hydro plant: classification of plants, base load and peak load station, Turbines, head gate, penstock,surge tank, scroll case, draft tube and tail race, power plant auxiliaries.
Thermal Power: Block diagrams, Boilers, steam turbines, super heater, economizer, air preheater, dustcollection, draft fans and chimney; condensers, feed water heaters, cooling water system; Governors,plant layout and station auxiliaries.
MODULE-III (10 HOURS)
Nuclear Power: Fission & fusion, reactor construction, controlled chain reaction, operational controlof reactors, Reactors (Boiling water, pressurized water, sodium graphite, breeder), layout of nuclearpower plant. Electrical System: excitation system, AVR: magnetic amplifier and thyristor converter type/DVR.Main transformer, unit transformer and station reserve transformer, commissioning tests of alternatorsand transformers.
MODULE-IV (10 HOURS)
Substation & Earthing: Types of substations, arrangement of bus-bars and control equipments, solidearthing, resistance earthing and Peterson coil,Distribution System; types of distributors and feeders (radial & ring), voltage drop and loadcalculation, Primary and secondary distribution network, Capacitor placement in distribution network,Distribution system planning, Service area calculation.