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Course Name ICT Enabled Power System Protection
Course Code 18PR716
Program M. Tech. in Power & Energy Engineering(Smart Grids & Electric Vehicles)
Year Taught 2018


Course Syllabus

IEEE Protection Standards & Guides, Protection.

Characteristics: Reliability, Security, Speed, Selectivity and Economics.

Review of protection schemes: Over-current protection Differential Protection, Distance protection, quadrilateral relay, elliptical relay.

Numerical relay: principles, Data Acquisition Systems, RTU, IED.

Synchrophasor based Wide Area Monitoring Systems (WAMS): PMU, Data Sampling and signal conditioning, Use of FFT, DFT, Wavelet for protection algorithms. Fault location and identification.

Information and Communication Technology application to protective systems: ICT functions, ICT control of network for protection coordination, Common Format for Transient Data Exchange (COMTRADE). Protection in Distributed Generators (DGs), micro grids and smart grids. Power system protection testing: automatic testing, test methods, maintenance and field testing of relays.

Case study and simulations: ICT based fault detection identification and classification, Adaptive protection coordination.

Laboratories: Testing of numerical over current relays, under/over frequency relays & differential relays.

Text Books / References

  • T.S.M. Rao “Digital/Numerical Relays” Tata McGraw-Hill Education, 01-Jul-2005.
  • Badari Ram and D. N. Viswakarma, “Power System Protection and Switchgear”, Tata McGraw Hill, 2011.
  • Bhuvanesh A. Oza, “Power System Protection and Switchgear”, Tata McGraw Hill, 2010.
  • Y.G. Paithankar and S.R Bhide, “Fundamentals of Power System Protection”, Prentice-Hall of India, 2003.
  • IEEE standards, Transaction papers on power system protection.


‘ICT Enabled Power System Protection’ is a course offered in the M. Tech. in Power & Energy Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri campus.

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