Class Syllabus:

First undergraduate class on power and energy systems. Broad introduction to all aspects of how power systems functions, including generation and transmission of electrical energy, power electronics, wind and solar, and electrical machines and drives. For more complete information on the requirements and expectation of the class, see syllabus.

This website is used for most of the materials posted in this class. The Canvas Site is only used for posting grades and homework submission.

Class: Monday, Wednesday, 2:30pm-4:20pm, https://washington.zoom.us/j/94906646982
Instructor: Baosen Zhang, zhangbao@uw.edu, Office: EEB M310.
Labs: Labs start in the third week of class.
TA: Yao Long, longyao@uw.edu; Yize Chen, yizechen@uw.edu

Office Hours:

  1. My office hours: Tuesdays 11:30-12:30pm https://washington.zoom.us/j/94999317844.
  2. Yao’s office hour: Thursdays 2-3pm, https://washington.zoom.us/j/98707662125
  3. Yize’s office hour: Mondays 4:30-5:30pm, https://washington.zoom.us/j/9989155973
  4. You’re welcome to schedule other times by emailing one of us.

Note:

  1. There is no required textbook for this class. The book “Electrical Energy: An Introduction”, by Mohamed A. El-Sharkawi is a good reference.
  2. I will try to respond to emails within 24 hours. Remember, the TAs often reply much faster than I do.
  3. Lectures are recorded and will be posted on Youtube.

Structure:

  1. There will be weekly homework assignments. Late homework would not be accepted without prior permission from the instructor.
  2. Grade distribution: homework 25%, labs 25%, exams 50%

Midterm and Finals:

  1. Midterm Exam. Due at 11:59pm, May 3rd. Submit at CANVAS. Remote exam, you may use books, your notes, computers,… You may not communicate with other students. Office hour from 2:30 to 4:20, link
  2. Final Exam: Due at 11:59pm, June 8th. Submit at CANVAS Remote exam, you may use books, your notes, computers,… You may not communicate with other students. Office hour from 2 to 4pm, zoom link

Schedule of Classes:

  1. Introduction annotated slides, History of Power Systems annotated slides, recorded lecture; Reference chapter 1
  2. Phasor Analysis annotated slides, recorded lecture, recorded lecture 2; Reference chapter 7
  3. Power Electronics annotated slides, recorded lecture, recorded lecture 2, recorded lecture 3; Reference chapter 10
  4. Energy Resources annoated slides, recorded lecture, recorded lecture; Solar Energy, annotated slides, recorded lecture; Reference chapter 6
  5. Wind Energy, annotated slides, recorded lecture, recorded lecture 2; Reference chapter 6
  6. Hydro annotated slides, recorded lecture; Reference chapters 3, 4
  7. Three Phase annotated slides, recorded lecture; Reference chapter 8
  8. Synchronous Machines annotated slides, recorded lecture, recorded lecture 2; Reference chapter 12
  9. Transformers annotated slides, recorded lecture; Reference chapter 11
  10. Induction Motor annotated slides, recorded lecture; Reference chapter 12
  11. Blackouts, Reference chapter 9

Labs:

Lab groups are determined once the class starts, including starting times for each group.
Labs will be virtual this quarter. Groups AA, AB https://washington.zoom.us/j/98191579199; Groups AD, AE https://washington.zoom.us/j/9989155973
Lab Manuals:

  1. Lab Introduction: Week of April 12th. Zoom links in the pdf documents. Introduction, PLECS, Installing PLECS, Installing Matlab
  2. Lab 1 material, submit at CANVAS
  3. Lab 2 material, submit at CANVAS
  4. Lab 3 material, submit at CANVAS

Homework Assignments:

  1. Homework 1, due April 8th at 11:59pm. Solution
  2. Homework 2, due April 15th at 11:59pm. Solution
  3. Homework 3, due April 22nd at 11:59pm. Solution
  4. Homework 4, due April 29th at 11:59pm. Solution
  5. Homework 5, Solution
  6. Homework 6, due May 13th at 11:59pm. Solution
  7. Homework 7, due May 20th at 11:59pm. Solution
  8. Homework 8, due May 30th at 11:59pm. Solution
  9. Homework 9, due June 4th at 11:59pm. Solution