Courses Catalogue

Power Quality Management

ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Electrical Engineering, B.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description


The course unit covers definitions and standards of power quality, kinds of power quality problems, sources of sags and transient over-voltages, protection devices, harmonic distortion, principles for controlling harmonics, devices for filtering harmonics, time and frequency domain methods of analysis, monitoring power quality, and power quality improvement



To study the various issues affecting Power Quality, their production, monitoring and suppression.



By the end of this course, the student should be able to:

1.      Outline the root of the power quality problems in industry and their impact on performance and economics.

2.      Evaluate the severity of voltage sag, voltage swell, harmonics, and transients in distribution networks

3.      Describe the methods to improve power quality and know the advantages and disadvantages of these methods.

4.      List the various aspects of power quality measurements and power quality conditioners to suppress power system disturbances.

5.      Have the adequate knowledge to follow and understand advanced up-to-date Power Quality papers, journals and legal legislations.



A student completing the course is expected to:

1.      Design circuits to mitigate power quality issues.

2.      Solve complex engineering problems which require high level of analysis and synthesis skills using theoretical and experimental knowledge in mathematics, sciences and Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

3.      Evaluate basic electric power quality problems and indicate potential solutions

4.      Identify power transients and provide solutions that prevent such events from occurring

  • Give the benefits of proper power monitoring
  • Distinguish between the various categories of power quality problems

·         Explain how the voltage problem variations are developed due to different types of power system components.

·         Develop the equations describing the voltage sags and describe the voltage sags system performance indices.