Electrical Engineering Department
BS in Electrical Engineering
Each power system built in the industry requires a protection plan. Undetected faults in a power system can contribute to hazardous conditions, overheating of power devices, low or high system voltages, unbalanced conditions, and blackouts. This senior project is the design of a protection plan for a power system using the software Electric Transient Analyzer Program (ETAP). With ten buses, five transformers, two generators, two motors, and six transmission lines, there are many possibilities for a fault to occur. The Load flow and fault analysis are studied before the system is protected. All components of the system are protected using methods such as differential and overcurrent protection. Without a proper power protection plan, any disturbance within the network has a chance of rendering the network inoperable. This project illustrates the protection styles and techniques used by professional engineers in the field of power.