Power System Protection Project - POWER Engineers

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Publication Date

April 2010

Faculty Sponsor

Dr. Said Ahmed-Zaid


Our area of research is on protection for high voltage systems. We are attempting to understand how certain protection elements, such as relays and breakers, help defend system components against effects of electrical faults. These faults can cause large amounts of damage to system elements, like transformers and generation components, which can cost millions of dollars. In order to determine what must be done, we are using a program called Power Tools for Windows (PTW) to model a system and run fault analysis tests. After the model is functional, we will implement physical protective relays that utilize our design settings to verify that our model is valid.

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