Short Title:Energy Distribution Systems 1
Full Title:Energy Distribution Systems 1
Module Code:DIST H3001
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:7
Field of Study:Electricity and energy
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Author:Traoloch O Brien
Module Description:This module imparts knowledge and skills to enable the learner to select and specify the components of an electrical distribution system.The module also introduces modeling and analysis of electrical power transmission systems
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Describe the components, construction and protection of the service providers LV distribution system
LO2 Specify and select components for electrical energy distribution
LO3 Use standard techniques to calculate the operating conditions and efficiency of electrical installations.
LO4 Model the operation of an electrical distribution system
LO5 Analyse the operating parameters of an electrical energy distribution system
LO6 Compare and contrast the efficiency, reliability and cost of alternate energy distribution strategies
Pre-requisite learning
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

Module Content & Assessment

Content (The percentage workload breakdown is inidcative and subject to change) %
Electrical distribution systems
Service providers distribution circuit: Service agreement and power quality issues. System types Hardware: Transformer; construction; location; rating; connection and protection Transmission lines; overhead lines, types and electrical representation. Underground cables Generating plant characteristics Load characteristics Substations and protection technology
power transmission calculations 20%
Use of p.u. calculations Steady state electrical transmission calculations
Control of electrical transmission systems
Control of power and frequency: Turbine governors, distribution of load between generators. Weakly connected systems. Control of voltage and reactive power: Generation and absorption of reactive power by generators, lines, and loads. Voltage control
Electrical power transmission modelling and simulation
Use models of selected portions of an electricity grid to study energy flow in the system, in normal operation, and in the event of selected network faults, generator outages, and weather events
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Continuous Assessment Select and specify components of a distribution circuit 1,2 8.00 Week 3
Continuous Assessment Model the operation of a distribution system under steady state operating conditions 1,2,4 8.00 Week 6
Continuous Assessment Analyse operation of distribution circuits. 4,5 8.00 Week 8
Practical/Skills Evaluation Analyse effect of a renewable resource on operation of distribution system 3,4,5 8.00 Week 10
Continuous Assessment Model energy flows with various renewable energy resources. 4,5,6 8.00 Week 11
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,5,6 60.00 End-of-Semester

IT Tallaght reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Class Work 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Lecturer/Lab Mixed Lecture/Practical session 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Time Outside of Class 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • A.S. Pabla, 2008, Electric Power Distribution, 11th Ed., McGraw Hill USA [ISBN: 9780070482852]
  • Richard E. Brown 2002, Electric power distribution reliability, Marcel Dekker New York [ISBN: 978-0824707989]
  • Bayliss Colin 2007, Transmission and distribution electrical engineering, 3rd ed Ed. [ISBN: 978-0750666732]
Recommended Book Resources
  • Richard E. Brown 2002, Electric power distribution reliability, 1st Ed., Marcel Dekker New York [ISBN: 9780824707989]
  • George Kusic, 2009, Computer-Aided Power Systems Analysis, Second Edition, 2nd Ed., CRC Press [ISBN: 9781420061062]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_EAEEE_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Sustainable Energy Engineering 5 Mandatory
TA_EAEEE_D Bachelor of Engineering in Sustainable Energy & Environmental Engineering 5 Mandatory