Subject description - A1B15EN1

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A1B15EN1 Power Engineering 1
Roles:P, V Extent of teaching:2+2L
Department:13115 Language of teaching:CS
Guarantors:  Completion:Z,ZK
Lecturers:  Credits:5
Tutors:  Semester:Z


The subject provides basic knowledge about the CR power system structure and operational characteristics and electrical power systems. Then it informs about the electric strength of insulators, machines and other power system devices. It presents knowledge about damaging phenomena of insulation systems and procedures for their elimination. It enables to meet insulation systems testing and diagnostics problems.

Course outlines:

1. Electrical power system.
2. Electrical power sources.
3. Nuclear and hydro power plants.
4. Transmission systems of electrical energy.
5. Electrical power distribution systems.
6. Testing and high voltage laboratories equipment.
7. High voltage measuring techniques.
8. Electrical strength of insulation systems.
9. Electrical discharges in power systems.
10. Switching and protective devices.
11. Failures states in electrical power systems.
12. Testing and diagnoses.
13. Electrical power engineering and the environment.
14. Renewable power sources.

Exercises outline:

1. Safety rules for work in laboratories and in service.
2. Practising of power plant fundamentals.
3. Power engineering calculations.
4. Power plants calculations.
5. Introduction to the ATP-EMTP program.
6. Application of the ATP-EMTP program for problems solving.
7. Dimensioning of power lines.
8. High voltage measurement.
9. Electrical strength of insulators.
10. U50 identification by the standard method.
11. Using "up and down? method for determining U50.
12. Creeping discharges on the insulators boundary.
13. Electrical strength of the configuration peak-board.
14. Laboratory records check and assessment.


Girsby L.L.: Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution, Third Edition, CRC Press, FL 2012 Haynes G.: Electric Power Transmission. American Press, New York 2017. Study materials are available at


Requirements to obtain the assessment are exercises attendance and a term thesis elaborating. Successful exam passing is determined in the Study and Examination Code of CTU in Prague.


Subject is included into these academic programs:

Program Branch Role Recommended semester
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BPOI_BO Common courses V 3
BPOI3 Software Systems V 3
BPOI2 Computer and Information Science V 3
BPKYR1 Robotics V 3
BPKYR_BO Common courses V 3
BPKYR3 Systems and Control V 3
BPKYR2 Sensors and Instrumentation V 3
BPKME1 Communication Technology V 3
BPKME5 Komunikace a elektronika V 3
BPKME_BO Common courses V 3
BPKME4 Network and Information Technology V 3
BPKME3 Applied Electronics V 3
BPKME2 Multimedia Technology V 3
BPEEM1 Applied Electrical Engineering P 3
BPEEM_BO Common courses P 3
BPEEM2 Electrical Engineering and Management P 3
BMI(ECTS) Manager Informatics V 3
BWM(ECTS) Web and Multimedia V 3
BIS(ECTS) Intelligent Systems V 3
BSI(ECTS) Software Engineering V 3

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