Students are introduced to the basics of power distribution systems and effective utilization of power in heating and illumination applications. The course is concerned with the principles of electrical power engineering and the way of their application to practice.


CLO:1. Identify possible methods of power production, transport and consumption (Level: C1).

CLO:2. Demonstrate knowledge related to the construction of synchronous generator and its operational conditions from the point of view of loading (Level: C3).

CLO:3. Demonstrate the connection of a synchronous generator to phases of the grid (Level: C3).

CLO:4. Classify power consumption appliances and investigate various power factor improvement mechanisms (Level: C4)


  1. Introduction to Power Generation, Power Transmission and National grid-Four Lectures
    • Electrical Power Generation System
    • Electrical Power Transmission System
    • National Grid
    • Estimation of load
    • Load characteristics
    • Electric meter types and Tariffs
    • Substation switch gears and bus bar arrangements
    • Calculation of voltage drop and regulation in distribution feeders
    • Grounding and earthing Distribution
    • Transformer neutral Earthing resistance
    • Earthing practice in L.V. networks
  2. Power Factor-Four Lectures
    • Disadvantages and causes of low power factor
    • Methods for improvement
    • Application of shunt capacitors in distribution network
  3. Heating and Welding- Eight Lectures
    • Electric heating
    • Resistance, induction and dielectric heating
    • Electric furnaces
    • Microwave heating
    • Electric welding
    • Resistance welding and its types
    • Fundamentals of Illumination Engineering: Laws, units and terms used
    • Requirements for good lighting
    • Illumination schemes for various situations (street lighting, commercial/industrial lighting, stadium/flood/stage/spot lighting etc.)
    • Types of lamps, their working and relative merit