IEEE EMC Chapter of Serbia and Montenegro
IEEE EMC Chapter
(EMC - 27)

was founded on April 8, 2011.

Chapter chair:
Vesna Javor, Ph.D.


Course on PSCAD-EMTDC application in power engineering - II part

Location: Faculty of Electronic Engineering of Niš, Niš, Serbia
Date: January 31-February 1, 2018

Poštovane koleginice i kolege, članovi IEEE i studenti Elektronskog fakulteta u Nišu,

Katedra za energetiku i IEEE EMC Chapter Srbije i Crne Gore pozivaju Vas da u sredu 31.01.2018. dođete u 9:00 u salu 104 (dekanat) na Elektronskom fakultetu u Nišu i budete učesnici  II dela kursa Naučite računarski program PSCAD-EMTDC“. 

Od 9-12h u sali 104 biće održano predavanje o atmosferskim pražnjenjima i uticaju na elektroenergetske sisteme (pregled I dela i II deo kursa), a nakon pauze od 12-14h, od 14-15h biće prezentacija DITEN (Department of Naval, Electric and ICT Engineering), University of Genova, Italy, u cilju razmatranja mogućnosti međusobne saradnje. Od 15-17h Primeri korišćenja programa PSCAD-EMTDC.

U četvrtak 01.02.2018. od 9:00 do 12:00 u sali 104 biće održane dodatne vežbe u okviru ovog dvodnevnog II dela kursa.

Ako želite da aktivno učestvujete u seminaru, potrebno je da ponesete laptop. Predavači su prof. dr Renato Procopio i dr Massimo Brignone, Department of Naval, Electric and ICT Engineering (DITEN), University of Genova, Italy. Seminar će biti održan na engleskom jeziku.

S poštovanjem,

IEEE EMC Chapter Chair

doc. dr Vesna Javor

Katedra za energetiku

Course on PSCAD-EMTDC application in power engineering to be held at the Faculty of Electronic Engineering in Niš in two parts: first part: November 29-30, 2017, second part: January/February 2018.

The course aims first at providing the theoretical basis to model lightning currents and electromagnetic fields, as well as at evaluating the effects on power transmission and distribution lines. Then, a training on PSCAD-EMTDC will be offered starting from very simple examples. This will lead the students to the possibility of managing the code developed by the University of Genoa EMC group that evaluates voltages and currents produced in a power network by a direct or indirect lightning strike.

The first part of the course is organized as follows:

Theory: Lightning induced effects on power systems

1) The lightning physics
2) The return stroke models
3) The electromagnetic fields produced by a lightning strike
4) The problem of the field to line coupling
5) Implementation of the Agrawal model in PSCAD-EMTDC to calculate the lightning direct and indirect overvoltages
6) Validation of the developed coupling code using the experimental facility built up in Brazil
7) Evaluation of the lightning performance of distribution network

PSCAD-EMTDC application:

1) Introduction to PSCAD-EMTDC
2) Some exercises that can be faced with the student (free) license.

while the second one will focus its attention on the creation of a set of realistic cases using the lightning field to line coupling code.

Biographies of the lecturers:
Renato Procopio was born in Savona (Italy) in 1974. He graduated cum laude and got his PhD in electrical engineering in 1999 and in 2004 at the University of Genoa where he is currently associate professor. His research interests include lightning modeling and its effects on the electric infrastructures as well as Renewable Energy Sources integration into the transmission and distribution electric grid and microgrids. He is author or co-author of more than 100 papers published in international journals or presented at international conferences. He is senior member of IEEE and member of the IEEE Technical Committee 5 - High Power Electromagnetics and of the editorial board of the Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (Power System Division), advisor of the PhD students in Power Systems and Electromagnetic Compatibility and of more than 60 Master and Bachelor final projects. He is a member of the PhD board of “Scienze e tecnologie per l’ingegneria elettrica, l’ingegneria navale i sistemi complessi per la mobilita”. He is a recipient of the Emerald Literati Awards' Outstanding Paper accolade for the best paper published in the Electrical Engineering Journal COMPEL (2003) for the paper “A full-Maxwell algorithm for the field-tomulticonductor line-coupling problem”. He is the Main professor in three Bachelor and Master University of Genoa courses and responsible of the connection between the Savona Campus (1700 students) and the secondary school institutions of Liguria region and of the counseling service for students at the Savona Campus.

Massimo Brignone was born in Finale Ligure (Savona, Italy) in 1979. He graduated cum laude in Mathematics and got his PhD in Mathematics and Applications in 2003 and 2006 at the University of Genoa, respectively, where he is currently a researcher. His research interests include lightning modeling and its effects on the electric infrastructures as well as direct and indirect electromagnetic problems, and microgrid energy management systems. From 2017, he has been the head of the start-up WiGaar S.r.L., whose main activities are related to project, control, management and optimization of electrical and thermal energy flows inside smart microgrid. Massimo Brignone is the co-author of more than 100 scientific contributions published in international journals or presented at international conferences, and he is actually part of the editorial board of the Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (Power System Division). He was the co-advisor of eight master and bachelor final projects. He won the Best Paper Award for the contribution entitled “Optimal Thermal Power Production by Means of an Equivalent Electric Circuit for a Thermal Network: the Savona Campus Smart Polygeneration Microgrid Case” presented at the international conference IISA2016 in Corfu, Greece. Moreover, in 2014 he won the second Start Cup prize of the University of Genova, for realizing the project "MASS – A smart system to manage energy for residential and commercial users".