Seventh Semester B.E. Degree Examination, December 2010
Power System Planning
Time: 3 hrs. Max. Marks:100
Note: Answer any FIVE full questions, selecting
At least TWO Questions from each part.
PART – A
1 a. Explain the different tools for power system planning. List out the
Constraints in planning an energy system. (10 Marks)
b. Explain with the help of flow chart the least – cost utility planning.
2 a. Explain the strategy for transmission expansion in a power system.
b. What are the basic processes of cogeneration? Explain. (10 Marks)
3 a. What is the need of private participation in generation planning? How
It can improve power situation in India? (08 Marks)
b. Discuss in brief the basic tariff making philosophy. (12 Marks)
4 a. Mention the choice of technology in order to minimize emissions. Explain
The method of post – combustion clean – up process to reduce gaseous
Pollutants. (10 Marks)
b. Explain with the help of V – T curve the need of insulation coordination
in power system. (10 Marks)
PART – B
5 a. What do you understand by power system reliability? Discuss the terms
System adequacy and system security as applied to power system
Reliability. (10 Marks)
b. With the help of a schematic diagram, explain the various means of load
management. (10 Marks)
6 a. What do you understand by load prediction? Explain regression analysis
Method of LP. (10 Marks)
b. Draw a neat diagram of state estimation and explain its functions clearly.
7 a. Discuss reactive power balance planning clearly indicating the constraints
For optimization. (10 Marks)
b. Explain optimal power system expansion planning methodology.
8 Write short notes on :
a. Least – cost optimization problem for thermal plants.
b. Optimization techniques for solution by programming (Any one method).
c. Power system simulator. (20 Marks)