Riadh Habash (rhabash@site.uottawa.ca)

TA: Faizhussain Arsiwala (FARSI037@uottawa.ca)

TA Project: Awjeet Singh (asing158@uottawa.ca)

Course Assessment

Knowledge Acquisition

Two DGD Tests (20 marks) + Two Cases (20 marks)

Knowledge Creation

Design Project (30 marks) + ePortfolio (30 marks)



Studio Video Competition

ELG4125: Electric Power Transmission and Distribution Systems



Sep 06 DGD1: Apparent power; Reactive power; Complex power; Power factor correction
Sep 06 Lecture: Introduction
Sep 08 Lecture Notes 1: Power System Exercise
Sep 11 Lab: Read Section 1.5 of the textbook and practice Figs 1.6-1.8; Solve Example 2.3 using Powerworld.
Form groups of 2 for the project.
Sep 13 DGD2: Solving Problems on Efficiency and Voltage Regulations
Sep 13 Lecture: Course Case Study
Sep 15 Lecture: Lecture Notes 2; Nuclear Power Plants


Sep 18 Lab: Project Idea
Sep 20 DGD3: Exercises on Transmission Systems
Sep 20 Lecture: Power Transformers (Lecture Notes 2)
Sep 22 Lecture: Power Transmission Lines
Sep 25 Lab: Start of Project Proposal (Template): Brief project presentations (max 2 min, each group)
Sep 27 DGD: Exercises on Transmission Lines
Sep 27

Lecture: Course Case Study

Sep 29

Lecture: Chapter 4: 4.1-4.5; Power Transmission Lines     

Oct 02 Lab: Project work; See uOttawa LED Retrofit Project
Oct 04

DGD: Exercises on Transmission Lines

Oct 04

Steady State Operation of Transmission Lines: 5.1; 5.2 (Read Example 5.1)

Oct 06 Tutorial on Transmission Line
Oct 09


Oct 11

DGD: Exercises on Transmission Lines

Oct 11 Lecture: Symmetrical Faults; Lightning Effects on Power System  
Oct 13 Lecture: System Protection
Oct 16 Submission of Project Detailed Proposal (10%) (Template)
Send to: Awjeet Singh (asing158@uottawa.ca). Title your email as: ELG4125Case1(YourNames)
Oct 18 DGD Test (10%): Based on "Problem Solving" Pedagogy
Oct 18 Lecture: Review for the case study
Oct 20 Submission of Case 1 (10%):  Submission 1 Layout
Submit your Case 1 by email (rhabash@site.uottawa.ca). Title your email as: ELG4125Case1(YourName)
The case MUST start with a single line diagram for the power plant, substation, and transmission line
DEFINE and SIZE (through Internet search) all components of the three systems including drivers, generators, transformers, relays and circuit breakers, conductors, insulators, towers, etc.
Provide the details of configuration, grounding and lightning protection systems.
Remember, this is an open-ended case where you can reflect your organizational and technical writing skills.


Oct 30 Lab: To judge your adopted building on energy efficiency, you should use LEED point rating system.
Nov 01 DGD: See the Virtual Campus
Nov 01 Lecture: FACTSUtility Applications of Power Electronics; Power System Control
Nov 03 Lecture on Case Study 2: Distribution Substations
Nov 06 Lab: Initial Review of Project Videos (Flash animation! A text! Anything that happens in front of a screen!
Step 1: Define the Content and the Objectives
Step 2:
Adopt Open-ended Pedagogic Approach
Step 3: Engaging Story-boarding
Step 4: Pick a video-editing software of your choice and you will quickly realize how creative you can be!
(How to Make a Good Video: Samples)
Nov 08 DGD: See the Virtual Campus
Nov 08 Lecture on Case Study 2: Primary and Secondary Distribution Systems
Nov 10 Lecture: Power Distribution; Power Distribution Systems
Nov 13 Lab: Progress Review of Project Videos
Nov 15 DGD on Distribution Systems
Nov 15 Lecture: Power Distribution; Power Distribution Systems
Nov 17 Lecture: Power Distribution; Power Distribution Systems
Nov 20 Lab: Final Review of Project Videos before Final Presentation
Nov 22 Preparation for Test 2 (10%): Based on DGDs
Nov 22 Invited Speaker: Richard Thorne, Hydro Ottawa (The Arts of Increasing Job Odds)
Nov 24 Lecture: Categories of Wind Turbines; 3 Case Studies of Grid Interconnection; Design and Energy Estimates for Wind Farms; How much do Wind Turbines Cost? Wind Farm Cable Layout
Nov 27 Lab: Project Video Presentations
Nov 29 Test 2 (10%): Based on DGDs
Nov 29 Lecture: Building Better Transformers; Harmonics
Dec 01 Final Comments on the case study
Dec 02 The Henderson Living Learning Event: Greening Curriculum, Campus, and Community
Dec 04 Lab: Project Video Presentations
Dec 06 Lab: Project Progress
Dec 06 Submission of Case Studies (1 and 2) by Email
Dec 15 12:00 Submission of Project Video by Email to: rhabash@site.uottawa.ca and zghaz059@uottawa.ca.
The final version of the video should reflect the design aspects of your project.
Dec 16
Final Exam
12:00 Submission of e-Portfolio (Download the Template) be Email: 30 marks
e-Portfolio is composed of the entire single-line diagram (power plant to various loads) plus the wind farm. Size all components and include related data (in numbers) within each section of the power system. This include, for example, levels of voltage, current capacity, configurations, type and number of elements, efficiency, voltage regulation, etc.
The e-Portfolio should reflect all design aspects of Case 1 and Case 2.
Write your name and number at the bottom of the portfolio.
Dec 16
Final Exam
14:00-17:00: PEER Evaluation of Project Videos (MRT 218): Total: 20 marks
This is a Final Exam. All students should participate in the evaluation process.

You will be provided with an evaluation sheet. You should evaluate each video based on the following criteria:
Introduction and Use of Media: 10 marks
Design details: 10 marks
Total: 20 marks

Your evaluation sheet will be assessed based on its effectiveness: 5 marks.

Times and Locations


Day and Time


Lecture 1

Wednesday 13:00-14:30

MRN 021


Wednesday 08:30-10:00


Lecture 2

Friday: 11:30-13:00

MRN 021

Lab 1

Monday: 8:30-11:30

SITE 2060

Lab 2 Monday: 8:30-11:30 SITE 2052