Inside an IPSL Station

Inside an IPSL Station

Recent repair work in IPSL (Interconnected Power Systems Laboratory) made it possible to take a look inside an IPSL Station.  The image below shows the front panel of an IPSL Station and the back of the station with the cover removed. Each station contains the connection terminals for:

  • AC  and DC sources
  • Field and armature circuits of the rotating machines
  • Connections to the main transfer panel, where power can be routed to the loads (light bulb banks, inductor carts, and capacitor boxes)
  • Transmission lines and transformers

The actual rotating machines and their protection systems are located behind each IPSL station (not pictured here). Signal conditioning boxes, used to measure sending end and receiving end voltages and currents, sit on top of each IPSL station. Visit the IPSL Lab Page to learn more.

IPSL Station Diagram


Spring 2016 Course Offerings

Undergraduate Course Descriptions
Graduate Course Descriptions

 Spring Term Offerings

Courses taught by CEPE Faculty

ECEP 354 – Energy Management Principles

ECEP 413 – Power Systems III

ECEP 453/ 673 – Applications of Power Electronic Converters

ECEP 503 – Synchronous Machine Modelling

ECEP 614 – Power System Dynamic Security

Other ECEP Courses

ECEP 371 – Intro to Nuclear Engineering

ECEP 380 – Intro to Renewable Energy

ECEP 402 – Theory of Nuclear Reactors

ECEP 403 – Nuclear Power Plant Design & Operation

ECEP 406 – Intro to Radiation Health Principles

ECEP T480/643 – Solid State Protective Relaying