WET 2205 Wind Turbine Systems

This course provides an introduction to the major electrical components and systems of wind turbines and how they work. Various types of generators, transformers, variable frequency drives, power converters, electric pitch systems, sensors, protection devices, and control systems are discussed. Troubleshooting, safety equipment, procedures, and methods are presented. Introduction to Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) communication protocols.

This course may include both classroom and online activities such as video, tests/quizzes, simulations, and discussion boards. This course will include out-of-class work such as reading and writing assignments, practice and practical application assignments, and projects. A minimum of five hours of out-of-class work will be assigned per week.

5.5 Quarter Credit Hours, 80 (Lecture 30, Lab 50)