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The Centre of Research Excellence for Advanced Cooperative Systems (ACROSS) is an interdepartmental research centre at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing. The centre performs research in cooperative systems related to robotics, networked embedded systems and renewable energy systems. Its establishment and operation is funded by the European FP-7 Capacities "Research Potential" program [285939, FP7-REGPOT-2011-1].

Published: 2012-09-28 at 10:49
Edited: 2012-11-07 at 10:31
Research seminar "Advance scheme...

The following research seminar was held under the auspices of the ACROSS project, IEEE Croatia Power & Energy Chapter and Industry Applications Chapter:


Seminar details
Title Advance scheme for the EHV & HV Shunt Reactor Protection
Speaker Meliha B. Selak, P. Eng
Date 12.10.2012. 08:00 - 11:00
Location Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Grey Hall


The seminar presented experiences and recent advances in the area of power transmission systems with emphasis on utilization of new intelligent devices and telecommunication media for protective purposes. More about the speaker and seminar you can find in the detailed news content.



From the first installation to the present, shunt reactors have formed an important component of the AC power transmission system and is used to compensate for the capacitive reactance of transmission lines and cables. This capacitance produces VAR result in high voltages. So, the main task of shunt compensation is voltage regulation.
This presentation will focus on the protection planning aspects of these installations, and the role protection takes in assuring the specified performance of these important elements in the power system. With new intelligent devices and telecommunication media (digital microwave and fibre optic cables), the protective schemes for the shunt reactors make the power system more reliable and costly effective.
Biography of the author:
Meliha B. Selak is a Specialist Engineer in Electrical Power Systems with BC Hydro. She has an Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Sarajevo and has over 30 years of experience in various aspects of power systems engineering including utility protection, research & development, project management and consulting on international projects. Prior to joining BC Hydro in 2000, she worked as a research engineer in the Power System Group at the University of British Columbia on Real-Time Power System Simulator in connection with EMTP. Her technical activities include power system protection and control applications, power system analysis, evaluations and interconnection studies for the various plants connecting to the power system, as well as development of the protection guidelines.
She is a registered professional engineer in the Province of British Columbia and is a senior member of IEEE. In 2009 she is serving as the vice president for Chapters for the IEEE Power & Energy Society and a member of its governing board. Also, she is a member of the IEEE Power System Relay Committee (PSRC). She has written numerous documents and technical papers associated on the power system subjects and also a paper reviewer.
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ACROSS project has received research funding from the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Union (Grant Agreement No. 285939 FP7-REGPOT-2011-1).


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