Australian Power Quality & Reliability Centre
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The strength of the Centre comes from its wide ranging expertise in both power systems and customer loads, its strong contacts with industry and its knowledge of international research efforts. The Centre operates a modern laboratory with equipment and instrumentation necessary to undertake a range of investigations into both power systems and equipment behaviour.
The Centre offers a consultancy service as well as continuing education courses. The Centre has expertise and experience in the following areas: -
The Centre has extensive consulting experience and has provided consultancy services to some of Australia's largest manufacturing companies and electricity utilities. The Centre provides expert advice and consulting in the areas of
Simple telephone/email enquiries will be dealt with free of charge. More extensive investigations will be charged at commercial rates.
Contact Person on consulting/technical advice:
|Mr Sean Elphick|
|Australian Power Quality & Reliability Centre|
|School of Electrical, Computer & Telecommunications Engineering|
|University of Wollongong|
|Wollongong, NSW 2522|
|Tel: +61 (0)2 4221 4737|
|Fax: +61 (0)2 4221 3236|
The Centre has provided consultancy services to the following organisations:
The Centre operates a number of laboratories for teaching and research purposes. Teaching laboratories contain modern specialised equipment for teaching subjects such as power systems, drives and renewable energy systems.
The Power Quality and Renewable Energy Research Laboratory has a range of equipment useful for a broad range of research. This includes power quality immunity testing of equipment and evaluation of equipment performance characteristics. Hardware is complimented by advanced software packages allowing simulation and analysis. Key equipment for the laboratory includes:
The Centre prepares courses at undergraduate, post-graduate and continuing education levels. Regular continuing education courses are delivered on the following topics: -
Workshops on Australian and International Standards are also available. Specially tailored courses on various aspects of power engineering can be arranged upon request (minimum numbers apply).
The Centre specialises in developing inexpensive but powerful software simulation tools to accompany its courses.