The ETAP software is used for both instruction and research in power system courses in the Electrical Engineering Department at Louisiana State University. Most of the students taking these courses are seniors or graduate students. A large number of students in the power system area are now being exposed to the software at LSU thanks to the generosity of ETAP.
Introduction of ETAP is taught in the senior/graduate level course “Power System Modeling and Analysis with Laboratory.” In the laboratory part, power system analysis is performed using this software for load-flow, fault analysis, compensator design, and transmission line studies.
ETAP is utilized as a teaching tool at the graduate level courses. Courses such as “Advance Power System Protection” intimately integrate the software into the subject matter. ETAP software is also aids graduate students in performing power system studies on several research projects including:
- Renewable effects on distribution lines
- Network protector study
- Fault diagnostics agent for distribution lines
- Reliability of power systems with penetration of renewable sources
“We are truly grateful for OTI’s support and look forward to our continued partnership,” said Tammy Abshire, CFRE Associate Director of Development & Stewardship, LSU College of Engineering.