NEPLAN | Power Engineering Education using NEPLAN software

Abstract- Many electrical and power systems engineering laboratories must be virtual ones, because practical experiences cannot be performed on a HV transmission system and some of the equipments required are often expensive. Since 2002, the Electrical Engineering Department from “Petru Maior” University of Tg.Mureş has incorporated into its curriculum computer aided design and analysis with the aim to enhance the students’ theoretical understanding and develop power engineering practical skills. The paper describes the authors experience in the assessment of laboratory activities based on NEPLAN software used extensively for the Power Systems Course at “Petru Maior” University of Tg.Mureş : the main capabilities, features and benefits of this professional software for education process and research activities. Finally, the paper highlights the future works and concerns of our Power Systems Group to develop the practical advantages of one of the most
successful power system software – NEPLAN .