EME Building, Room 240
Dr. Javier Guerrero Sedeno
The Renewable Energy Laboratory and renewable energy class, both supported by Puget Sound Energy (PSE) have become an essential part of our power track curriculum. The construction and deployment of new connection panels and the incorporation of new RPM meters have improved the laboratory experiences. The development of this class with its lab is one of the many reasons why WSU is considered one of the few institutions with curriculum in clean energy technology.
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WSU Everett has four Electrical Engineering lab spaces in our building at 915 N. Broadway. These spaces include a capstone seminar and lab space, a hardware/software computing lab, a circuits lab, and a 1188 ft2 lab space dedicated power lab. The power lab has a variety of uses, but its current main use it to support our EE 362 lab course. There is additional space in the power lab that is being utilized as a mini-maker space, and there is a significant amount of countertop and desk space as well. Currently, the main focus of the lab includes the following equipment to support our EE 362 course:
Our power lab equipment is 6x of Labvolt Electric Power Technology Training Systems, which include:
- DC Motor/Generator
- Four-Pole Squirrel Cage Motor
- Three-Phase Wound-Rotor Induction Motor
- Synchronous Motor/Generator
- Resistive Load
- Capacitive Load
- Inductive Load
- Three-Phase Transformer Bank
- Synchronizing Module / Three-Phase Contactor
- Three-Phase Power Supply (Variable)
- Four Quadrant Dynamometer / Power Supply
- Data Acquisition and Control Interface
We also have 1x of the following Labvolt equipment:
- Monocrystalline Silicon Solar Panel
- Solar Panel Test Bench
- Lead-Acid Batteries
There is ample space for expansion of this lab to support additional equipment, furthering the lab course offerings available to WSU Everett students. The lab is also equipped with additional (unused) 3-phase 208 volt power outlets should additional equipment require this.
EME Building, Room B54
The relay lab is an essential part of the power system protection curriculum. Our students gain extensive learning about commercial relays and software, including regular hands-on experience. Without exception, the students who take this lab comment that it is an excellent complement to the formal lecture in the field (EE493). Due to the style of teaching, with examples solved on actual power systems and protection situations, the combination of these two classes gives WSU students real-world power engineering experience.
In this course, students learn the operating principles of key power system components via hands-on experiments. The experiments include different tests on single and three-phase transformers, induction machines, synchronous machines, and DC machines. Students learn to design reactive power compensators, understand non-linear characteristics of power transformers, vector groups of three-phase transformers, harmonic analysis of excitation current of different power transformer configurations, different tests of rotating machines to determine the parameters of the equivalent models, and analysis of responses of rotating machines under different operating conditions.