Electrical Power Systems for Non-Engineers Training

Commitment 2 Days, 7-8 hours a day.
Language English
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Delivery Options Instructor-Led Onsite, Online, and Classroom Live


Electrical Power Systems for Non-Engineers Training, is a training course and seminar intended for non-engineers, non-power system engineers, managers, and others. Power Systems for non-engineers training is developed for anyone who wants to develop a good understanding of power systems, their architecture and building blocks, their components, products and services, and their integration.

  • 2 Days of Electrical Power Systems for Non-Engineers Training with an expert instructor
  • Electrical Power Systems for Non-Engineers Electronic Course Guide
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee



Upon completing this training course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

  • Discuss the key concepts of the Power System
  • Discuss electricity and how the electrical power system works
  • List the various Power System Terms
  • Discuss the essentials of interconnected electric power systems in very basic, practical terms
  • Understand the implications of having an inter-connected nationwide system
  • Discuss important aspects of an interconnected power system
  • Describe overall concepts of power systems planning, design, and operation
  • Describe electrical concepts, design considerations, construction practices, and operational aspects
  • Incorporate demonstrations of key concepts in the Power Systems
  • We can adapt this training course to your group’s background and work requirements at little to no added cost.
  • If you are familiar with some aspects of this training course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
  • We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the training around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
  • If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the training course in a manner understandable to lay audiences.

The target audience for this training course:

  • all

There are no formal prerequisites for this course.

  • N/A


Power Systems Overview, Terminology, and Basic Concepts
  • History of Electric Power
  • Overview of Power Systems
  • Terminology and Basic Concepts
  • Mystery of Electricity (amps, volts, watts, etc.)
  • Components
  • Characteristics
  • How the power system works
  • Sources of Power Generation
  • Power System components
  • Interconnected system operation and control
  • Issues facing the electrical industry
  • Voltage, Current and Resistance
  • AC (alternate current) vs. DC (direct current)Power Energy
  • Three Phase Power
  • Power Triangle
Basic Grid Operations
  • Introduction to Power Grid Operation
  • Power system background
  • Fundamentals of power system angle and voltage stability
  • Generator controls
  • Frequency regulation
  • Corrective control versus preventative (N-1) strategies
  • Options for managing the new distribution system
  • Roles and Stakeholders
  • Important stakeholder
  • Distributed System Operators (DSO)
  • Market players who operate an electricity network
  • Positioning on the market or technical factors
  • Distribution system operators connected to the transmission system
  • Regional distribution system operator
  • Local distribution system operator
  • Market desk and DSO relationship
Power System Components
  • Generators
  • Transformers
  • Transmission Lines
  • Loads
  • Construction
  • Distribution
  • Generation
  • Substations
  • Transmission
  • Load Factor
  • Impedance
  • Power Factor
  • Losses
  • Right-of-Way
  • Safety
Power Generation and Energy Conversion
  • Electrical Energy
  • Turbine
  • Electrical Generator
  • Coal-Fired Power Plant
  • Combustion Turbine Power Plant
  • Hydroelectric Power Plant
  • Nuclear Power Plant
  • Renewable
Modern Power Station
  • Transmission of Electric
  • Power
  • Transmission
  • Transmission Losses
  • Distribution of Power
  • AC Power
  • Power Factor
Power Generation
  • AC vs. DC
  • AC Voltage Generation
  • The Three-Phase AC Generator
  • Real-Time Generation
  • Generator Connections
  • Wye and Delta Stator Connections
  • Power Plants and Prime Movers
  • Transmission Lines
Alternative Energy Sources
  • Renewable energy sources
  • Alternative sources to generate electricity
  • Solar energy
  • Geothermal energy
  • Biomass energy
  • Ocean energy
  • Wind energy
Transmission Lines
  • Conductors
  • Transmission Line Design Parameters
  • Underground Transmission
  • Large power transformers
  • Distribution Boards
  • Earthing/Grounding
  • Need for Earthing
  • Electric shock (Direct and indirect)
  • Substation Equipment
  • Layouts
  • Transformers
  • Regulators
  • Circuit Breakers
  • Reclosers
  • Disconnect Switches
  • Lightning Arresters
  • Electrical Bus
  • Capacitor Banks
  • Reactors
  • Static VAR Compensators
  • Control Buildings
  • Preventative Maintenance
Power Distribution
  • Distribution Systems
  • Transformer Connections (Optional Supplementary Reading)
  • Fuses and Cutouts
  • Riser or Dip Pole
  • Underground Service
Power Consumption
  • Electrical Energy Consumption
  • Power System Efficiency
  • Power Factor
  • Supply and Demand
  • Demand-Side Management
  • Metering
  • Performance-Based Rates
  • Service-Entrance Equipment
Power System Protection
  • Two Types of Protection
  • System-Protection Equipment and Concepts
  • Distribution Protection
  • Transmission Protection
  • Substation Protection
  • Generator Protection
  • Generator Synchronization
  • Overall Transmission Protection
  • Personal Protection (Safety)
  • Electrical Safety
  • Personal Protection
Interconnected Power Systems
  • Interconnected Power Systems
  • The North American Power Grids
  • Regulatory Environment
  • Interchange Scheduling
  • Interconnected System Operations
  • System Demand and Generator Loading
  • Reliable Grid Operations
System Control Centers and Telecommunications
  • Electric System Control Centers
  • Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)
  • Energy Management Systems
  • Telecommunications
Power Quality
  • Components
  • Continuity
  • Quality
  • Efficiency
  • Causes of Power Quality
  • Problems
  • Voltage fluctuations (flicker)
  • Voltage dips and interruptions
  • Voltage Imbalance (unbalance)
  • Power frequency variations
  • Harmonics
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