Power System Fundamentals for 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


The Power System Fundamentals for Engineers Training course will help you to understand the basic concepts of electricity generation, circuit analysis, power plants, generators, power delivery, and the power market.

The Power System Fundamental training course simply teaches you the history behind power generation and lays down the basic theory of circuit analysis in AC/DC systems. Different components of a power system including the generation units (power plants), transmission level (transmission lines and substations), and customers (loads) will be discussed. The operation principles of governors, boilers, cooling towers, and turbines are discussed in the power system fundamental training course.

This course gives you sufficient knowledge to understand the operation of synchronous generators as the main components in electricity generation by introducing the magnetic theory and simplified electrical models. Transformers as the second important device in power plants will be introduced and analyzed in detail. Furthermore, power delivery topics including transmission line modeling, HVDC transmission, reliability challenges in power delivery, and customer demand are introduced in Power System Fundamental for the engineers training course.

  • 2 days of Power System Fundamentals for Engineers Training with an expert instructor
  • Power System Fundamentals for Engineers Electronic Course Guide
  • Certificate of Completion
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Upon completing this training course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

  • Explain the basics of circuit analysis
  • Understand the main elements of power plants
  • Describe the electricity generation in generators
  • Understand the transformer operation and modeling
  • Differentiate different transmission lines
  • Model and analyze transmission lines
  • Understand the different types of loads and their performance
  • Describe the operation of induction machines
  • Understand the HVDC transmission systems
  • Understand the concepts of power system operation and power market
  • Explain the concept of profit in economic operation
  • Understand the different terminologies in the power market such as Ancillary services, the concept of reserve, and balance between generation and demand
  • We can adapt this Power System Fundamental course to your group’s background and work requirements at little to no added cost.
  • If you are familiar with some aspects of this Power System Fundamental course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
  • We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the Power System Fundamental 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 Power System Fundamental course in a manner understandable to lay audiences.

The target audience for this training course:

  • Power System Engineers
  • Electric Power Utility Engineers
  • Technicians
  • Test Engineers
  • Protection and Control Engineers
  • Engineers Seeking PDH
  • All individuals who need to understand the power system from generation to consumption
  • Power utility engineers
  • Test engineers
  • Engineers seeking Ph.D. and graduate studies
  • Power traders to understand the power systems
  • Independent system operator personnel
  • Faculty members from academic institutes who want to teach the power system engineering course
  • Investors and contractors who plan to make investments in the power industry
  • Professionals in other energy industries
  • Marketing people who need to know the background of the products they sell
  • Electric utility personnel who recently started a career in power systems or have new job responsibilities
  • Technicians, operators, and maintenance personnel who are or will be working at power plants or power system generation companies
  • Managers, accountants, and executives of the power system industry
  • Scientists or non-electrical engineers involved in power system-related projects or proposals

There are no formal prerequisites for this course.

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Introduction to power systems
  • History of the power generation
  • AC and DC concepts
  • AC circuits basics
    • Sinusoidal functions
    • Peak, RMS, and average values
    • Root mean squared amplitude, angular velocity, and phase angle
    • Time domain and phasor domain
    • Voltage/current relationship in resistive, inductive, and capacitive loads
    • Kirchoff’s voltage and current law
    • Circuit analysis using phasors
    • Complex power, active power, reactive power
    • Power factor
    • Three phase circuits
    • Y/D (star-delta) connections in three-phase systems
    • Concept of energy
Magnetic fields and AC circuits
  • Introduction to magnetic circuits
  • Flux linkage, inductance, reluctance, and energy
  • Properties of magnetic materials
  • AC excitation
  • Permanent magnets
Power System Fundamentals for Engineers Training – Power system components
  • Power Plants
  • Gas turbines
  • Steam turbines
    • Cooling towers
  • Transmission lines
  • Substations (switchgear)
  • Low voltage
  • Medium voltage
  • High voltage
    • Control room
    • Circuit breakers
  • Loads
  • Constant loads
  • Dynamic loads
  • Power electronic-based loads
  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Induction Machines
  • Introduction to poly-phase induction machines
  • Current and fluxes in induction machines
  • Induction motor equivalent circuit
  • Analysis of equivalent circuit
  • Effect of rotor resistance, wound, and squirrel cage rotors
  • Slip, Torque, and power by Thevenin theorem
Fundamentals of Generation/Synchronous machines (Generators)
  • Basic operation principles of synchronous machines
    • Rotor and stator definition
    • Field and armature windings
    • Magnetic flux in the airgap
    • Voltage generation
    • Simplified generator model
    • Phasor diagrams
    • Power-angle formulation
  • A dynamic model of generators
    • Mechanical dynamics
    • Swing equation
  • Single-phase transformers
  • Magnetic circuit model, primary and secondary
  • Voltage induction, leakage flux
  • Turn ratio, output power
  • Equivalent transformer model
  • Three phase transformers
  • Delta-Delta
  • Star-Delta
  • Star-Star
  • Delta- Star
Concepts of Power Delivery
  • Transmission Lines
  • Common types of transmission lines
  • Coaxial
  • Two-wire lines
  • Parallel-plate lines
  • Micro-strip lines
  • Steady-state analysis of transmission lines
  • Transmission line parameters
  • Lossless transmission lines
  • Equivalent transmission line models
  • Power flow in transmission lines
  • HVDC transmission
  • Reliability and challenges for power delivery
  • Customers/Loads
Power System Fundamentals for Engineers Training – Power System Operation
  • Historical Developments of the power market
  • Power System Operator
  • Transmission system operator (TSO)
  • Distribution system operator (DSO)
  • Generation Company (Genco)
  • Consumers (large and small)
  • Regulator
  • Market operator
  • Energy
  • Capacity markets
  • Ancillary services
  • Primary reserves
  • Secondary reserves
  • Black start capability
  • Manual reserve
  • Short circuit power, reactive reserve
  • Profit in market
  • Future markets
  • Day-ahead market
  • Intra-day market
  • Balancing market
  • Uncertainty in markets
  • SCADA systems
  • Energy Management Systems (EMS)
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