Power System Protection and Reliability Training

Commitment 10 Days, 7-8 hours a day.
Language English
User Ratings Average User Rating 4.8 See what learners said
Delivery Options Instructor-Led Onsite, Online, and Classroom Live


The Power System Protection and Reliability Training Course provides a comprehensive understanding of the principles of Digital Power System Relaying and Protection Applications. This Power System Protection and Reliability training course will help the participants in testing, operating, and adjusting protective relays. Delegates will understand the reliability and availability of power systems networks, and proactive modules to protect the power system networks to work in a safe and efficient manner.

This Power System Protection and Reliability Training course will feature:

  • Define all protection devices required for the power system
  • Define all standards regarding protection devices and their setting
  • Applying function tests for protection devices and PD analysis
  • Faults types and fault study
  • Protection relay according to ANSI code

The Structure

This comprehensive training course consists of two modules which can be booked as a 10-Day Training event, or as individual, 5-Day training courses.

Module 1 – Power Quality and Reliability
Module 2 – Power System Protection
  • 10 days of Power System Protection and Reliability Training with an expert instructor
  • Power System Protection and Reliability Electronic Course Guide
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee



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

  • Understand power protection devices
  • Understand faults system and types
  • Power system reliability and PD analysis
  • Load types and network availability
  • Learn Fundamental Principles of Power System Protection
  • We can adapt this Power System Protection and Reliability 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 Protection and Reliability course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
  • We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the Power System Protection and Reliability 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 Protection and Reliability course in a manner understandable to lay audiences.

The target audience for this training course:

  • Electrical power system engineers
  • Electrical Technician
  • All engineers and tech work in substations, power systems, and electrical companies (generation, transmission, dist.)
  • For managers to understand the effect of power factor correction on cost
  • Anyone who requires an understanding of the principles of protective relaying such as recent graduates or those who are new to the industry. Also beneficial as an update on the latest relaying technology

There are no formal prerequisites for this course.

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Module 1: Power Quality and Reliability
Day One: Introduction, Voltage Sags, and Interruptions
  • Power quality definition and basics
  • Quantifying power quality
  • ITI curve
  • Causes of voltage sags
  • Causes of interruptions
  • Mitigation methods
 Day Two: Transient Voltage Excursions
  • Motor starting
  • Switching and traveling waves
  • Capacitor switching
  • Lightning
  • Lightning shielding and grounding
  • Ferroresonance
 Day Three: Reliability Indices, Effects of Fault Clearing on Power Quality
  • IEEE-defined reliability indices
  • Interpreting reliability indices
  • Fault clearing
  • Reclosing strategies
  • Fuse saving philosophy
  • Fuse blowing philosophy
Day Four: Insulation Coordination, Arresters, and Steady-State Voltage Regulation
  • Basic impulse level
  • Insulation systems
  • Insulation testing
  • Arrester selection and application
  • Load tap changers and voltage regulators
  • Effects of steady-state voltage on system operation
 Day Five: Harmonics
  • Fundamentals of harmonics
  • Causes and effects of harmonics
  • AC power and power factor
  • Mitigating harmonic effects
  • K-factor transformers
  • Harmonic filters
Module 2: Power System Protection
Day Six: Introduction, Math Review, Symmetrical Components, and Sequence Networks
  • Protection introduction
  • Phasor math
  • Per-unit calculations
  • Symmetrical components
  • Sequence networks
  • Fault modeling
 Day Seven: Electromechanical and Digital Relays, Relay Schemes for Radial Systems, Time-Coordinated Overcurrent Protection
  • Electromechanical relay operating principles
  • Microprocessor-based relay implementation
  • Instantaneous and time overcurrent relays
  • Reclosers and sectionalizes
  • Time-current curves
  • Device coordination
 Day Eight: Relay Schemes for Networked Systems and Device Protection
  • Distance relays
  • Distance relays with pilot protection
  • Differential relays
  • Differential relays for bus protection
  • Differential relays for generator protection
  • Differential relays for transformer protection
 Day Nine: Effect of Protection on Reliability
  • Reliability indices
  • Fault clearing time and reclosing
  • Effects of nearby faults
  • Fuse saving strategy
  • Fuse blowing strategy
  • Intelligent protective devices
 Day Ten: Arc Flash Hazard and a Look to the Future
  • Shock hazard versus burn/blast hazard
  • IEEE 1584 and NFPA 70E
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Hazard labeling
  • A look to the future: communication-based overcurrent protection
  • A look to the future: intelligent sectionalizing
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