Power Systems Certificate Training

Commitment 4 Days, 7-8 hours a day.
Language English
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Power Systems Certificate Training is designed by highly educated instructors at Enoinstitute in order to provide specialized training in the power system area. The certificate consists of four technical power system areas which are designed for engineers and students seeking to improve their power system knowledge and position themselves for their job responsibilities and promotions.

  • 4 days of Power Systems Certificate Training with an expert instructor
  • Power Systems Certificate Training Electronic Course Guide
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee



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

  • Understand the basic power system components with their functionality
  • Design the power system components based on customers’ demand
  • Differentiate the modern power system with the advancement of power electronics from traditional power systems
  • Model generators, transformers, transmission lines, and loads
  • Conduct the stability analysis for different components of the power systems
  • Design the grounding system in power systems
  • Design the distribution systems
  • Understand the different types of faults in power systems and fault analysis
  • Describe the fundamentals of protection and relaying in power systems
  • Understand the modern power system components and smart/microgrids
  • Explain the communication technology used in micro/smart grids
  • Understand the different control levels in micro/smart grids
  • Differentiate the modern and traditional control in power systems
  • Explain the advanced control and optimizations implemented in micro/smart grids
  • Analyze the stability of modern power systems
  • Implement the control/analysis in real-world projects
  • 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 engineers who want to learn, design, or operate the power systems
  • Power traders to understand the power systems.
  • Independent system operator personnel.
  • Faculty members from academic institutes who want to teach the power system courses.
  • Investors and contractors who plan to make investments in the power industry.
  • Professionals in other energy industries.
  • Marketing people 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.
  • Graduate students seeking a professional career in power systems

There are no formal prerequisites for this course.

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Basic Concepts
  • Review of complex numbers.
  • Complex power.
  • Conservation of complex power
  • Balanced three-phase
  • Unbalanced three phase
  • Phasor and time domain
  • Per phase analysis
  • Per unit normalization
  • Change of base in per unit systems
  • Per unit analysis of normal system
  • Complex power transmission
Main Components of Power Systems
  • Generators
  • Transformers
  • Transmission lines
  • Substations (switchgear)
    • Circuit breakers
    • Disconnectors
  • Loads
  • Constant: Resistive, Inductive, Capacitive
  • Dynamic: Power electronic and electric vehicle charging
  • Induction Machines
Transformer Modeling
  • Single-phase transformers
  • Three phase transformers
  • Different connections for three-phase transformers
  • Equivalent circuit model of transformers
  • Per-unit calculations in transformers
  • Auto-transformers
Transmission Line Parameters and Performance
  • Transmission line parameters
  • Transmission line modeling
  • Waves in transmission lines
  • Simplified transmission line models
  • Power-handling capability of transmission lines
Power System Models
  • Radial system
  • Loop system
  • Network system
Power Flow Analysis
  • AC power flow
  • DC power flow
  • Solutions for power flow
    • Gauss iterations (Gauss-Seidel)
    • Newton-Raphson
    • Fast decoupled solution
Fault Analysis
  • Definition of faults
  • Main causes for faults
  • Types of faults in transmission lines
  • Fault event sequence
  • Fault analysis in simple circuits
  • RMS fault current calculations
  • Superposition approach for analysis of fault
  • Common types of faults
  • Single line to ground (SLG)
  • Double line to ground (DLG)
  • Line to line (LL)
  • Short circuit ratio (SCR) in power systems
  • Weak AC power system
Symmetrical Components and Unbalanced Operation
  • Introduction to symmetrical components
  • Symmetrical components for fault analysis
  • Sequence network connections
  • Positive sequence
  • Negative Sequence
  • Zero sequence
  • Sequence network connections for different fault types
  • Single-line to ground
  • Double line to ground
  • Line to line
  • Power from sequence variables
  • Generator model in sequence networks
  • Transformer model in sequence networks
  • Transmission line model in sequence networks
  • Sequence model for the entire system
  • The z-matrix method in fault analysis
  • Calculation of Z-matrix
State Estimation
  • Why state estimation?
  • What are the variables to be estimated?
  • Effect of noise on measurements
  • Objectives of state estimation in power systems
  • Effect of PMUs on state estimation
  • Basic procedure to estimate the states
  • Example with DC power flow
  • Solutions for state estimation
  • Weighted least square
  • Least square with updated weights
  • Least absolute value (LAV) method
  • Bad data processing and the effect of noise
Power Systems Certificate Training – Contingency Analysis
  • Application of Thevenin’s theory in short circuit calculations
  • Passive short circuit analysis
  • AC short circuit analysis techniques
  • Short circuit analysis for radial systems
  • Multiple short circuit sources in interconnected networks
  • Balanced three-phase short circuits
  • Unbalanced short circuit faults
  • Three-phase analysis and estimation of X/R ratio of fault current
  • Time domain fault analysis in large-scale power systems
  • AC/DC short circuit current calculations
Power Systems Certificate Part 2: Power Quality and Design
Fundamentals of Power Quality
  • Basics of complex power and power flow in power systems
  • Introduction to power quality
  • Concept of power quality and definitions
  • IEEE standards for power quality
  • Power quality in utility
  • Power conditioners
  • Uninterruptable power systems (UPS)
  • Electrical disturbances affect the power quality
  • Equipment performance in terms of power quality
  • Concepts of harmonics
  • Effect of harmonics on power quality
  • Monitoring the power quality
  • Accuracy of monitoring
  • Impact of static converters on supply networks
  • Probability curves in power quality monitoring
  • Monitoring standards
  • Case studies in power quality
  • Flicker
  • Effect of noise on power quality
  • Effect of voltage changes on power quality
  • Transients
  • Voltage sag
  • Voltage swell
  • Effect of unbalance on power quality
  • Distributed generation and power quality
  • Troubleshooting the power quality problems
Reactive Power Compensation
  • Characteristics of inductances and capacitances
  • Reactive power
  • Reactive power compensator
  • Power factor correction
  • Passive filters
Grounding System Design in Power Systems
  • Principles of design
  • Purposes of grounding
  • Standards to be considered in grounding
  • Resistance and impedance to ground
  • Typical ground electrode constructions
  • NEC-Article 250 for grounding design
  • System models in grounding design
  • Designing the grounds for lightning
  • Impedance measurements for grounding
  • Grounding arrangement for low and high voltage
  • IEEE design procedures
  • Integrated ground designs
  • Testing the grounding design
  • Substation grounding design
  • Safety assessment for grounding design
  • Effect of grounding on power quality
Distribution Grounding Design
  • Introduction of grounding for distribution systems
  • Examples of distribution systems
  • Voltage levels in distribution systems
  • Distribution system components
  • Distribution grounding practices
  • Calculations for grounding resistance
  • Safety standards
  • Computer-based grounding design
  • Ground measurements in distribution systems
  • Transients in distribution systems
  • Faults in distribution systems
  • Isolation transformers for distribution systems
Power Systems Certificate Training – Protection and Relaying
  • Different types of faults in power systems
  • Fundamentals of protection
  • Purpose of using relays
  • Current transformers
  • Voltage transformers
  • Earth fault and leakage protection
  • Differential protection
  • Generator protection
  • Transformer protection
  • Motor protection
  • Examples of protections
  • Testing of differential protections
  • Transformer earth fault protection
  • Earth fault relay
  • Generator relay testing
  • Stability, reclosing, and load shedding
  • Fault monitoring
Energy Management Systems (EMS)
  • Modern energy management systems
  • State estimation
  • Economic operation
  • Network security
  • The smart grid
  • Modern SCADA systems
  • Distribution management system
  • Practical overview
Power Systems Certificate Part 3: Advanced power systems (Micro and Smart Grids)
Introduction to Smart Grids
  • Definition of smart grids
  • Environmental issues
  • Advantages of smart grids
  • Benefits to customers
  • Information and communication technologies
  • Digital sense and control of the grid
Introduction to Micro Grids
  • Definition of microgrid
  • Main components of a microgrid
  • Distributed generation
  • Electrical vehicles
  • Car charging stations
  • Solar panels
  • Wind farms
  • Battery energy storages
  • Grid-connected and islanded microgrids
  • Voltage source converters in microgrids
  • The efficiency of the microgrid
Challenges Regarding the Smart and Micro Grids
  • Regulatory changes in smart grids
  • Utility business models
  • Effect of loads on smart grids
  • Cost of generation
  • Controllability
  • Interaction between renewable energy sources of a microgrid
  • Frequency control challenges
  • Demand response in microgrids
Interconnection of Smart and Micro Grids
  • Transmission lines
  • Grid interconnection (grid-connected mode)
  • Protection of transmission lines in smart grids
  • Wide area measurement systems (WAMS)
  • Communication networks in smart grids
  • Integration of electric vehicles into the grid
  • Integration of solar and wind farms to the grid
  • Wireless and wireline communications
  • Digital sense and control of smart grids
Advance Technologies Offered by Smart Grids
  • Power saving
  • Smart meters
  • Green energy systems
  • Smart substations
  • Smart residential networks
  • Advanced technologies for distribution automation
  • Advanced metering infrastructure
  • Could computing and mobile apps
  • Advanced pricing schemes
  • Large data analysis
Power Systems Certificate Training – Security in Smart and Micro Grids
  • Potential threats
  • Different types of faults
  • Voltage support
  • Frequency compensation
  • Demand response events
  • Government regulations
  • System protection
  • IEC 61850
  • Cyber security in smart grids
  • Secured smart grid
  • Data loss
Advanced Control Architecture in Smart and Micro Grids
  • Basic control provided by voltage source converters
  • Pulse Width Modulation (PWM)
  • Hierarchical control of microgrids
  • Primary Control
  • Inner current controllers
  • Voltage controllers
  • Active and reactive power control
  • Primary droop controllers
  • Secondary voltage and frequency controllers
  • Droop frequency controllers in islanded mode
  • Tertiary control of microgrids
  • Optimization and cooperative control in microgrids
  • Distributed optimization-based upper-level control
  • Energy management in battery energy storage systems
  • Control of solar panels
  • Maximum power point controller (MPPT)
  • Proportional resonance controller (PR)
  • Control of wind farms
  • Control of battery energy storage
  • Control of electric vehicles
Power Systems Certificate Part 4: Power System Control (linear and advanced control)
Introduction to Power System Control
  • History of power system control
  • Control engineering practice
  • Examples of power system control
Modeling of Power System Control
  • Differential equations in power systems
  • Linear approximation of power system equations
  • The Laplace transform
  • Block diagram methods
  • Simulation of power systems
Feedback Control in Power System
  • Open and close loop control systems
  • Sensitivity of control systems
  • Control of transient response
  • Steady-state error
  • Cost of feedback control
  • S-plane root location
  • Transient response in power systems
  • Performance indices
  • Simplification of linear models of power systems
Stability of Linear Feedback Power System
  • Concept of stability in power systems
  • Routh-Hurwitz stability criterion
  • The relative stability of feedback control
  • Root locations in s-plane
Root locus Method in Power System Studies
  • Root locus concept
  • Examples of root locus in power system studies
  • Parameter design by root locus method
  • Sensitivity analysis
Frequency Response in Modern Power System
  • Frequency response method
  • Bode and Nyquist analysis for power system studies
  • Performance specifications in the frequency domain
  • Frequency domain analysis in Microgrids and Smart Grids
  • Impedance analysis of renewable energy sources
  • Stability in the frequency domain
  • Closed loop frequency response
  • Stability with a time delay effect
Time Domain Analysis in Power System
  • State variables of a dynamic power system
  • State vector differential equations
  • Time domain stability
  • Time response and transition matrix
Least Square Estimation
  • Problem formulation and examples in power system state estimation
  • Matrix singular analysis
  • Non-constraint optimization problem
Power Systems Certificate Training – Kalman Filter-Based Estimation
  • The standard regulator problem
  • Basics of Kalman filtering
  • Asymptotic properties
  • Quadratic weight selection
  • State estimator design
  • Applications in power systems
  • Prony analysis
  • Kalman filtering toolbox
Frequency Domain-based Analysis and Control Design in Power System
  • Introduction to frequency analysis
  • Applications in electrical resonances
  • Torsional resonance analysis
  • Impedance analysis
State Space-based Analysis and Control Design
  • State space model of a linear system
  • Application to non-linear systems
  • Matrix analysis in power systems
  • Dynamic phasor based analysis
  • Application of dynamic phasor in unbalanced power systems
  • Dynamic phasor models of induction machines
Optimization in Power System
  • Problem formulation
  • Minimizing the generation cost in power systems
  • Adding the equality constraints
  • Inequality constraints
  • Subgradient-based distributed optimization
  • Multi-agent system-based optimization
  • Battery scheduling and dispatch
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