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Power system protection training courses

These courses offer a concise introduction to power system protection, but can also serve as a refresher course. They address all the main topics related to protection engineering and study the practical application of that knowledge.

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Power system protection training courses

Training Information

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  • Course offer:

    These courses are available on request

  • Prerequisite:

    It is recommended that participants have at least a Bachelor of Enginering degree and have a basic understanding of protection.

Major power failures can have a serious impact on the economy and on critical infrastructure functions. For individual businesses and consumers, the impact is on a smaller scale but by no means less serious. Successfully protecting power systems and related high-voltage equipment from major power failures depends on identifying the most effective protection and control technology for T&D assets. It also requires the most appropriate substation implementation or upgrade solution. With the advances in protection and communication technology in recent decades, the increase of renewable generation and its impact on the utility infrastructure, such identification and implementation activities are extremely challenging.

For whom?
These courses are designed for technical professionals working in transmission or distribution network operator companies, consultancy organisations, in large industries or government organisations involved in design, engineering, commissioning or maintenance of protection systems. It is recommended that participants have at least a Bachelor of Engineering degree.

Course outline
In a series of three courses, the fundamentals of power system protection are presented: 
  • Introduction to power system protection (2-days)
  • Overcurrent & earth fault protection (2-days)
  • Differential and impedance protection (3-days)
The Introduction to power system protection course is a basic course, covering all aspects relating to power system protection - not down to a detailed level (specialised courses are available for this purpose), but in a related context. The Overcurrent & earth fault protection and Differential and impedance protection courses are in-depth supplementary courses. 

A very “hands-on” approach is applied whereby the concepts are taught. Understanding is then strengthened by real world examples. Interaction is encouraged between participants and the presenters, to underpin the learning objectives.

Result/Learning objectives
An understanding of the fundamental principles of power system protection remains essential for many practising engineers. Through a broad introduction, and more detailed sessions, participants will:
  • Develop an understanding of the most common types of protection
  • Learn how to apply the theory to a range of practical examples
  • Comprehend the jargon when specifying protection and control equipment
  • Understand how to determine relay settings, and/or evaluate systems designed by others

For more information about these courses, please refer to the brochure. These courses are available on request. Please contact us for more information.