Power System Fundamentals for Non-Electrical Professionals

Webinaire / les 27 et 28 août 2024 /
Code : 15-0810-ONL24

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Veuillez noter :
This course is held online over 2 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):

9:30 am to 5:30 pm Eastern (Will include the usual breaks)

After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Interact more effectively with other work groups involved with the transmission, generation and operation of the grid
  • Apply knowledge of power systems in work related to electric facilities construction and operation
  • Understand power system reliability issues and their impacts on electric power systems
  • Participate in discussions regarding trends and developments in electric power system

The course explains the fundamental principles of electric power systems. It describes step by step what constitutes an electric power system, how it works, the associated components of a power system and their functions, why blackouts occur, and mitigation measures.

The course also describes the latest developments in power systems like smart grid, their components and their applications in transmission and distribution.

Who Should Attend
Engineers from disciplines other than electrical engineering • Technicians involved in power conversion work required for oil and gas industries, manufacturing facilities and process industries • Electricity export/import market specialists • Professionals who need to upgrade their current experience and knowledge of electrical power systems.

Veuillez noter :
This course is held online over 2 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):

9:30 am to 5:30 pm Eastern (Will include the usual breaks)

Horaire : 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM EDT

Exigences techniques

Pour les utilisateurs de PC
OS: Windows 7, 8, 10 ou plus récent

Navigateur :
IE 11 ou plus récent, Edge 12 ou plus récent, Firefox 27 ou plus récent, Chrome 30 ou plus récent

Pour les utilisateurs de Macintosh
OS: MacOS 10.7 ou plus récent

Navigateur :
Safari 7+, Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+

OS: iOS 8 ou plus récent

OS: Android 4.0 ou supérieur

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Veuillez noter :
This course is held online over 2 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):

9:30 am to 5:30 pm Eastern (Will include the usual breaks)

Day 1

Welcome, Introduction, Course Preview, Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Method

Electricity Basics

  • Fundamentals of electricity
  • Volts, amps, frequency
  • Basic elements in a power system
  • Power and Energy
  • DC System
  • AC System
  • AC versus DC System

What Constitutes a Power System

  • What is a power system?
  • AC power system
  • Generators and how they work
  • Energy sources: Thermal, Hydro, Nuclear
  • Other types of power generations
  • Canadian energy sources
  • Transformers and their applications
  • Substations

Active and Reactive Power

  • Active and Reactive Power
  • Power factor and concept of Lead-Lag
  • Reactive compensation

Single and Three-phase Systems

  • Single and three-phase power
  • Why do we need three-phase power
  • Balanced and unbalanced systems
  • Symbols and diagrams
  • Phasors: engineers’ tool

Distribution Systems Overview

  • Voltage classification
  • Residential system
  • Industrial system
  • Radial vvs.Ring Main
  • Design considerations
    • Grounding
      • Equipment and system grounding
      • Substation grounding
    • Arc Flash & Safety
      • Root cause and impact
      • Protection boundary
      • Warning labels and PPE
      • Arc Flash mitigations
      • CSA Z462 & IEEE1584
    • Voltage Dips and Flickers
      • Causes and impacts
      • Compensation
    • Harmonics
      • Causes and impacts
      • Mitigations
    • Other Considerations

Day 2

Transmission Systems Overview

  • Transmission overview
  • AC versus DC transmission
  • AC power transmission - Overhead and Underground
  • Inductance and capacitance of transmission lines
  • Line losses and voltage regulation
  • Loss Compensation

Overhead Systems for Transmission and Distribution

  • Poles and towers
  • Conductors
  • Insulators
  • Sags and safety standards

Power System Faults and Protection

  • Types of faults in a power system and how to protect a system
    • Residential system
    • Industrial Applications
    • Equipment protection
  • Generator
  • Transformer
  • Circuit Breakers
    • Transmission System
    • What happens when a fault is not cleared

Smart Grid

  • What is a smart grid?
  • Why a smart grid?
  • Smart grid in distribution
  • Smart Grid in Transmission
  • Electric vehicles
  • Smart grid initiatives
  • Smart grid technical issues: Codes and standards, Reliability, Cyber security and privacy

Questions and Answers and Feedback to Participants on Achievement of Learning Outcomes

Concluding Remarks and Final Adjournment


Ajit Bapat, P.Eng., M.Eng., MBA

Ajit is well known in the electrical distribution field for his 40 years of expertise in the art and science of ground fault protection.

He holds Master's degrees in business administration and electrical engineering, specializing in power systems and power system protection. He has particular interest in ground fault protection; digital metering systems; microprocessor based integrated systems for protection; and the metering, monitoring, and control of power distribution systems. A member of Professional Engineers Ontario, he is also a senior life member of the IEEE.



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