Price: $2,999.00

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Power System Engineering Training

Description for power system engineering training

The Power System Engineering training course will help you to understand the basic concepts of power system engineering and how to start a successful career in power engineering. Furthermore, you will learn the fundamentals of electrical systems, transient and steady state analysis, main components of power systems, electrical machines, high voltage direct current system, active/reactive power control in power systems and power system operation.

Power System Engineering training course simply teaches you the history behind the power generation and lays down the fundamentals of electric circuits including; Kirchhoff’s voltage/current laws, concept of power and energy, nodal and mesh analysis in electrical circuits, and maximum power transfer capability.  Taking this course will also help you to setup the transient and steady state analysis for different types of electrical circuits (resistive, inductive, capacitive or combined).  You will also be able to differentiate active, reactive, apparent, and complex power in power system engineering course.

This course gives you a sufficient knowledge to understand the different components of a power system such as: generators, transmission lines and distribution systems, switchgears, transformers, loads, circuit breakers, current and voltage transformers, and grounding components. Furthermore, electrical machine topic covers the main different types of electrical machines used in power systems.

Who should attend the TONEX’s  Power Systems Engineering training and seminars?

  • Power System Engineers
  • Electric Power Utility Engineers
  • Technicians
  • Test Engineers
  • Protection and Control Engineers
  • Engineers Seeking PDH

The audience in Power System engineering training course you will also learn about:

  • Power system planning and advanced applications
  • Power systems design
  • Power engineering
  • System safety engineering
  • Power Markets, Energy Economics and Strategic Planning
  • Emerging Generation Technologies
  • Dynamic/static loads
  • Synchronous/induction motors
  • Synchronous/induction generators
  • Solar generation
  • Wind generation
  • Energy storage units
  • Power factor concept
  • High voltage direct current system (HVDC)
  • Multi-terminal HVDC system
  • Converter circuits
  • Concept of harmonics and filters
  • Active power and frequency control
  • Primary droop control
  • Reactive power and voltage control
  • Static VAR compensation
  • Synchronous condensers
  • Synchronous Machine Fundamentals
  • Power System Dynamics
  • Distribution Systems Planning and Engineering
  • Substation/Distribution Automation
  • Smart Grid
  • Fundamentals of Renewable Energy Systems
  • Distributed Energy Resources, Microgrids
  • Grid Resiliency, Energy Storage and Electric Vehicles

Finally, the Power system engineering training course will introduce the power system operation and market including: Energy concepts, Generation/Transmission operators, ancillary services, regulators and future markets.


The Power system engineering training is a 3-day course designed for:

  • All individuals who need to understand the power system from generation to consumption
  • Power utility engineers
  • Test engineers
  • Engineers seeking PhD 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 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 career in power systems or having 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 power system industry
  • Scientist or non-electrical engineers involved in power system related projects or proposals

Training Objectives

Upon completion of the Power system engineering training course, the attendees are able to:

  • Apply systems engineering principles to power systems
  • Explain the basics of circuit analysis
  • Understand the main components of power systems
  • Understand Electro-Mechanical Energy Conversion
  • List steps in Power System Operations and Planning
  • Analyze, plan and design power delivery networks: Transmission and Distribution
  • Describe the concepts of frequency and active power control
  • Understand the voltage and reactive power control
  • Explain the structure of the power systems
  • Understand the time domain and transient analysis
  • Analyze dynamic system response to disturbances
  • Understand the concept of power factor and power factor correction
  • Differentiate the active/reactive, apparent and complex powers
  • Explain the different generation units such as solar, wind, and energy storage systems
  • Explain the different types of transmission lines
  • Differentiate the AC and DC machines
  • Describe the power flow analysis and different solution methods for power flow
  • Understand the HVDC systems and multi-terminal HVDC systems
  • Explain the static VAR compensation algorithms
  • Understand the power market operation and ancillary services
  • Analyze power flows in delivery networks – both for steady state and transients

Training Outline

The Power system engineering training course consists of the following lessons, which can be revised and tailored to the client’s need:

Why Power System Engineering?

  • Power System Engineering and successful career
  • What do you need to know about Power Engineering
  • Problems to be tackled on the Power Engineering career
  • Introduction to power system engineering
  • History of the power generation
  • Structure of power systems
  • Power system control
  • Design of Transmission Lines, Structures, and Foundations

Basic Power Systems Engineering Principals

  • Electric Utility Business Model
  • Economic Operation of Power Systems
  • Power System Operation and Control
  • Electric Power Generation Renewable and Conventional
  • Power Electronics and Utility Applications
  • Smart Distribution Systems
  • Computational and Simulation Methods
  • Advance Power Electronics
  • Power System Switchgear and Protection
  • Commercial and Industrial Facilities Electrical Design
  • Energy Efficiency Audits
  • Motor Controls and Automation
  • Power Quality Investigations and Solutions
  • Engineering and Operations Support
  • Power Quality Investigations for Utilities
  • Project Management Applied
  • Voltage Flicker/Motor Starting Analysis

Generation, Transmission and Distribution System Planning

  • Power System Stability
  • Distributed Generation Interconnection Studies
  • Distribution Construction Work Plan
  • Distribution Long Range Plan
  • Distribution Loss Reduction
  • Distribution (Power Factor Correction)
  • Distribution Sectionalizing and System Protection
  • Transmission Power Flow
  • Transmission Reactive Compensation
  • Transmission Stability
  • Transmission System Impact
  • Extra High Voltage Engineering
  • Power System Stability
  • Surge Phenomena in Power Systems
  • Computer Methods in Power System Analysis
  • Linear Control Systems
  • Value of Service Studies and System Reliability
  • Line Design
  • Rate and Cost of Service Analysis
  • Key Account Profitability Analysis
  • Electric Power Quality
  • Safety, Reliability and Service Quality
  • Strategic Planning Issues
  • Industry Restructuring
  • Reliability Indexing and Benchmarking
  • Communications and SCADA Systems for Power and Smart Grid
  • Substation Automation
  • Distribution Automation
  • System Integration for Utilities

Fundamentals of Electric Circuits

  • Voltage and current
  • Kirchhoff’s Voltage/Current law (KVL/KCL)
  • Ohm’s law
  • Power and energy
  • Time domain analysis
  • Basics of resistors, inductors and capacitors
  • Nodal and mesh analysis
  • Thevenin/Norton equivalent circuits
  • Superposition principle
  • Maximum power transfer

Transient and Steady State Analysis

  • First order circuits
  • RC/RL/RLC circuits
  • Root mean square (RMS)
  • Instantaneous/average power
  • Complex impedances
  • Steady state analysis using phasors
  • AC steady state power
  • Average/Active/Reactive power
  • Complex/apparent power
  • Power factor and power factor correction

Power System Components

  • Power generation units
  • Traditional Power plants (Synchronous generators)
  • Solar generations
  • Wind farm generations
  • Energy storage units
  • Tidal wave generation
  • Transmission lines and distribution systems
  • Cables and insulators
  • Long transmission lines
  • Medium transmission lines
  • Short transmission lines
  • Transmission line models
  • Maximum power transfer in transmission lines
  • Switchgears
  • Transformers
  • Loads
  • Static loads
  • Dynamic loads
  • Induction motors
  • Synchronous motors
  • Load characteristics
  • Current and voltage transformers
  • Circuit breakers
  • Grounding and lightening protection

Electrical Machines

  • DC and AC machines
  • DC motors
  • Shunt connected
  • Series connected
  • Permanent magnet
  • Separately excited
  • DC generators
  • Shunt connected
  • Separately excited
  • AC motors
  • Synchronous motors
  • Induction motors
  • AC generators
  • Synchronous generators
  • Induction generators

High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) Transmission

  • Classifications
  • Components of HVDC system
  • Converter circuit
  • Control of HVDC system
  • Harmonics and filters
  • Multi-terminal HVDC systems

Control of Active and Reactive Power

  • Active power and frequency control
  • Speed governor
  • Control of generator output power
  • Primary frequency control
  • Secondary frequency control
  • Reactive power and voltage control
  • Concept of reactive power
  • Methods of voltage control
  • Shunt reactors
  • Series capacitors
  • Shunt capacitors
  • Synchronous condensers
  • Static VAR compensation
  • Power flow analysis
  • DC power flow
  • AC power flow
  • Gauss iteration
  • Newton-Raphson

Power System Operation

  • Historical Developments of power market
  • Power System Operator
  • Market operator
  • Energy and reserve
  • Profit in market
  • Uncertainty in markets

Power System Engineering Applied

  • Electric Power Distribution
  • Electric Power Generation
  • Electric Power Systems Computer Analysis
  • Electric Power Transmission
  • Electrical Building Systems and Codes
  • Energy Efficiency and Auditing
  • Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Courses
  • Power Electronics and Rotating Machinery
  • Utilities Business and Operations Management
  • Electrical Distribution Principles and Applications
  • Designing Electrical Overhead Distribution Lines
  • Understanding Power Cable Characteristics and Applications
  • Medium Voltage Cables in Nuclear and Fossil Power Plants
  • Characteristics, Performance, Condition Assessment
  • Analyzing and Minimizing Distribution System Harmonic and Transient Disturbances
  • Electric Power Systems Computer Analysis
  • Understanding Power System Dynamic Behavior
  • Fundamentals of Substation Equipment and Control Systems
  • Analysis of Transients in Power Systems
  • Understanding Power System Dynamic Behavior
  • Analysis of Transients in Power Systems
  • Power System Operation in the Age of Smart Grid
  • Electric Power Transmission
  • Electric Power Generation
  • Principles of Substation Design and Construction
  • Wind Energy Balance-of-Plant Design
  • Site Civil, Structural, and Geotechnical Design
  • Fundamentals of Solar Power Plant Design
  • Smart Grid Analysis and Design




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