Price: $1,999.00

Length: 2 Days
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Power Systems for Non-Engineers, Training Course

Power Systems for non-engineers, is a training course and seminar intended for the non-engineers, non-power system engineers, managers and others. Power Systems for non-engineers training is developed for anyone  who wants to develop a good understanding of power systems, its architecture and building blocks, their components, products and services and its integration.


Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the attendees will be able to:

  • Discuss the key concepts of Power System
  • Discuss electricity and how the electrical power system works
  • List the various Power System Terms
  • Discuss essentials of interconnected electric power systems in very basic, practical terms
  • Understand the implications of having an inter-connected nation-wide system
  • Discuss important aspects of an interconnected power system
  • Describe overall concepts of power systems planning, design and operation
  • Describe electrical concepts, design considerations, construction practices, and operational aspects
  • Incorporate demonstrations of key concepts in the Power Systems

Course Agenda and Content

Power Systems Overview, Terminology, and Basic Concepts

  • History of Electric Power
  • Overview of Power Systems
  • Terminology and Basic Concepts
  • Mystery of Electricity (amps, volts, watts, etc.)
  • Components
  • Characteristics
  • How the power system works
  • Sources of Power Generation
  • Power System components
  • Interconnected system operation and control
  • Issues facing the electrical industry
  • Voltage, Current and Resistance
  • AC (alternate current) vs. DC (direct current)Power Energy
  • Three Phase Power
  • Power Triangle

Basic Grid Operations

  • Introduction to Power Grid Operation
  • Power system background
  • Fundamentals of power system angle and voltage stability
  • Generator controls
  • Frequency regulation
  • Corrective control versus preventative (N-1) strategies
  • Options for managing the new distribution system
  • Roles and Stakeholders
  • Important stakeholder
  • Distributed System Operators (DSO)
  • Market players who operate an electricity network
  • Positioning on the market or technical factors
  • Distribution system operators connected to the transmission system
  • Regional distribution system operator
  • Local distribution system operator
  • Market desk and DSO relationship

Power System Components

  • Generators
  • Transformers
  • Transmission Lines
  • Loads
  • Construction
  • Distribution
  • Generation
  • Substations
  • Transmission
  • Load Factor
  • Impedance
  • Power Factor
  • Losses
  • Right-of-Way
  • Safety

Power Generation and Energy Conversion

  • Electrical Energy
  • Turbine
  • Electrical Generator
  • Coal-Fired Power Plant
  • Combustion Turbine Power Plant
  • Hydroelectric Power Plant
  • Nuclear Power Plant
  • Renewable

Modern Power Station

  • Transmission of Electric
  • Power
  • Transmission
  • Transmission Losses
  • Distribution of Power
  • AC Power
  • Power Factor

Power Generation

  • AC vs. DC
  • AC Voltage Generation
  • The Three-Phase AC Generator
  • Real-Time Generation
  • Generator Connections
  • Wye and Delta Stator Connections
  • Power Plants and Prime Movers
  • Transmission Lines

Alternative Energy Sources

  • Renewable energy sources
  • Alternative sources to generate electricity
  • Solar energy
  • Geothermal energy
  • Biomass energy
  • Ocean energy
  • Wind energy

Transmission Lines

  • Conductors
  • Transmission Line Design Parameters
  • Underground Transmission


  • Large power transformers
  • Distribution Boards
  • Earthing/Grounding
  • Need for Earthing
  • Electric shock (Direct and indirect)


  • Substation Equipment
  • Layouts
  • Transformers
  • Regulators
  • Circuit Breakers
  • Reclosers
  • Disconnect Switches
  • Lightning Arresters
  • Electrical Bus
  • Capacitor Banks
  • Reactors
  • Static VAR Compensators
  • Control Buildings
  • Preventative Maintenance

Power Distribution

  • Distribution Systems
  • Transformer Connections (Optional Supplementary Reading)
  • Fuses and Cutouts
  • Riser or Dip Pole
  • Underground Service

Power Consumption

  • Electrical Energy Consumption
  • Power System Efficiency
  • Power Factor
  • Supply and Demand
  • Demand-Side Management
  • Metering
  • Performance-Based Rates
  • Service-Entrance Equipment

Power System Protection

  • Two Types of Protection
  • System-Protection Equipment and Concepts
  • Distribution Protection
  • Transmission Protection
  • Substation Protection
  • Generator Protection
  • Generator Synchronization
  • Overall Transmission Protection
  • Personal Protection (Safety)
  • Electrical Safety
  • Personal Protection

Interconnected Power Systems

  • Interconnected Power Systems
  • The North American Power Grids
  • Regulatory Environment
  • Interchange Scheduling
  • Interconnected System Operations
  • System Demand and Generator Loading
  • Reliable Grid Operations

System Control Centers and Telecommunications

  • Electric System Control Centers
  • Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)
  • Energy Management Systems
  • Telecommunications

Power Quality

  • Components
  • Continuity
  • Quality
  • Efficiency
  • Causes of Power Quality
  • Problems
  • Voltage fluctuations (flicker)
  • Voltage dips and interruptions
  • Voltage Imbalance (unbalance)
  • Power frequency variations
  • Harmonics

Wrap Up

  • Summary
  • Questions



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